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Unintentional weight gain - red flag symptoms

Unintentional weight gain - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

May 17, 2016

Updated

September 13, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Rupesh Amin considers red flag symptoms in unintentional weight gain and explores possible serious causes such as Cushing’s syndrome or hypothyroidism. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include questions to ask, how to examine a patient and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider possible causes of unintentional weight gain

  • Identify any serious underlying pathology
  • Understand which investigations to conduct and when to refer
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Rupesh Amin
    GP
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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