Maintaining a healthy weight not only makes you feel good, but improves your self-esteem. It also helps prevent lifestyle-induced medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. If you are struggling with managing your weight, our doctor can support you in improving your health and wellbeing.
Maintaining a healthy weight can also reduce discomfort and pain in your joints caused by arthritis of the knee or plantar fasciitis.
At your first appointment, your doctor will conduct a thorough physical assessment and talk through your general health including your lifestyle and family history, along with any health concerns you may have.
Based on this consultation and your health needs, relevant tests and investigations will be ordered to develop a suitable treatment plan to manage your weight moving forward. This may include prescription of relevant medications or supplements, along with referrals for dietetic sessions or a physiotherapist or exercise trainer to help support a healthy lifestyle. For some a referral to a counsellor for support of your emotional health may also be recommended. You will be supported and encouraged by your doctor throughout every step of your weight management journey. For more information on the common causes of weight gain and tips to manage your weight, click here.