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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Caution before using obesity drugs




Obesity is a common health problem that affects the whole society, says Endocrine expert Dr. Pinar Alarslan said the disease is rapidly increasing in men. Alarslan, drew attention to the drugs used in the treatment, "without Ministry approval, the contents of unknown drugs, herbal agents, weight loss teas to lose weight can cause serious health problems," he warned.

Obesity, which negatively affects health, is among the preventable causes of death today. The drug is used in the treatment of obesity and disease, and Medicana International Istanbul Hospital endocrinologist Dr. Pinar Alarslan warned of unconscious drug use. Uzm. Dr. Pinar Alarslan said about the diseases caused by obesity:

IT IS ALSO COMMON IN MEN IN RECENT YEARS

"In the beginning, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, various cancers, liver, gastric reflux, gallbladder disease, infertility, osteoporosis, and causes many health problems such as depression. For this reason, it is necessary to be treated. In our country, the prevalence of obesity in adult society has exceeded the critically high rate of 30 percent. Although the frequency of obesity is higher in women, the rapid increase in men in recent years also draws attention."

"THE DRUG DOES NOT PROVIDE WEIGHT LOSS IN PATIENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS"

In order to achieve weight loss, the drug as well as the necessary measures should be taken into consideration. Dr. Pınar Alarslan said, " if the energy you receive is more than the energy you spend, you gain weight. To be at the Ideal body weight and to maintain it, what needs to be done is to maintain the balance between the energy we receive and the energy we expend. In obesity, drug therapy is applied to patients whose body mass index is high and whose diet, exercise and behavior change applications are tried but not achieved weight control. It is applied to at-risk patients such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea. But it should be noted that no drug will deliver weight loss in patients who do not comply with the necessary recommendations," he said.

DRUGS WHOSE CONTENTS ARE UNKNOWN CAUSE SERIOUS PROBLEMS

The drugs used to treat obesity in the world are classified as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue, serotonin agonist, sympathomimetic and combined agents that disrupt fat absorption, said Uzm. Dr. Pınar Alarslan said, " Since there are side effects as well as the effects of each drug, it will be appropriate for obese patients to be followed up by endocrinology and metabolic diseases specialists. Adequate weight loss should be achieved and the appropriate lifestyle should be continued for life in those who are given medication treatment. It should be noted that the use of drugs, herbal agents, slimming teas to lose weight, which do not have the approval of the Ministry of health, can cause serious health problems," he said.

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