Healthcare Management of an Obese Person

Healthcare Management of an Obese Person


  • Syeda Rida Baqir Department of Physical Therapy, Bahria University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shafaque Aslam Khan Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Bushra Marium Zaman Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Tahira Hamid Ali Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan 
  • Nazish Saeed Bangash Department of Physical Therapy, Indus University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Amjad Ali Department of Physical Therapy, Pakistan Physiotherapy Association, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Fatima Zaidi Department of Medical Imaging, Sindh Government Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jahan Ara Farooq Department of Physical Therapy, Pakistan Research Institute of Eastern Medicine, Karachi, Pakistan



Obesity, Weight Management, Body Mass Index, Surgical Interventions, Physical Exercise


Around the world, 1.6 million causalities are due to mortalities related to obesity. Obesity is the major cause of various health issues and diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, hypertension, sleep loss, etc. The main causes of obesity in Pakistan are poor diet, lack of exercise, and a sedentary lifestyle. Body mass index is a measurement tool that can be used to measure the fat of the body by calculating the ratio of weight and height of males and females. The ratio of people living in urban areas is higher than people living in rural area. The objective of our study is to explore the knowledge of healthcare management of an obese person. This is an exploratory study extracted from various literatures to enhance the understanding related to multiple treatment options i.e.: surgical and non-surgical interventions for the management of obesity. It comprises of various national and international, cross-sectional surveys, and experimental researches. The study concluded that there are many conservative and non-conservative options for the management of obesity and the reduction of weight can improve the quality of life as well as reduce the risk of various diseases. 


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DOI: 10.54393/df.v5i01.119
Published: 2024-03-31

How to Cite

Baqir, S. R., Khan, S. A., Zaman, B. M., Ali, T. H., Bangash, N. S., Ali, M. A., Zaidi, F., & Farooq, J. A. (2024). Healthcare Management of an Obese Person : Healthcare Management of an Obese Person. DIET FACTOR (Journal of Nutritional and Food Sciences), 5(01), 10–18.


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