Weight Loss Surgery Support
If you have a severe weight condition (a Body Mass Index of above 40, or 35 with co-existing health conditions such as diabetes) then you may be considering bariatric (weight loss) surgery. There are various surgical options and there is clear evidence that gastric surgery for obesity can result in weight loss. Such treatments have also been shown to enhance (in fact, to double) the effects of weight loss pills.
The Role of Psychology in Bariatric Surgery
It is known that weight regain after successful loss typically occurs when behavioural changes slip and emotional eating becomes difficult to manage. As such, it is important to meaningfully address any underlying emotional eating or eating difficulties prior to surgery. Some weight loss surgery candidates also have psychological difficulties that are not related to their weight and that may complicate and outlast successful surgical treatment. In such cases, it may be helpful to seek therapy before and after weight loss surgery in order to maximise weight loss and minimise relapse.
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