Since the 1830s, obesity has been measured through the employment of the Body Mass Index (BMI).
This particular tool dictates that individuals with a BMI over 30 are classed as obese. Those with a BMI over 40 are classed as severely obese.
Although many put being obese down to the simple fact that an individual consumes excessive amounts of food and is not active, this is not always true. Sadly, obesity can arise from many health complications.
Contrary to belief, reducing an individual’s BMI is not as simple as eating healthier and participating in physical activity.
Sadly, some individuals require obesity treatment to ensure that they can reduce their BMI and live a healthy lifestyle.
If you are worried about your health and believe that now is the right time for you to tackle your obesity, yet have found that following a diet and attempting to increase your physical activity is not helping you entirely, you may benefit from obesity treatment.
Provided by many health providers and rehabs such as our own, obesity treatment is highly beneficial. However, due to a lack of information, you may have previously overlooked obesity treatment.
With this in mind, we have offered insight into obesity treatment here.
Why Is Obesity Treatment Needed?
The NHS reports that 67% of men and 60% of women in the United Kingdom are currently classified as overweight or obese. Sadly, obesity comes hand-in-hand with many physical and psychological health complications that can be somewhat severe.
For example, medical research confirms that those who are obese are at much greater risk of developing health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnancy complications and stroke.
Without obesity treatment, the conditions noted above can have devastating outcomes. Yet, when obesity treatment is secured, the overall impact of physical and psychological health consequences can be mitigated.
The Benefits Associated With Obesity Treatment
As noted above, when obesity treatment is secured, physical and psychological health consequences can be mitigated.
In addition, obesity treatment helps many regain self-confidence and self-esteem that may have otherwise diminished.
Obesity treatment has also proven to be highly successful when considering fertility. This is because maintaining a healthy weight can improve fertility and pregnancy health.
Obesity treatment also helps many maintain weight loss without the need for excessive dieting. Through education, obesity treatment ensures that progress can be maintained.
Obesity Diagnosis and Treatment
Contrary to belief, determining the obesity treatment required goes far beyond simply calculating an individual’s Body Mass Index.
Although this particular tool will be employed, a thorough diagnosis must be made. This is because obesity has physical ramifications on an individual’s health and, in some instances, stems from a psychological disorder such as depression, anxiety, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.
To diagnose and determine the obesity treatment required, those that seek treatment will need to complete a physical and psychological evaluation.
Physical evaluations often consist of reviewing an individual’s physical health. This review will examine eating patterns, activity levels, previous weight loss and weight gain. It will also review any hereditary health issues such as high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.
Once a physical evaluation is complete, psychological evaluations are carried out. Although many question why a psychological evaluation is necessary when considering obesity treatment, it is important to understand that 58% of individuals that experience a mental health problem are at risk of becoming obese.
Upon completing a physical and psychological evaluation, medical professionals will have the information needed to determine the obesity treatment that is deemed beneficial.
Obesity Treatment at Cassiobury Court
Here at Cassiobury Court, we offer a wide range of obesity treatments. Typically offered on an inpatient basis, our treatments consist of one-to-one therapy, group therapy and food and meal planning. We also provide a wealth of physical activities and guidance on nutritional intake.
These particular obesity treatments will ensure that you have the knowledge and insight you need to make healthy choices and get the nutrients you need from a balanced diet. These treatments will also encourage you to participate in activities such as walking and yoga to assist you in losing weight.
If you find yourself searching for obesity treatment, as noted above, we will conduct a physical and psychological evaluation as you enter our residential rehab. Similar to the evaluations outlined above, this will ensure that our team has the opportunity to learn more about your health and lifestyle.
Obtaining vital information will guarantee that your personalised obesity treatment plan can be created.
Combining Obesity Treatment and Mental Health Treatment
Should we believe that your obesity stems from a mental health condition, we will ensure that you receive appropriate mental health treatment alongside obesity treatment.
Mental health treatment often includes psychological therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and motivational interviewing.
These therapies will encourage you to determine the factors that may have caused your obesity and mental health disorder to arise and will allow you to gain an understanding of how your mental health disorder has impaired your physical health.
Not only will this enable you to ensure that you do not relapse and put any weight lost back on, but it will ensure that your mental health disorder can be alleviated.
Contact Us Today
If you believe that you may require obesity treatment, we welcome you to contact us today to discuss your options regarding obesity treatment.
As and when you do so, we will listen to you as you discuss your health with us. We will also offer you a wealth of insight into the treatments we can provide.
Likewise, if you are worried about a loved one’s health and believe that obesity treatment may benefit them, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can answer any questions you may have and ensure that you have the guidance you need to share your concerns with your loved one.
By taking the first step in securing obesity treatment, we can help you or your loved one live a happy, healthy future.