Obesity as multidisciplinary problem – Clinical picture, diagnostics and treatment.

Prof. Zhuravlyova L.V., PHD Rogachova T.A. Kharkiv national medical university. Department of internal medicine № 3.

The social importance of obesity is determined by high risk of disability of young patients and decrease in overall life expectancy due to frequent development of severe co-morbidities. Proper goal setting in the treatment of obesity includes 5-10% reduction in body weight for 6 months, stabilization of the achieved weight and prevention of its relapse, reduction in the risk of complications, remission or control of existing complications. In this review, modern approaches to diagnostics of pathological conditions, associated with obesity, modern methods of treatment, including diet and exercise therapy, behavioral therapy, medication therapy and bariatric surgery are considered.

Key Words: obesity, complications of obesity, diet and exercise therapy, behavioral therapy, medication therapy and bariatric surgery.

Zhuravlyova LV, Rogachova TA. [Obesity as multidisciplinary problem – clinical picture, diagnostics and treatment]. z. vnutr. simejnoi med. 2017;2:31-36. Russian.


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