I was right when I said weight loss surgeries have become a trend “Habba” in Kuwait because Kuwait has just scored a new Guinness World Record for leeve gastrectomy or in other words stomach reduction surgery. They say over 6,000 surgeries are made every year which is the highest in the world! Well, I expected that in my post back in March 2012 [link] because almost everyone I know is considering or thinking to get a surgery done, I think part of the problem is that many local and international celebrities are announcing that such surgeries have helped them lose so much weight and look sexy.
What pisses me off though are those quacks (AKA unethical surgeons) out there who never turn anyone back even if the patient doesn’t need any surgeries and a diet control plan plus some exercise can totally solve the problem, but sadly they don’t care because such surgery costs around KD3,000, do simple calculation and you will get 10-18 Million Dinar roughly spent on stomach reduction surgeries per year in Kuwait, that’s indeed one huge tempting market. Please people listen and understand, I know some people desperately need such surgeries but smart exercise and diet do can wonders, so beware.
I read this new report from Kuwait Environment Public Authority (K-EPA) that Kuwait consumes over 6.5 Billion plastic bags per year, that’s like 179,000 bag per day! I think the Co-op’s hold the major responsibility for the abuse of these plastic bags that can harm not only the environment but also our health, I wonder if there’s an alternative, maybe a bio-degradable bags or recycled ones? at least they must be environment friendly.
I recall when ever I’m in Europe, I rarely see super markets providing bags and they even charge for them, this encourages people to re-use them instead dumping them and use new ones everytime they go for grocery.
I saw that Landmark Group pitched a tent nearby Sultan Center seaside in preparation for walkathon to help spread awareness about diabetes and its causes amongst the Kuwaiti community. They said they will offer participants free tests for diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol. The walkathon will begin from the Yachts Club to the Green Island, I’m considering to join them.
Flu season is here, somehow I always got away without actually getting flu or it’s symptoms, thanks to vitamins and healthy diet, but this time guess I wasn’t lucky enough since one of my co-workers who happen to share the same office with me was sneezing all day and I tried everything I could to convince him to take a sick leave but yet to no avail. Now back to flu, I’m now experiencing all the symptoms except fever (thankfully), so a friend suggested that I take a flu shot that can keep the flu away throughout the year, it’s an annual vaccination given to protect against the highly variable influenza virus.
I liked the idea, not having to suffer from annoying flu is cool but I’m always hesitated when it comes to treatments, I heard Dr. Ahmad Al Khateeb clinic give it for probably KD5 or something. So anyone tried it before? More importantly, is it safe?
I saw this CNN reportage on obesity in Kuwait, currently Kuwait is considered the 2nd fattest country worldwide after U.S, the report states that about 70% of Kuwaiti Men are over weight and things are even worse with Women, and that with this increasing rate in obesity Kuwait will soon be the 1st with flying colors. Personally I’ve to keep my eye on my weight since I’m having more and more cheat days lately.