Before embarking on any weight loss and health improvement journey, you should be prepared both physically and emotionally/psychologically for the intervention and its outcomes. Detailed instructions will be given to you for the days before and during the intervention/therapy as well as during the subsequent consultations. This varies from medical, nutritional, physical and psychological advice and support.
The steps involved in pre-treatment preparations include:
- Collection of your complete medical history and performing physical exams
- Arranging other necessary investigations-on a case by case basis eg cardiac stress test; bone DEXA
- Providing detailed information regarding the treatment (medication/procedure/operation)
- Creating awareness of the risks involved and potential benefits associated with the proposed treatment