"Dear Doctor"Mr Nick Carteris a Consultant Laparoscopic Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeonpractising at Spire Portsmouth HospitalQ:I am overweight which has been affectingmy quality of life for years, often feeling out ofbreath, tired and wanting to isolate myselffromothers. How do I know if I qualify for weight losssurgery?health, as well as life expectancy. For example, twothirds of diabetic patients will no longer have totake diabetic medicines and half of patients whohad experienced some functional impairment willreturn to a state of no impairment meaning theywill be able to climb three flights of stairs.A: Many patients do become isolated and sufferfrom problems like depression as a direct result ofthe effects of being significantly overweight.The benefits can extend to the whole friends andfamily circle as the halo effect of losing weightcan motivate others to change their own eatinghabits.It is also common to experience shortness ofbreath and tiredness when you carry significantamounts of excess weight. This can impact manyof your body systems and raise concern for yourhealth as various medical conditions can developsuch as; diabetes, high blood pressure, highcholesterol, and heart disease. All of which areassociated with being seriously overweight.Women of an average height may be eligiblefor weight loss surgery if their weight is around15 stone with medical problems, or around 16stone with or without medical problems. Men areeligible if they have an average height and weightof 17-20 stone.Weight loss surgery has been proven to help withall of these problems and significantly improveYou can find out more information at one of ourfree weight loss surgery information evenings.For any enquiries or to book a place on our nextinformation evening, please speak to our team onS202392 456 172info@spireportsmouth.compirePortsmouth HospitalThe content of this advertisement is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the professionalmedical advice of your doctor or other health care professional.

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"Dear Doctor" Mr Nick Carter is a Consultant Laparoscopic Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon practising at Spire Portsmouth Hospital Q:I am overweight which has been affecting my quality of life for years, often feeling out of breath, tired and wanting to isolate myselffrom others. How do I know if I qualify for weight loss surgery? health, as well as life expectancy. For example, two thirds of diabetic patients will no longer have to take diabetic medicines and half of patients who had experienced some functional impairment will return to a state of no impairment meaning they will be able to climb three flights of stairs. A: Many patients do become isolated and suffer from problems like depression as a direct result of the effects of being significantly overweight. The benefits can extend to the whole friends and family circle as the halo effect of losing weight can motivate others to change their own eating habits. It is also common to experience shortness of breath and tiredness when you carry significant amounts of excess weight. This can impact many of your body systems and raise concern for your health as various medical conditions can develop such as; diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. All of which are associated with being seriously overweight. Women of an average height may be eligible for weight loss surgery if their weight is around 15 stone with medical problems, or around 16 stone with or without medical problems. Men are eligible if they have an average height and weight of 17-20 stone. Weight loss surgery has been proven to help with all of these problems and significantly improve You can find out more information at one of our free weight loss surgery information evenings. For any enquiries or to book a place on our next information evening, please speak to our team on S2 02392 456 172 info@spireportsmouth.com pire Portsmouth Hospital The content of this advertisement is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the professional medical advice of your doctor or other health care professional.

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