62 year old Condliff saw his weight spiral out of control after he began taking a complex cocktail of medication to treat his diabetes.
Despite the drugs pushing his weight to 22 stone and his body mass index to 43, this was not enough for him to qualify for the gastric bypass operation, which could not only help weight loss but also to reduce and improve his diabetes symptoms.
62 year old Condliff has become obese as a result of the drugs he has taken to treat his diabetes, but has been told by his local NHS trust that he is not overweight enough to qualify for the surgery.
In the first case of it’s kind, Condliff appealed against the decision, stating that it violated his human rights as well as breaching the trusts funding policy. The request for funding was rejected but was taken up once more after Condliff began to deteriorate and became depressed, withdrawn and wheelchair bound. After being rejected for the second time, today Condliff will be asking Lord Justice Maurice Kay, Lady Justice Hallet and Lord Justice Toulson to overturn the High Court Ruling.
For those who are overweight or obese, a gastric bypass operation is an extremely invasive and serious procedure and should only be considered after all other weight loss options have been exhausted.
Gastric band hypnotherapy is an increasingly popular technique used by overweight and obese individuals and is based upon procedures such as the gastric bypass but instead relies on the mind to achieve the same results.
The therapy involves the use of a series of techniques such as hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and neuro linguistic programming (NLP), to convince individuals they have undergone the real gastric bypass procedure but without the risk, cost and side effects.
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