Can you take medicines or have surgery to lose weight?
and medicines don't work by themselves. Most people also need to make changes
in what they eat and how active they are.
Before your doctor will
prescribe medicines or surgery, he or she will probably want you to work on
healthier eating and activity for at least 6 months. Even if your doctor gives you
medicines or recommends surgery, you will need to keep your new healthy habits
for the rest of your life.