The Medical Management of Obesity

  • Vicki March
  • Kim Pierce


Although health practitioners traditionally have not been trained in the medical management of obesity, they attain expertise in the treatment of its comorbidities—those conditions associated with, exacerbated by, or even caused by obesity, such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, degenerative joint disease, cancers (endometrium, colon, renal cell, breast, and prostate), gout, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), polycystic ovary (PCO) syndrome, and other gynecologic conditions (Table 2-1).


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Irritable Bowel Syndrome Eating Disorder Weight Maintenance Hidradenitis Suppurativa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vicki March
    • 1
  • Kim Pierce
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Magee-Women’s HospitalPittsburghUSA

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