obesity
OBESITY
Obesity is having an excessive amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass that may impair health.
The primary cause is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and expended.
Treatment goals include to lose 5-10% of body weight or 0.5-1 kg (1-2 lb)/week for 6 months and regain of <3 kg in 2 years and sustained reduction of waist circumference of at least 4 cm.
Strategies are aiming for realistic goals and a multidisciplinary approach that is a combination of dietary change, physical activity and behavioral modification.
Drug Information

Indication: In conjunction w/ a calorie-restricted diet for obesity in patient w/ BMI ≥30 kg/m2 w/ other ris...

Indication: Adjunctive therapy to diet in patients w/ obesity & BMI ≥30, who have not responded to an appropriate w...

Indication: Short-term adjunct in the management of obesity in a medically monitored comprehensive regimen of wt reduction...

Indication: Iin conjunction w/ a mildly hypocaloric diet for obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) & overwt (BMI ≥28 ...

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