Celebrity doctor warns of illness linked to lifestyle
A CELEBRITY doctor has urged people in the Lothians to be more open to a visit to the GP after it emerged nearly half of local people are potentially affected by lifestyle-related illnesses.
A recent survey carried out found that in the Lothians 48 per cent of people are at risk from conditions like obesity, hepatitis C or even sexually transmitted diseases as a direct result of their lifestyle.
The same study revealed only around a quarter of those asked would "bury their head in the sand" if they detected a problem with their body, while 13 per cent said they didn't have time to see a doctor.
Dr Christian Jessen, best known for presenting Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny and Embarrassing Illnesses, said: "Whether it's through a GP, an online surgery or a web-based pharmacy, the important thing is that people seek advice and treatment from a qualified practitioner.
"Early diagnosis is key as most illnesses are treatable and I urge everyone not to suffer in silence."
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