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Weight Management

This information is about weight management, a common challenge faced by many individuals, irrespective of age. Our objective is to provide clear and concise guidance to aid in understanding the complexities of weight management, identifying contributing factors, and exploring effective strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

What is Weight Management?

Weight management involves maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and lifestyle changes. It's about achieving a weight that is optimal for your overall health and well-being. 

Symptoms:

While weight management is important. Carrying excess weight or being underweight, have consequences for multiple health problems and psychological well-being. Excess body weight for your build puts strain on your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and joints. It is often linked to diabetes, osteoarthritis, raised blood pressure, some cancers and high cholesterol. 

Causes:

Weight gain can be influenced by various factors, including: 

  • Unhealthy eating habits: Consuming too many calories, processed foods, or sugary drinks. 

  • Lack of physical activity: Not getting enough exercise can lead to weight gain. 

  • Genetics: Some people may be predisposed to weight gain due to their genes. 

  • Medical conditions: Occasionally other health issues or medications, can affect weight. 

Diagnosis:

Diagnosing weight management issues typically involves assessing your body mass index (BMI), discussing your eating and exercise habits, and considering any underlying medical conditions that may contribute to weight gain. 

Treatment & Lifestyle Changes:

Effective weight management involves a combination of: 

  • Healthy eating: Adopting a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins while limiting processed foods and sugary snacks. 

  • Regular exercise: Engaging in physical activity most days of the week, incorporating both cardiovascular exercise and strength training. 

  • Behaviour modification: Making sustainable lifestyle changes to improve eating habits, manage stress, and prioritize sleep. 

  • Medical interventions: In some cases, medications or surgical procedures may be recommended for individuals with severe obesity or weight-related health complications. 

Prognosis:

With dedication to healthy habits and ongoing support, many people can successfully manage their weight and improve their overall health and quality of life. 

How Bondi Road Doctors Can Help: 

At Bondi Road Doctors, we offer comprehensive support for weight management. Our team of healthcare professionals can provide personalized guidance, nutritional counselling, exercise recommendations, and medical interventions when necessary. We're here to support you on your journey to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Don't let weight management challenges hold you back from living your best life.  

To ensure you receive the best care for weight management, our experienced doctors are available for appointments. The following doctors have a particular interest in the condition: 

 

Dr. Belinda Watson - Book Now 

Debbie Kertesz (accredited dietician) - Book Now 

Dr David Kruikelis - Book Now

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