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NEVER WALK ALONE: SUPPORT FOR YOUR JOURNEY

Support for Your Journey

At Life Weight Loss Centre we believe that not all of life’s journeys should be solitary, and that more can be accomplished together, with like-minded people, than alone.

From the very start, before a consultation is even scheduled, we hold free seminars for those curious about what is involved with weight loss surgery.

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Does obesity impact my mental health?

Mental Health and Obesity

Obesity can affect a person’s health far beyond just the physical manifestations and side effects associated with this disease. From 2014-15, 28% of Australian adults were classified as obese. An increase from 19% in 1995, equating to almost 2 in 3 adults classified as overweight or obese. [1]

Some of the physical effects associated with obesity like sleep apnoea, asthma, breathlessness and daytime fatigue, are all greatly increased. There is another side of obesity that may be ignored due to not being as visible. That is the mental impact of obesity on a person.

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What will happen after weight loss surgery?

AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY

Gastric bypass surgery alters sections of the small intestine and the stomach. The stomach is divided in to two sections, a small upper pouch, and much larger lower pouch, of which only the smaller pouch is used. The small intestine is then rearranged to connect to both sections, with all food travelling a shorter distance in to the intestine.

Gastric bypass is classified as major surgery, and it is good to get an understanding of what to expect post-surgery.

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25 Diseases Related to Obesity

Obesity is associated with many health and medical problems. What’s worse is that the progression of the disease is largely silent, slowly affecting every body system with little to no obvious signs.

Here are the top 25 health problems associated with Obesity:

#1: Type II Diabetes

Almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity. People who are overweight or have obesity have added pressure on their body's ability to use insulin to properly control blood sugar levels, and are therefore more likely to develop diabetes. The number of diabetes cases among American adults increased by a third during the 1990s, and additional increases are expected. This rapid increase in the occurrence of diabetes is mostly attributed to the growing prevalence of obesity in the United States.

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The Shocking Truth about Obesity

Magazines tend to be full of dieting articles on how to drop 5 to 10 kilos, but plenty of Australians need to lose a whole lot more than that to have a healthy BMI (between 18.5 and 24.9). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2014-15, 63.4% of Australian adults were overweight or obese (11.2 million people), that is, they had a BMI over 30-35, which is considered obese. This is similar to the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 2011-12 (62.8%) and an increase since 1995 (56.3%).

 What is shocking is that even though people are dying from this deadly threat, fast casual restaurants are the quickest-growing segment in Australia's food market. Milk and cheese, sugar items, meat and the portions just keep getting bigger and bigger.

And yet there’s a lot of change happening in the world of fast food and the grocery chains. By law, understandings of calorific values, nutrition and health are now being written on all packaging. The biggest player in the game, McDonald’s, have redesigned menus to cater for healthier choices.

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