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how often do patients on a protein sparing modified fast see the doctor and go to the lab? how many tests are required and how often?

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Dr. Esiquiel Olivarez
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Fast diets: Fasting diets can stress the neuroendocrine system so an initial physical and proper lab should be checked on a monthly basis. Also rapid weight loss if that is part of your plan increases other health risks. Physician monitoring can help improve weight loss goals and serve as motivation to keep you on track and is necessary if you have major medical conditions like hypertension.

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