Links & resources Ireland
We want to share any information, links or resources which will help increase the understanding about obesity.
A Healthy Weight for Ireland
Overweight and obesity are largely preventable, however, in the past two decades levels of overweight and obesity in Ireland have doubled. Now only 40% of us have a healthy weight. In terms of scale, this represents one of the biggest…
Talking about Weight - A Guide to developing Healthy Habits
Overweight and obesity affects people of all age groups and backgrounds. In Ireland, many people have a higher body weight than is advised by national and international health agencies. Some people living with overweight or obesity do not see themselves as carrying too much weight. Having extra weight can seem quite ordinary.
HSE National Obesity Clinical Programm
Overweight and obesity is defined as ”abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health” (World Health Organisation, 2017). It is a progressive, chronic and complex disease affecting all ages and genders. Body mass index (BMI) is the most widely used measure of obesity in clinical practice as direct assessment of body fat is not readily available
ICPO Newsletter Oct 2020
ICPO Magazine Sept 21
ASOI & ICPO WOD Looking Beyond Weight
Fear of Failing - Colin Dunlevy
Weight Regain Colin Dunlevy
Disspelling the Myths - Bariatric Surgery
This is a very individual decision made between the patient and surgeon after a lengthy consultation and after multidisciplinary evaluation. Every member of the multi-disciplinary team can influence the decision regarding procedure choice WITH the patient. At a pre-op assessment, the bariatric team set realistic expectations with the patient. We will not operate on someone who has unrealistic expectations.
Medications fo Obesity
Disspelling the Myths - Medications fo Obesity
Obesity is a chronic disease with two main symptoms: increased hunger and lack of satiety (fullness). The disease may have important complications such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancers, obstructive sleep apnea, worsening of osteoarthritis and fatty liver disease.
ICPO Movement Club
ICPO Living Well Programme
World Obesity Day 2021
Obesity Action Forum Maura
Obesity Action Forum Diane
Information, Advice and Treatment
HSE.ie provides information and advice on health conditions, symptoms, self-care and treatment, including how to live well with long-term illness. New content, developed by the National Clinical Programme Obesity team https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/obesity/ is now live
People can now access factual evidence based information on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of obesity. It highlights obesity as a complex chronic multi-factorial condition requiring individualised treatment and long-term support, like any other chronic disease. Definitions of weight stigma and bias are also included, acknowledging the negative physical and mental health effects this can have and where people living with obesity can access peer support. Information on the range of self-management supports available as well as the pharmacotherapy and surgery treatment options are included.