Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight11/06/12
(HealthDay News) -- It can be embarrassing to talk with your
doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a
weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle
changes you'll need to make.
The Weight-Control Information Network offers these pointers for
a weight-loss discussion between you and your physician:
- Prepare a list of questions before your visit and bring them
with you. Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
- Ask a loved one to come with you for support.
- Be sure you clearly understand what your physician recommends.
Ask questions if you need clarification.
- Ask the doctor to provide brochures or websites for more
- Ask for a referral to a registered dietitian, weight-loss
program or support group.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.