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Obesity

Obesity is diagnosed when a person’s body mass index (BMI) is 30 or above.

Obesity | Meyer Clinic

Making change

A person’s BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by their height in metres squared. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat.

However, BMI doesn’t directly measure body fat, so some people, such as muscular athletes, may have a BMI in the obese category even though they don’t have excess body fat.

Carrying excessive amounts of body fat can increase a person’s risk of disease and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Treatment for Obesity

Even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems associated with obesity. Dietary changes, increased physical activity and lifestyle changes can help a person lose weight.

At Meyer Clinic you can have access to our GPs and Nutrition specialists to work on a programme that will fit in to your lifestyle.

Weight Management

Keeping weight under control is an important component of a person’s health. It is not always easy to lose weight and many factors, including hormonal imbalances influences weight gain. Weight gain and fat storage is highly individual it is possible to address metabolic pathways and risk factors through a simple blood test.

Besides energy or food intake, measures in combatting obesity includes managing stress, restoring normal sleep, addressing hormonal and vitamin imbalances including thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones. It is also important to assess the gut flora by supplementing the right probiotic according to testing. Genetic testing can be used to determine an individual approach.

Simple lifestyle and dietary measurements, combined with the right medical advice can have a huge positive impact for you and your family.


Personalised Medicine

For some people an increase in weight can be as a result of an imbalance of hormones. At Meyer Clinic, we often recommend hormone therapy to run in conjunction with other lifestyle changes such as exercise and diet, to counteract any imbalance. Our patients often find this personalised approach can help in their journey towards achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

CoolSculpting®

Once weight management is under control this ground-breaking treatment that freezes fat cells away can be used to shift stubborn areas of fat that will not shift through diet and exercise. Technically known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting® delivers controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin. Once the fat cells are crystallised they pass naturally through the body. CoolSculpting® is particularly effective on belly fat.

Health Check

In many cases of obesity supplementation with Omega 3, Chromium, and Magnesium are all effective in weight management. If you book in for a consultation with Dr Annelize Meyer she will be able to assess your individual case and create a bespoke health plan which may involve supplementation.

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