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Consequences

If you are obese, severely obese, or morbidly obese, you may have:

Major Health Risks

  • Shorter Life Expectancy
  • Compared to people of normal weight, obese people have a 50% to 100% increased risk of dying prematurely
  • Obese people have more risk for:
  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • Joint problems (e.g., arthritis)
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Certain types of cancer (breast, uterine, colon)
  • Digestive disorders (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GORD)
  • Breathing difficulties (e.g., sleep apnea, asthma)
  • Psychological problems such as depression
  • Problems with fertility and pregnancy
  • Urinary Incontinence

Risks To Psychological And Social Well-Being

  • Negative self-image
  • Social isolation
  • Discrimination

Difficulties With Day-To-Tay Living

  • Normal tasks become harder when you are obese, as movement is more difficult
  • You tend to tire more quickly and you find yourself short of breath
  • Public transport seats, telephone booths, and cars may be too small for you
  • You may find it difficult to maintain personal hygiene

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

2021 Integrated Health Roadshow locations and dates include: Brisbane March 22 (Brisbane Registrations are now closed), Sydney May 28, Melbourne July 30
(see tab above to go more information)

 

2021 Annual Meeting
Theme: “Getting back on track”
27th to 29th October
Cairns Convention Centre
Hybrid conference – face to face with
virtual attendance
Registration will open April

Event Website
Event Contact

Bariatric Surgery Registry

 

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

ANZMOSS recognised Scholarships for current members.

 

Public Bariatrics

PUBLIC BARIATRICS

ANZMOSS Public Bariatric Surgery Initiative – “Access to All”.