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What do I need to know about caring for someone with obesity?

If you are caring for someone with obesity, there are several ways you can help them achieve their weight loss goals. You can support them in any weight loss goals they might have by providing healthy food options and exercising with them. Watch for any signs of the serious complications associated with obesity, like troubled breathing or organ complications. If they are taking any medication or received bariatric surgery, follow the instructions given by their doctor.

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