It worries me when women â€“ young or old â€“ walk into my clinic and tell me how unhappy they are with their bodies.
Very often, it is the younger women and girls who have poor body image and unhealthy dieting practices. Most think they are not thin enough, or that they do not have the perfect figure. Some obsess about certain features of their bodies, such as their breasts, thighs or hips.
Such behaviour is a cause for concern, as it is not merely â€œin their headsâ€, but can adversely affect their health and psychological well-being.