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Questions your doctor may ask

BMJ Group Medical Reference

If you go to see your doctor about your weight, these are some of the questions your doctor may ask you. [55]

  • Do you think you're overweight? If so, why?

  • When did you first think you were overweight?

  • When did you gain most of your weight?

  • Have you tried to lose weight? How many times?

  • How did you try to lose weight?

  • Are people in your family overweight?

  • Has anyone in your family had heart disease or another serious illness?

  • Are you worried about your weight?

  • How does being overweight make you feel?

  • Have you put on weight when taking medications for other conditions?

  • What has been your heaviest weight?

  • Do you smoke?

  • How much exercise do you do?

  • Do you have any other medical problems?

  • Why do you want to lose weight?

  • How much weight would you like to lose?

To find out why you're overweight, your doctor may also ask you about: [55] [54] [28] [61]

  • Your eating habits and your lifestyle

  • How you feel about yourself and about food

  • Your family and your relationships.


For references related to Obesity click here.
Last Updated: June 21, 2012
This information does not replace medical advice.  If you are concerned you might have a medical problem please ask your Boots pharmacy team in your local Boots store, or see your doctor.

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