For many people, weight loss surgery is the final step in taking back control of their lives. Excess weight and obesity are linked to a number of co-morbidities including Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnoea and more.
Tobacco smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Australia, followed by obesity. Smoking leads to a wide range of diseases including many types of cancer, heart disease and stroke, chest and lung illnesses and stomach ulcers.
While improvements in fertility have previously been attributed to various hormonal changes after surgery, a recent study suggests that those improvements are not just about the physiology of the person but also the psychology.
Ready to take the plunge and quit smoking for your health? Want to start taking control of your life? Got advised you must quit prior to surgery? Want to increase healing time and reduce the likelihood of complications? What has stopped you in the past? The...
More often than not, women who have undergone gastric banding or a sleeve gastrectomy experience the most variation in weight gain. Some lose weight, some maintain, others can gain above recommendations.
We know that about a quarter of Australia’s population is overweight or obese. From this, about one third are women in reproductive age. Overweight and obese women are at higher risk of associated metabolic diseases and increased risk of miscarriage. These women have high risk pregnancies...
Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, improve your health and have fun.
To fight the obesity epidemic we need to look carefully at all the lifestyle implications. We are not offering bariatric surgery simply to lose weight. We need to focus on health outcomes; the quality of later years in life.
This blog post isn’t for those who have their gym memberships, their Cross-fit gang, or their running groups. It’s not for those that have time to set aside an hour or two daily to get their pump on
Whether we like it or not, alcohol is a part of our culture and society in Australia. It is well documented that excessive alcohol intake has a profound impact on health