Patients who are obese or overweight are at an increased risk of many serious conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Pharmacy teams should be having regular discussions with patients about losing weight, but how often do you have impactful conversations around this topic?
C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart spoke to Ms Hathi, pharmacist at Well Pharmacy in Kingsbury, London to discuss:
- how she thinks pharmacists should approach patients about weight loss
- how to overcome barriers to counselling patients about obesity
- options available to patients who are struggling to manage their weight.
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