Lymphoedema & Obesity Support Association of Australia
The association has been formed to educate and promote the early awareness and management of Lymphoedema, Lipoedema & Obesity. The early identification of any swelling can reduce the loss of mobility and keep quality of life to a premium.
The mission of the association targets ages from babies, children and adults.
OBESITY IN CHILDREN NEEDS URGENT HELP AND GUIDANCE!
Australian statistics say over 600,000 children are suffering weight problem.
By educating the communities of Australia with:
- Professional Seminars on Nutrition
- Interesting and easy to follow Cooking Workshops for the whole family
- Counselling Seminars to help families suffering from Depression, Poverty, Medical issues and Loneliness all relating to an Eating Disorder causing obesity.
By raising awareness of these disorders and educating in self management, we hope to reduce these numbers in future generations, and lesson the reduce the burdon on our already stressed medical system.
Lymphoedema management, training and education in the communities for:
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
- Skin care with any Oedema
- Nutrition and Lymphoedema
- Exercises – needed to assist size reduction and keep us mobile
- Self-esteem and confidence – Being aware that the condition is not curable but can be managed for quality of life
- Understanding the contra-indications of support stockings with lymphoedema
The association continues to research funding to subsidize treatment, bandaging and support garments for people suffering from Lymphoedema & Lipoedema:
The head office for the Association is in the rural and remote area of Queensland in a town called Monto, approximately 2 ½ hrs west of Bundaberg.
The main cities of Australia offer a lot of support for patients with Lymphoedema, but unfortunately the rural country and remote areas of Australia are missing the knowledge and resources that could help so many lymphoedema sufferers, their families and carers.
Unfortunately distance and travelling costs prohibit ongoing care. Sufferers of non-Cancer related Lymphoedema; (primary and secondary) have had a lot of doors closed for them.
The Australian communities need more Private Clinics to cope with the demand of Lymphoedema patients. The Association will train and educate where needed in the communities, promoting caring for loved ones with Lymphoedema, educating patients how to manage lymphoedema after their treatment, and share the knowledge with a partner who could help manage the swelling keeping it controlled.
THE ONLY WORD USED FOR SO MANY YEARS AS DIAGNOSING A WEIGHT PROBLEM:
It has now, thanks to major research results, being highlighted that there are as many causes of obesity that are as individual as themselves.
Lymphoedema (congestgion,obstruction of the lymphatic system in the whole body)
Lipoedema, Dercums's & Madelungs, (are all a Fat Metabolic Disorder).
Obesity (would now be diagnosed as an eating disorder or a medical condition)
We the LOSAA support all of the above conditions, by offereing ongoing Seminars, workshops in the communities of Queensland.