What is obesity?

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. It is a widespread issue in the UK, affecting approximately 1 in 4 people and 1 in 5 children between the ages of 10 and 11.

Obesity is typically brought on by eating more calories than you burn off via exercise, especially those found in fatty and sugary meals. The body stores the extra energy as fat.

Obesity is becoming a more widespread issue due to the fact that many individuals in modern society consume excessive amounts of inexpensive, high-calorie food and spend a lot of time sitting at desks, on couches, or in cars.

What are the effects of obesity?

It’s crucial to take action to combat obesity since, in addition to evident physical changes, it can also result in a range of serious and even harmful illnesses.

These include:

Type 2 diabetes
Coronary heart disease
– Some types of cancer, like breast cancer and bowel cancer

Additionally, being overweight can lower your quality of life and cause psychological issues, including sadness and low self-esteem.

Numerous other issues, such as challenges with daily tasks and major health disorders, might result from obesity.


Day-to-day problems associated with obesity include:

– Increased sweating
– Low confidence and self-esteem
– Difficulty doing physical activity
– Feeling isolated
– Often feeling very tired
– Joint and back pain

The psychological issues brought on by obesity may cause sadness and have an impact on your relationships with friends and family.

How can we help you?

Visit us if you are overweight or obese for guidance on how to lose weight safely and to determine whether you are at a higher risk for developing health issues.

Our pharmacists may do tests in addition to determining your BMI to ascertain whether your weight puts you at a higher risk of developing health problems.

Visit Bliss Chemist to talk about obesity treatment today.

Click here to use the NHS BMI calculator to check your body mass index (BMI) and find out if you’re a healthy weight.
Or you can use it to check your child’s BMI.