Partner with your doctor for an obesity management programme
Obesity is a complex disease but treating it does not have to be. Trained healthcare providers have the knowledge and tools to create a treatment plan that works for you.
Support from different healthcare professionals can be helpful when you try to manage weight. Get an idea of what obesity care providers can do for you and find one in your area.
Experts agree that obesity is a complex chronic disease with many causes. Everyone living with obesity is unique and needs an obesity care plan (also called an obesity management programme or a weight management programme) just for them. Obesity care providers can help you with personalised options to manage weight and treat obesity.
Talk to your obesity care provider about treatment options that could prevent the weight you lose from coming back.
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Your doctor can help you manage weight and obesity. But if you need more support, you may want to find obesity care providers who could have new ideas or methods to help you manage weight.
Obesity care providers (also called a bariatrician or a weight loss specialist) specialise in helping people manage weight. They're specially trained to treat obesity and other health conditions related to obesity. They use scientifically–proven treatments focusing on diet, exercise, changing behaviours, and/or medication when creating treatment plans for people living with obesity.
Lots of people try to manage their weight on their own, but it doesn't have to be that way. Trained healthcare professionals have the knowledge and tools to create a treatment plan that works for you.
If you want support from someone who specialises in caring for people living with obesity, then you may want to see an obesity care provider. You can go to obesity care providers for help reaching your treatment goals. This can range from losing a certain amount of weight, being healthier, playing with your children, or simply moving more.
This guide can help you take the first steps and start a conversation with an obesity care provider.
Obesity care providers not only help you manage weight, they can also help you understand obesity as a chronic disease and how it should be approached and treated.
Many things can affect your weight. And so, obesity care providers create individual plans that consider your medical needs, preferences, culture, traditions, lifestyle... basically all aspects of you!
Some of the things obesity care providers can help with include:
Learn more about partnering with obesity care providers here.
To create a personalised weight management plan or obesity management programme, obesity care providers need to have a good understanding of you and your needs.
Obesity care providers will look at things like:
Obesity care providers may also ask for other tests to check for health issues related to obesity or that could affect your weight. These can include:
During these visits, be open with your obesity care provider about your life, your needs, and your concerns. Ask questions so that you get a good understanding of your own obesity management programme. Remember: this programme is specifically designed to help you reach your goals.
Check this guide for tips on how to talk to obesity care providers about losing weight and treatment options that are right for you.