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Is medication or surgery used for weight-loss for obesity?

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There are weight-loss medications, prescription and nonprescription, but they should be used only along with a weight-loss diet and exercise program.

Surgery is sometimes used to treat obesity. Many doctors will consider it only for people who have not been able to lose weight with other treatments and who are at high risk for getting other health problems because of their weight.

From: Understanding Obesity Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 26, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 26, 2017

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