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Early Withdrawal of Super for Weight Loss Surgery –  IN THE NEWS

Recently on Channel 9, A Current Affair ran a story about two women who had turned their lives completely around through Weight Loss Surgery.  Their story was part of a debate in the media about whether Super Fund resources should be released early, to pay for life-changing surgery, such as Bariatric Surgery or Cosmetic Surgery. Early Withdrawal of Super for Surgery: Weight Loss Surgeon Dr Arun Dhir was asked for his Expert Opinion about Obesity, Longevity, Medicare and Bariatric Care Featured in the s... Read More

HOW GASTRIC SLEEVE HELPED ROSS OVERCOME HIS DIABETES AFTER WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Is weight loss surgery an answer to excess weight and Type 2 Diabetes? In today’s blog, we discuss the Ross’s weight loss journey. Now a 56-year-old man, Ross turned his life around over the past three years. He has lost nearly 40 Kilos in just a few short years.  Showing it’s never too late to turn around your life – and your weight – here’s Ross’s story of how he transformed his life in his early 50s, when his energy levels, health and life expectancy... Read More

CAN YOU INFLUENCE WEIGHT BY CHANGING YOUR METABOLISM?

Dr Arun Dhir,MD A slow metabolism can be linked to weight gain however, there is more to this than meet the eye. It is correct that weight and metabolism is linked, however, although a slow metabolism can be a cause of weight gain, the culprit is more about the balance between what type of food and drink you consume and how much in accordance with your energy expenditure. Basically, metabolism is the process whereby your body converts the food and drink you cons... Read More

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY AND TYPE 2 DIABETES TREATMENTS

Weight loss surgery to treat Type 2 Diabetes is becoming supported around the globe as a standard treatment for some patients. Many medical experts and health researchers have been gathering increasing evidence of the effectiveness of metabolic (bariatric) weight loss surgery for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. What is Bariatric Surgery (Metabolic Surgery)? The medical term Bariatric Surgery refers to surgical procedures such as laproscopic gastric sleeve... Read More

5 BENEFITS OF WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY -YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF

You would have heard of some of the more common “talked” about benefits of weight loss surgery. Some of the most common obesity-related health complications are high blood pressure, Type-2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and obstructive sleep apnea. Regardless of whether  you opt for a gastric sleeve, , gastric bypass, gastric banding or duodenal switch surgery, one will experience  significant improvements in alleviating these medical conditions... Read More

HORMONAL IMBALANCE – CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND HOW TO BALANCE THEM

Hormonal imbalances in the body can affect you in more ways than you can imagine. Some of the most common symptoms that your hormones are not balanced are irritability and crankiness in mood. However, that’s not where the hormonal imbalance stops affecting your body. Here are some other issues that can be associated directly or indirectly with the hormonal imbalance in your body. Women will experience irregular menstruation Stress and depression for unknown rea... Read More

CAN MIND BODY PRACTICES AND JOURNALING HELP ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTHY WEIGHT

It is not shocking to see people making the same mistake over and over. Someone in your friends, family or surroundings must have made the same mistake multiple times and you would’ve felt desperate to help that person. A similar thing happens when people decide to lose weight. They think losing weight is all about eating less and doing more exercise, when this is not completely true. Almost everyone who has once tried to lose weight would agree that the biggest barrie... Read More

HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY

Obesity is not a cosmetic issue, but very much a fitness issue that leads to increased health risks. It is necessary to get rid of obesity to lead a healthy and fit life. Along with daily fitness regimen, and dieting, you could go for suitable weight loss surgery to get rid of obesity that refuses to go away simply by exercising and dieting. Thanks to the sedentary lifestyle, obesity has become a major problem today and it is growing in epidemic proportions threaten... Read More

MONEY SAVED ON FOOD AND MEDICAL BILLS PAYS FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Do you often think about getting weight loss surgery to start living a normal life? Do you often start an online search to know how much it will cost you to get weight loss surgery and then return disappointed because the costs are too high? Maybe you are looking at things the wrong way. The costs of weight lost surgery might sound big at first but if you do some basic calculation and take a second look at your expenses, you will be surprised to know how easy it is for y... Read More

HOW TO AVOID WEIGHT GAIN AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

Obesity continues to be a rising epidemic in Australia, and more people are looking towards bariatric surgery to help them lose weight. Bariatric or weight loss surgery is a very effective way to shed those extra pounds, especially when you are clinically overweight and most patients see significant weight loss immediately after one. However, a lot of people end up regaining some of the weight back within just two years of surgery. Now we must understand that weight loss surgery isn’t a guarantee to ... Read More