A Study Of Obese Patients Admitted at A Tertiary Care Hospital

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2019, Volume: 21(B), Issue. (2)
First page: (109) Last page: (122)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
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A Study Of Obese Patients Admitted At A Tertiary Care Hospital 
Vikash Gupta1*
, Harsha D Makwana2,Ronak  Joshi3,  Binti Patel4, Advait Thakor5
1
3rd yr resident), 2Asso. Prof, EMD, 32nd Yr Resident),41st Yr Resident,5Professor and  HOD, Department of Emergency Medicine ,Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College Sheth  Vadilal Sarabhai General Hospital Ahmedabad Pin 380008 
Corresponding author email id: anshv15@gmail.com

Online Published on 02-Jul-2019

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Obesity is a chronic non-communicable disease, characterized by deposition of fat and adipose tissue resulting from the discrepancy between energy consumption and expenditure. Obesity is largely a lifestyle disease and its two largest causes are poor eating habits and inactivity. Aims: To study the demographic data, causes & associations of obesity with other disease processes and how emergency physicians should approach obese patients in the emergency department. Material & Method: This was a hospital-based, cross sectional observational study carried out over a period of one year from NOVEMBER 2017 to OCTOBER 2018. Result: Details about demographic data, risk factors, clinical presentation, co-morbid conditions and lipid profile & TSH level were collected & analyzed. In our study maximum no of obesity was seen in 41-60 yrs of age group & more common in females with dietary habits as the most common risk factor & HTN is the most common co-morbidities. Conclusion: The result in our study shows dietary habits and life style has a major role in obesity. Emergency physicians with good knowledge and specially equipped departments are helpful to decrease the morbidity and mortality.

Keywords

Obesity, Emergency departments, dietary habits, sedentary life style

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