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Mental Health linked to weight

According to the Australian Government Department of Health, the state of a person’s mental health can be linked with weight gain and weight loss. Weight issues may be the cause of a person’s anxiety or depression, and it may also be a symptom.  

“Sometimes, people feel down or anxious about their weight. They may feel guilty for not being healthy and energetic. They may blame themselves for not being fit and active. As well, if a person has depression or anxiety their appetite, energy levels, self-esteem and weight can all be affected.”
Department of Health  

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Do you struggle with your weight? Park Medical Group can help

Are you in a healthy weight range?  

Taking care of our health is something we should all be concerned with on a daily basis. Our weight is a major contributing factor to our overall wellbeing, and if you are overweight or obese, you are putting yourself at risk for a range of physical and mental health problems, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep problems, depression, and more.  

According to the Department of Health initiative Healthy WA, ‘the main cause of overweight and obesity is energy imbalance. Over time, if people eat and drink more than the body needs and uses in day-to-day activities, this extra energy will be stored as fat.’  

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What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition we are all aware of – but how much do you actually know about this 21st-century epidemic?

According to Diabetes Australia:

  • 280 Australians develop diabetes every day
  • There are three main types of diabetes
  • A person who has diabetes cannot naturally maintain healthy levels of glucose in their blood

Dr Sanjeev at Park Medical is passionate about the prevention and management of diabetes through diet. Read more about the Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet here.

Contact Park Medical today to book your appointment with Dr Sanjeev.

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Is a Low Carb, Healthy Fat Diet effective in reversing/managing Diabetes?

There are many advantages to a Low Carb, Healthy Fat nutritional approach. As advocated by Low Carb Down Under (LCDU), this type of diet can be used to manage Type-1 or Type-2 diabetes –

“We believe this is far and above the best way to manage diabetes […] If you have Type-1 or Type-2 Diabetes it is important to understand that decreasing your consumption of carbohydrates that raise your blood sugar will decrease your need for insulin and other medication […].”

Low Carb Down Under defines a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet as “less than 30% of your daily calories coming from carbohydrates”. This is achieved by eating “real, whole foods v”.

You can find out more about Low Carb Down Under and the Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet on our “Low Carb Down Under Conference” blog post.

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Occupational Health during Tradies National Health Month at Park Medical Group

August is Tradies National Health Month.

Occupational health is very important for employees who work in the trade industry, as all trades are physically demanding and the risk of various injuries in the workplace is high. Tradies National Health Month, as advocated by the Australian Physiotherapy Association:

“raises awareness of the health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations—among tradies themselves, their families, employers and the wider community. With statistics showing almost 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries involve a tradie—despite making up only 30 per cent of the workforce—tradies' health must be everyone's priority.”

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Monday:8.30am - 7.00pm
Tuesday:8.30am to 5.00pm
Wednesday:8.30am to 7.00pm
Thursday:8.30am to 5.00pm
Friday:8.30am to 7.00pm
Sat:9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday fees applied)
Sun & Public Holidays:9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Sunday & P.H. fees applied)

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Park Medical Group
Unit 2, 779 Albany Highway
East Victoria Park WA 6101
Phone:9452 9999
Fax: 9470 5253

REMINDER SYSTEM

Because our practice is committed to preventative care, we may send you an occasional reminder regarding health services appropriate to your care. If your contact details change kindly inform one of our receptionist.

AFTER HOURS & EMERGENCY

Please phone Perth After Hours Medical Service 1300 000 362 or present yourself to your nearest Emergency Hospital