Treatment.Many people find that although they initially lose
weight with any given diet, they quickly regain the weight after
stopping. Because long-term weight reduction is extremely difficult,
it is essential to have as much information and support as possible.
Depending upon a person's risk factors, Body Mass Index (BMI),
and personal preferences, a doctor will suggest a combination
of diet, exercise, behavioral modifications and in some cases,
drug therapy. Surgery is only considered in treating severe obesity
that has not responded to other treatments.