Self-care options include taking in fewer calories, making healthy food choices, getting more exercise, and monitoring weight.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Advice on nutrition and exercise is needed
  • Weight-loss medications might help
  • Thinking about weight-loss surgery

Last Updated May 25, 2018

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