DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20211905

Updated modalities for management of obesity

Najlaa Mohammad Alsudairy, Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alsadhan, Bader Khalid Alghaith, Faris Jamal Merdad, Bahaa Ali Althawab, Abdulilah Solomon Al Bossier, Suliman Abdullah Al-Aqeel, Awad Saeed Al-Harbi, Rasha Saleh Alshammari, Abdullah Khalail Albalawi, Sadiq Jawad Aldandan

Abstract


Obesity treatment has become vastly more challenging as our comprehension of weight control has grown. Its treatment needs a close collaboration between a dedicated multidisciplinary healthcare team and a motivated patient. The team can include dietitian, health educator, physical activity mentor, personal trainer, clinical psychologist, and physician will be among the team members. Successful obesity care should overcome both the medical and social burdens of the condition. New prevention methods have Aby health care professionals since it is a condition with significant health implications. Obesity management consists of many options surgically, pharmacologically, dietary and physical activity. The best management option for each patient is determined by a healthcare professional. Bariatric surgery results in a larger decrease in BMI in the short and long term, when compared to non-surgical interventions. However, doctors and patients should recommend bariatric surgery at a lower threshold where lifestyle and pharmacological treatments have failed. Updates in obesity management are regular, and healthcare workers should continuously be updated with these management modalities.


Keywords


Obesity, Management, Overweight, Body mass index

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