Recommendations regarding best therapeutic strategies to help patients manage their weight.
EP. 1: Defining Overweight and Obesity
Dr Harold Edward Bays shares important insight on appropriately defining overweight versus obesity in terms of a medical diagnosis.
EP. 2: Social Disparities and Weight Gain
Dr Elena A. Christofides reacts to various disparities among patients who are overweight or obese that impact how patients are managed in the United States.
EP. 3: Complications of Overweight and Obesity
Reactions to the burden of overweight and obesity in the United States, in terms of prevalence and health complications.
EP. 4: Establishing Goals of Therapy for Weight Loss
Dr Elena A. Christofides highlights various treatment goals for managing patients who are diagnosed as overweight or obese.
EP. 5: Treatments to help patients manage body weight
An overview of treatment opportunities available for patients who are overweight or obese, and recommendations for progressing to treatment options beyond diet and exercise.
EP. 6: Concerns and complications of weight loss surgery
What healthcare professionals should consider prior to recommending weight loss surgery to eligible patients.
EP. 7: Pharmacotherapy for Weight Loss
An in-depth discussion on pharmacologic therapies available to help patients manage their weight, with special insight regarding the prescribing and use of GLP-1 agonists.
EP. 8: Counseling Patients on Pharmacotherapy for Weight Loss
Advice to help healthcare professionals counsel patients about the safety profiles of pharmacologic therapies available for weight loss.
EP. 9: Plenity for Weight Management
Characteristics that make the medical device, Plenity, unique from other therapies approved for weight management.
EP. 10: Optimizing Therapy for Weight Management
Recommendations for selecting among various therapies available for weight loss and expectations for where this field is headed next.
EP. 11: Weight Loss and Patient Support
Closing thoughts regarding the increasing burden of overweight and obesity in the United States, and recommendations for supporting patients who are taking a proactive role in managing their weight.
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