Start The Conversation – Moving Your Body

Start The Conversation – Moving Your Body

OBESITY AND LARGE JOINTS

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in Australia.

Over 3 million Australians suffer from Osteoarthritis.  It can affect any joint but people often feel it in their knees, hips and lower back.

The more weight that’s on a joint, the more stressed the joint becomes, and the more likely it will wear down and be damaged.

Once osteoarthritis takes hold, total joint replacement can become the only option.

But did you know that obesity is the number-one preventable risk factor for osteoarthritis? In all cases, obesity makes arthritis worse.

The good news is – treating obesity treats osteoarthritis.

When their obesity is treated, up to three quarters of suffers find their osteoarthritis also resolves.

If you suffer from both obesity and osteoarthritis, start a conversation with your GP about obtaining the most effective treatment available, for a healthier, happier you. 

 

OBESITY AND SMALL JOINTS

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in Australia. Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage – the tough slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint.

Over 3 million Australians suffer from Osteoarthritis.  It can affect any joint but people often feel it in their hands and neck.

But did you know that obesity is the number-one preventable risk factor for osteoarthritis.

It turns out it’s not just the extra weight on joints that’s causing damage. Fat itself is active tissue that creates and releases inflammatory chemicals that over time can damage joints.

The good news is – treating obesity treats osteoarthritis.

When their obesity is treated, up to three quarters of suffers find their osteoarthritis also resolves.

If you suffer from both obesity and osteoarthritis, start a conversation with your GP about obtaining the most effective treatment available, for a healthier, happier you. 

 

RELIEVING URINARY INCONTINENCE

Women who suffer from Stress Urinary incontinence experience symptoms with actions that raise the pressure within their abdomen, like sneezing or laughing.

It can be an embarrassing topic to discuss, but it’s important that we do. Many women suffer in silence because they do not want to undergo a pelvic floor operation. 

Many women do not know that obesity is the most important risk factor for Stress Incontinence.

The extra weight carried around a person’s middle puts undue stress and pressure on to the pelvic floor muscles.  The muscles get weak and sag.  It can also damage the nerves that control the bladder.

The good news is – when their obesity is treated, up to nine out of ten suffers find their stress incontinence also resolves. 

If you struggle with obesity and stress incontinence, start a conversation with your GP to obtain the most effective treatment available, for a healthier happier you. 

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