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The link between obesity and diabetes
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The link between obesity and diabetes

There is a strong relationship between a person’s body mass index (BMI) and degree of insulin resistance. Obesity has been linked to many issues regarding medical, psychological and social. However, diabetes type 2 is specifically one of the worst outcomes. The relationship between obesity and diabetes is thought to stem from the relationship between obesity...

Obesity increases your risk of COVID-19
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Obesity increases your risk of COVID-19

COVID-19 has been found to be dangerous for elderly people, those with compromised immune systems, and those suffering from a range of other health issues. Studies have found that those who are obese are at an increased risk of becoming hospitalised or even dying due to COVID-19. In fact, the World Obesity Federation has gone...

Gallbladder and other risks after weight loss surgery
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Gallbladder and other risks after weight loss surgery

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare says that 31% of adults during the 2017-18 period were listed as obese. This percentage is not decreasing, it’s only going up, and the health risks related to obesity are shocking. The amount of people choosing to have different forms of weight loss surgery is also increasing. Weight...

What is a hernia?
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What is a hernia?

Is there a bulge at a previous surgery site, or between your chest and hips, or in your groin? This lump could potentially be a hernia, and the only way to find out is to visit a doctor, such as Dr Stephen Watson. A hernia is caused by a tear in your muscle or tissue,...

What is laparoscopic gastric bypass?
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What is laparoscopic gastric bypass?

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is a weight loss procedure which helps patients who are significantly overweight, generally classified as obese. The bypass procedures are generally minimally invasive as it involves laparoscopic surgery, also commonly known as keyhole surgery. The procedure is used to reduce the size of the stomach by removing or stapling part of the...

How you should maintain your weight over Christmas
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How you should maintain your weight over Christmas

People often gain weight over Christmas Managing your weight, whether it’s to stay healthy or to lose weight, can be difficult at Christmas time with all the dinners, lunches and festive gatherings. It is important for people to manage their weight, as gaining unhealthy amounts can be detrimental to your health. Weight gain can be...

Can I drink caffeine after weight loss surgery?
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Can I drink caffeine after weight loss surgery?

Caffeine after weight loss surgery After weight loss surgery it is important to follow post-surgical guidelines regarding your diet. One element of diet a lot of patients ask about is caffeine, and whether they can keep drinking their favourite tea, coffee or soft drink. There is no hard and fast rule to answer this question...

Where to go in Perth for weight loss surgery
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Where to go in Perth for weight loss surgery

Your weight loss surgery options in Perth Trying to find the right surgeon to help you achieve your goals can be a daunting task. After all, a quick google search of weight loss surgery in Perth gives around 4 million searches. Clearly, there aren’t that many bariatric surgeons in—or around—Perth. Weighing up all considerations So,...

Why consider weight loss surgery in Perth
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Why consider weight loss surgery in Perth

Weight loss surgery in Perth Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, is a great tool to encourage lifestyle changes such as improved nutrition, more motivation to exercise, increased energy, and mobility. Losing weight does not always have to be about achieving the idealistic body to satisfy societal standards. Weight loss is such a personal endeavour...

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Bariatric surgery is now available again in WA! During this time, Dr Watson is still offering telephone and in-person consultations during the current COVID-19 situation.

FREE Information Session: Kalgoorlie
Monday, 7th September 2020

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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