Modern approaches to obesity therapy: efficiency problems


I.A. Kurnikova, Sh.G. Gulova, S.A. Buturlina, I. Mokhammed

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia
The high prevalence of obesity in almost all developed countries is one of the most significant medical problems of modern society. Despite the fact that the main factors leading to the development of obesity are well known, the search for effective treatments remains a major challenge. The article discusses the methods of treatment of obesity, the most commonly used at the present time. The treatment of obesity is based on an integrated approach that includes non-drug methods and diet therapy and an active lifestyle, as well as drug therapy. It is emphasized that any of these methods should be used for a sufficiently long period of time to achieve the result and involves the active participation of the patient. Sometimes the patient’s expectations of achieving a quick result are not justified, this leads him to disappointment, and in some cases to refusal of treatment. The authors analyze individual factors that affect both patient compliance and the effectiveness of ongoing obesity therapy. The article discusses the reasons for the low effectiveness of the recommended methods in some cases, as well as indications and limitations for the use of groups of drugs approved by clinical guidelines.

About the Autors

Corresponding author: Irina A. Kurnikova, Dr. Sci. (Med.), Professor, Professor at the Department of Hospital Therapy with Courses of Endocrinology, Hematology and Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical Institute, Peoples’ Friendship University ofRussia, Curator of the Course ofEndocrinology, Moscow, Russia;

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