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Losing weight can be a real challenge and keeping the weight off an even bigger battle. There are lots of crazy diets that promise fast weight loss but not many of them are sustainable in the long term.

If you are serious about losing weight then come and talk to one of our doctors. They can find out about your eating habits and advise you on changes to make you lose weight and keep it off. Your doctor can also assess your risk of health problems due to your weight and advise on how to minimise these.

There are medications that can help with weight loss although these are only suitable for a minority of people as they can cause unpleasant side effects. Our doctors can talk through the pros and cons of this treatment if you are interested. They can also provide a prescription if this is the right option for you.

Drastic treatments such as stomach bands, balloons or surgery are a last resort but if you are very overweight and diets haven't worked then talk to a DocTap GP to find out more. A referral to the right specialist can be arranged without any extra charge.

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