Medical management during effective weight loss

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Since the advent in the UK of surgery for obesity and with an increasingly strong evidence base for use of formula low calorie and very low calorie diets, more healthcare practitioners in both primary and secondary care are seeing patients who are losing larger amounts of weight than previously observed. 

The patient undergoing therapeutic weight loss requires management of all the other aspects of bodily function that are affected by reduced dietary energy, modified gut function (after surgery), and altered hormonal and metabolic processes. 

The healthcare practitioner needs a clearly presented set of guidelines, based on sound science and medical evidence, to enable changes to drug therapy and guidance on diet and lifestyle to be made and advice to be given with confidence. 

The purpose of this publication is two-fold:

To provide outline guidance for healthcare practitioners caring for patients after bariatric surgery following discharge from the surgical unit

To provide outline guidance on management of other medical conditions during effective weight-loss whether following surgery or following non-surgical methods such as very low-calorie diets, part-formula low calorie diets and drugs.

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