Obesity is a condition that may be managed through various approaches. Treatment depends on individual patient characteristics including overall weight (BMI), age and medical history. The treatments available for weight loss include:

  • Healthy diet
  • Increasing Exercise
  • Weight Loss Medications: Including Orlistat (Xenical) which works to control weight through limiting fat absorption.
  • Weight loss surgery such as gastric band surgery, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 14, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm