Obesity or being overweight is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A person with body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, and a person with BMI over 30 is considered obese.
The risk for these noncommunicable diseases increases with BMI.
Childhood obesity is associated with a higher chance of obesity, premature death and disability in adulthood. In addition to increased future risks, obese children experience breathing difficulties, increased risk of fractures, hypertension, early markers of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and psychological effects.
The dual energy delivered by BTL Exilis Elite™ speeds up the metabolic activity of fat cells and causes them to shrink. It also stimulates and strengthens the collagen network, which improves skin elasticity and texture. The thermal energy simultaneously encourages the production of new and firmer collagen, which tightens the skin.
The treatment helps eliminate the signs of ageing, and reshapes the body, with minimal downtime. It can postpone or remove the need for invasive surgery, especially for patients with mild to moderate fat deposits.
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Losing weight in itself is a challenging task, which requires you to stay consistent and motivated to achieve the desired weight. Often, the most common hurdle is overcoming hunger. Saxenda (liraglutide) is a prescription-only medication that is US FDA and Singapore HSA-approved for the treatment of obesity (BMI >30, or >27 with a comorbidity). The medication acts like the hormone Glucagon Like Peptide- 1, which is produced after a meal to signal to the brain to stop eating, so as to reduce appetite and food intake.
Used for a period of 3-6 months together with regular exercise and a balanced diet, most individuals can achieve weight loss of 5-10% of their body weight. Significant weight loss will give added benefits, with improvement in obesity-related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and sleep apnea. Apart from medical benefits, enjoy the aesthetic appeal of looking years younger.
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