Weight Management Resource Toolkit
Weight and health
Starting a weight management plan
Emotions and eating
Medicines and surgery to treat obesity
Pregnancy and weight
Creating healthy lifestyle habits with your children
Medicines to treat obesity
There are only a few approved medicines in Canada to treat obesity. For some people, medicine may be added to the lifestyle changes they're already making, such as healthy eating and activity. If you want to know if medicine is right for you, talk with your healthcare provider.
Bariatric surgery can help some people with obesity manage their health and weight. Bariatric surgery is different for each person. Learn more about this type of surgery and what it will mean for you in your life. If you want to know if surgery is right for you, talk with your healthcare provider.
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