Between 2017- 2018, an estimated 2 of 3 Australians over the age of 18 were overweight or obese. That is approximately 12.5 million adults.
We know that excess weight is a risk factor for many diseases and chronic conditions. These include cardiovascular disease, asthma, musculoskeletal problems such as knee, hip and back pain, chronic kidney disease, dementia, diabetes and cancer. It can also have a detrimental effect on your self confidence and mental health. Dr Lynne Reid at OSSEM has an interest in weight loss and supporting patients in their journey.
So if you are tired of battling on your own, now is the time to start a conversation with a professional.
Book an appointment today.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2020. Overweight and obesity. Canberra: AIHW. http://www.aihw.gov.au/…/austral…/overweight-and-obesity
Caterson ID, Alfadda AA, Auerbach P, et al. Gaps to bridge: Misalignment between perception, reality and actions in obesity. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2019;21(8):1914-1924.