Why is regular follow-up important for patients with obesity?

Updated: Dec 01, 2020
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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Regular follow-up is indicated in patients with obesity for the following reasons:

  • Reinforcement of nutritional goals and exercise objectives

  • Identification of social and emotional barriers to therapy

  • Family support and counseling (if indicated)

  • Assessment of growth, pubertal development, and reproductive function

  • Assessment of glucose tolerance and fasting lipid levels

  • Identification and management of obesity-related acute and chronic complications

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