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​​​​​The World Health Organization recommends mothers worldwide to "exclusively breastfeed their infants for the first six months of age to achieve optimal growth, development and health.  Nutritious complementary food could be given after the age 6 months, with breastfeeding continued up to the age of two year or beyond."  Your baby does not need to drink water for the first 6 months; your milk is all he/she needs. Avoid giving your baby bottles, pacifiers or using nipple shields in the first few weeks of life unless directed...   Read more

5 Ps to Prevent Diabetes in Obese Patients; Action plan

​Predict  Diabetes in obese patients by screening high risk groups(ethnic groups, communities) Diabetes in obese family members who share same genetic risk and same environment in order to prevent transition from preclinical diabetes into clinical diabetes.Prevent  Change of obese prediabetics into diabetics by life style modification through controlling weight and increasing insulin sensitivity with exercises. Diabetic obese patients progress from low risk stage with no vascular complication into high risk stage.  Obese young...   Read more

5 Ps for Life Style Modification

​AbstractObesity is a chronic complex condition that is reaching an epidemic in some countries. The increased rates of obesity in the Middle- East countries are part of a worldwide trend. There are many reasons for this increase, environmental factors, sedentary lifestyles, and high energy palatable foods certainly play significant roles.Lifestyle modification is mandatory in all treatment strategies as there is no ‘quick fix’ treatment for obesity even with successful bariatric surgery.There are no set targets, no set plans that fit all obese...   Read more

5 Ps Obesity Barriers; Why Obese patients cannot Achieve Target Weight?

Parameters  Lack of standard definition of obesity parameters in different age groups or in different ethnic groups. Too many parameters (Waist Hip ratio vs. Waist Height ratio). Central obesity vs. peripheral obesity. Upper body obesity vs. lower body obesity. Obesity with risk factors vs. Obesity without risk factors.Providers (Physicians, Health care providers)  Clinical inertia due physicians’ uncertainties on how to approach obese patients. Physicians’ uncertainties on medical management of obesity. Failure to refer obese patients...   Read more

5 Es Road Map to Obesity Care

Educate ​​ Obese patients on causes of obesity and what drive the weight up in their situation (, high caloric meals, sedentary life style, comfort eating, genetics, medical causes, medication). Obese patient on anti obesity medication (mechanism of action what dose, how long, what side effect to expect and how to deal with them, how much weight patients are expecting to lose with each medication.Engage  Obese patient in the management plan from day one; self monitoring is more effective than professional’s monitoring. Obese...   Read more


​​​​ObesityObesity is defined as having an excess accumulation of fat that might have a negative effect on the health. Obese people are at a greater risk of developing more than 48 chronic conditions that compromise their general health.Prevalence:Obesity is widely spread in many countries specifically in the Gulf region. The Kingdom comes third after United States and Kuwait regarding the number of obese persons.  In the Kingdom, the estimated death rate due to obesity or its complications is approximately 20,000 deaths per year which...   Read more



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