“Obesity affects every aspect of an individual’s life from health to Relationships.”

Doctors  at Hale Road Medical have experience in treating Obesity and other related health problems. Stop dealing with Obesity alone and get into management and treatment plans that work best for you.

Being obese means, you are carrying a lot of weight and body fat. You have a BMI which is higher than 30 which  is considered unhealthy.

It is quite prevalent  amongst Australians. In Australia,15% of children and adolescents between ages 2 to 17 and 67% of adults are overweight or obese. According to the prediction of the experts, more than one-third of Australians will be overweight or obese.

Health Ailments Taking Place due to Obesity

The word Obesity isn’t confined to physical appearance. An obese individual is more likely to be at risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart problems, and other serious health ailments. Our clinic can help you achieve a healthier weight by making easy-to-understand and confidential plans for you. At times surgery accompanied with medications are recommended by your GP to keep excess weight gain at bay.

What Causes Obesity?

The body of certain individuals takes more energy than its actual requirement. Energy obtained from food and drinks are generally calculated in Kilojoules. Physical activity helps you get rid of excess energy. This energy gets stored in the form of body fat with the absence of any physical activity.

Other Causes of Obesity

Apart from the lack of physical activity, our obesity clinic has compiled a list of other factors that makes you overweight:

  • Family history: Your present habits and genes inherited from your parents.
  • Your surroundings: Amount of calories you consume and your sleeping habits.
  • Metabolism: How efficiently your body converts food into energy.
  • Health Issues: Health ailments, such as Hypothyroidism, leads to weight gain.
  • Medications: Weight gain is an outcome of medicines such as antipsychotics in general.
  • Social and economic issues: Obesity can take place due to social and economic problems. 
  • Age: Obesity takes place at any age. Hormonal changes and a sedentary lifestyle are held responsible for making a person gain excess weight. Muscle mass begins to plummet and metabolism reduces 
  • Microbiome: What you eat affects the gut bacteria resulting in rapid weight gain.
  • Previous weight loss attempts: A couple of weight loss methods might make the metabolism slow and increase weight.
  • Stress: A person tends to consume more calories during stressful situations.
  • Smoking: Smoking increases the risk of obesity among non-obese adults. However, smoking cessation has been a cause of being overweight as this may lead to excessive food consumption initially.

 GP’s at Hale Road Medical will find the root cause of obesity and treatments will be recommended based on the assessment results.

Health Complications Associated with Obesity

Over time an individual may start experiencing several other health issues due to excessive weight. Proper diagnosis of obesity and treatment is essential to control these potential health threats. You may encounter the following health complications during obesity:

  • Cardiovascular Disease.
  • High Blood Pressure.
  • Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Sleep Apnea: A condition that makes you feel excessively tired and sleepy during the day. It is generally accompanied by snoring and irregular sleeping patterns.
  • Arthritis: Obesity affects specific body parts such as knees and hips in Arthritis.
  • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease(GORD): During GORD you experience a Heartburn followed by acid-reflux in the oesophagus.

When it is time to visit Hale Road Medical?

Doctors at Hale Road Medical have come across patients who have tried various weight loss  strategies and have failed to achieve their goals. Our GP’s will determine the underlying cause by assessing the following factors:

  • Calculating your BMI and measuring your waist.
  • Health Risks 
  • How much and which exercise will be best for you.
  • Additional tests or treatments if needed for obesity-related conditions.
  • Daily routine habits and meals consumed during the day.

How do we help?

  • Hale Road Medical, a General Practice clinic which treats obesity in Perth comes with a wide range of services tailored as per your needs.
  • Based on the assessment results, we chart out a weight management plan for you.
  • Lifestyle habits and diet with medications prescribed are closely monitored and altered to achieve a healthier weight.

Weight loss is an arduous task. Our general practitioners render support during your weight loss journey. Techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, including what to eat and how much to eat? The thought process is channeled to attain appropriate  desired weight goals.

Strong will power and an active lifestyle can help you fight Obesity. If Obesity is left untreated, it will give rise to other health ailments. Visit us at Hale Road Medical, a  reliable obesity management clinic in  Perth.