Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit reputed to enable weight loss. This article separates myth from facts and provides links to other ways of managing weight.
Lap band surgery
Lap band, also called gastric banding, is a type of weight loss that helps you to feel full after eating only a small amount of food.
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery, a very effective surgery for weight loss, helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine absorb food.
Inserting a gastric balloon
Inserting a gastric balloon may help you achieve long-term weight loss if a simple approach involving eating less, improving your diet and doing more exercise does not work.
Weight loss and dieting
Many diets are promoted in Australia, but they don't all work. Follow a healthy eating and exercise plan and you're more likely to keep weight off long term.
Sub-total thyroidectomy (for thyrotoxicosis)
A thyroidectomy removes the gland that regulates your body's metabolism if it becomes overactive, causing weight-loss, sweatiness or eye problems.
Liposuction is a form of cosmetic surgery designed to reshape the body by removing body fat. It is not right for everyone and is not a weight loss procedure.
It's not unusual to be concerned about body image or diet, but using extreme weight loss methods can lead to eating disorders, like bulimia nervosa.
Total thyroidectomy (for thyrotoxicosis)
The thyroid is a gland in your neck that produces a hormone called thyroxine, which regulates your body's metabolism. The thyroid can become overactive, causing weight loss, sweatiness and eye problems.
Guide to bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off in the long term. Learn about the different types of bariatric surgery here.