Medicines that Affect Weight

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Lecture Overview

Some medicines can cause people to gain weight while others may assist to lose it. Learn the appropriate practice when prescribing weight-loss medicines and what the success and associated side effects weight-loss medicines can have.


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Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a Nurse Practitioner who runs an holistic weight loss clinic in Brisbane and who has worked within the obesity sector for several years. As well, she has many years experience as a nurse educator. For the past 25 years, Catherine has been a registered nurse, working in intensive care and perioperative areas. Currently, she works as a perioperative nurse surgical assistant with general, gynaecology, and bariatric surgeons. Over the past several years, Catherine has served on nursing association committees, including the Obesity Map of Medicine redevelopment working group. See Educator Profile