2017 OSSANZ Conference

 

OSSANZ Conference 2017

 

2017 OSSANZ Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre, Adelaide, Australia on the 4-6 October 2017.
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Obesity - 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