Updated modalities for management of obesity


  • Najlaa Mohammad Alsudairy Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Consultant of Family Medicine, National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, KSA
  • Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alsadhan College of Medicine, University of Almaarefa, Riyadh, KSA
  • Bader Khalid Alghaith Hwuylan Primary Health Care Center, Buraydah Central Hospital, Qassim, KSA
  • Faris Jamal Merdad Primary Health Care, King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, KSA
  • Bahaa Ali Althawab College of Medicine, Medical University of Lodz-Poland, Poland
  • Abdulilah Solomon Al Bossier College of Medicine, Qassim University, Almleda, KSA
  • Suliman Abdullah Al-Aqeel Department of Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Uyun Al Jawa-Qassim, KSA
  • Awad Saeed Al-Harbi College of Medicine, Qassim University, Almleda, KSA
  • Rasha Saleh Alshammari College of Medicine, University of Hail-Hail, KSA
  • Abdullah Khalail Albalawi Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health-Yanbu, KSA
  • Sadiq Jawad Aldandan College of Medicine, Medical University of Lodz-Poland, Poland




Obesity, Management, Overweight, Body mass index


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.


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How to Cite

Alsudairy, N. M., Alsadhan, A. I., Alghaith, B. K., Merdad, F. J., Althawab, B. A., Al Bossier, A. S., Al-Aqeel, S. A., Al-Harbi, A. S., Alshammari, R. S., Albalawi, A. K., & Aldandan, S. J. (2021). Updated modalities for management of obesity. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 8(6), 3156–3162. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20211905



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