Maintaining Weight Loss this Holiday Season

Weight loss is the result of hard work, determination and grit, and the upcoming holiday season place additional pressure on us when surrounded by an abundance of not so healthy dining options. Christmas and New Year are traditionally a time of indulgence, where we allow ourselves a little wriggle-room when it comes to our food […]

Accepting your New Body Image

The journey to weight loss can sometimes be a long road, particularly after gastric banding or gastric bypass surgery. It’s not uncommon for our minds to take a little while to catch up with what we see in the mirror. Losing weight can change our lives in many ways; some we can anticipate, but others […]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency After Weight Loss Surgery

Vitamin B12 is the largest and most structurally complex vitamin. B12, otherwise known as Cobalamin, is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies amongst gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy patients. The absorption of vitamin B12 begins in the mouth, tiny amounts of particles are absorbed through mucous membranes. Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient […]

Nov 20th,2018
Osteoporosis After Weight Loss Surgery

  Weight loss surgery, or otherwise known as bariatric surgery, is a group of individual procedures designed and performed to assist patients who are struggling with obesity and failing to lose weight. Bariatric procedures range in different surgeries from gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch to gastric banding. Each procedure differs with some procedures aiming […]

Nov 12th,2018
Bone Density after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and duodenal switch is an increasingly common procedure utilised as a treatment for obesity. Morbidly obese individuals are at risk for metabolic bone disease due to inadequate calcium intake, vitamin D deficiency, chronic dieting behaviours, underlying diseases due to poor health, and the consistent use of medications […]

Oct 30th,2018
Vitamin D Deficiency Post Surgery

Obesity is a growing health problem within Australia, and bariatric surgery continues to have a successful affect in assisting to lower the increasingly high morbid obesity rate across the nation. The long-term effects of this procedure can lead to improved physical and psychological health. * Depending on the type of bariatric surgery the body can […]

Hair Loss after Bariatric Surgery

You may not be aware, but hair loss is a common occurrence after weight loss surgery. So, you’re excited about the weight falling off, but when your hair starts falling out, it can be very stressful.   Is this normal? It’s okay, hair loss after bariatric surgery is normal. It usually starts happening from month […]

Aug 10th,2018
Impact of Overweight and Obesity as a Risk Factor for Chronic Conditions

In an ideal world, everyone would just eat healthy food and live a very productive and long life. But the reality is that many people do the complete opposite. Many people in Australia do not pay a lot of attention to their diet. Sadly, this can have severe negative implications on overall health and well-being. […]

Aug 10th,2018
Risks of Obesity to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Using a sample analysis of just over 19 million people in 200 countries globally, a study found that more of that population sample is considered to be overweight than underweight. Western, developed countries, such as the UK, United States of America and Australia have an obesity rate greater than 50% for women who have yet […]

Aug 10th,2018
Dumping Syndrome

What is dumping syndrome? This is a set of symptoms that can develop after gastric (stomach) surgery due to rapid delivery of nutrients to the small bowel. It can happen after many gastric operations such as fundoplication, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass or SADI/SIPS procedure. The incidence varies based on type of operation and how accurately […]

Aug 10th,2018