If you're overweight, your doctor may recommend that you make changes in your eating and exercise habits. Being overweight can lead to serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis, or it can make these problems worse. Eating a healthy diet and being more active can help you reach and stay at a healthy weight.
You don’t have to make huge changes all at once. Start by making small changes in your eating and exercise habits. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you take in. You can do this by eating healthy foods in reasonable amounts and becoming more active every day.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: October 13, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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