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What is Obesity?

Obesity is chronic disease that is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass, subsequently caused by caloric intake that exceeds energy expenditure.

There are several factors that can influence obesity such as:

  • Hormonal and Metabolism factors
  • Genetics
  • Psychological factors
  • Caloric intake
  • Caloric expenditure

Health Risks Associated with Obesity

  • Increased risk of premature death
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart and vascular disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Reflux disease
  • Breathing difficulties such as asthma and sleep apnoea
  • Depression and stress
  • Breast, colon and uterine cancers

Not only does obesity impact on biological factors but it can severely affect someones psychological factors such as:

  • Negative self image
  • Discrimination
  • Social Isolation

How common is Obesity?

MODI has published recent figures that show fourteen million Australian’s are overweight or obese, more than five million Australians are obese with a BMI over 30.

MODI have suggested that if weight gain continues at these levels by 2025 closed to 80% of all Australian adults and a third of all children will be overweight or obese.

Obesity has become the single biggest threat to public health in Australia and it predicted that by the time children reach age 20, they will have a shorter life expectancy than other generations due to obesity.

For more facts and figures, please see below:
http://www.modi.monash.edu.au/obesity-facts-figures/obesity-in-australia/

Treatment of Obesity

When addressing the issue of obesity, we understand that it is not only physiological, but psychological issue as well and that is why we provide a comprehensive service to ensure you live a happy and healthy life.

Our Bariatric Team consists of our Surgeon Mr Chaloob, Bariatrics Physicians, Dietitians, Psychologists, Nurses and Exercise Physiologists.

Bariatric surgery is a great surgical intervention for those who have been trying to lose weight or have suffered from obesity for extended periods of time. Please contact our rooms for any questions you may be having.

Would weight loss surgery benefit you?

BMI is one of the leading ways of measuring obesity, find out if you’re a candidate for surgery. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared. The Nation Institute of Health defines normal weight, overweight and obesity according to BMI.

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If you do not meet the BMI or weight criteria, you still may be considered for surgery if your BMI is over 30 and you are suffering serious health problems related to obesity.

Do you have either of these serious health concerns?

Have you experienced any of the following Health Risks Associated with Obesity?

BMI is not the only criteria

Something here about lifestlye or how long you’ve been trying to lose weight and what you’ve tried.

Tell us if you any of these apply to you

What is your outlook on weightloss?

Readiness to begin your wieghtloss journey is important.

How committed are you to your weightloss journey?

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If you choose we can share information about your health, medical history and lifestyle with our team who will determine whether you are a candidate for weightloss surgery.

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