Q. What is the best treatment modality for obesity with sleep apnea and joint pains?

Answered by
Dr. Ajeet Kumar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 06, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 26, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am 32 years old with a weight of 235.89 Ibs and a height of five feet. I have a BMI of 33. I have obesity grade 1. It got complicated with snoring, intermittent apnea, waking up with weak and scattered joints, and back pain. My vital signs are within normal limits. There is no abnormal finding detected. What is the best modality of treatment for me?



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The best modality of treatment for you is weight reduction. Having a weight reduction of ten percent in six months helps to revert the metabolic complications of obesity. The metabolic complications of obesity are diabetes, cholesterol, fatty liver disease, and osteoporosis. There are certain FDA (food and drug administration) approved medications for obesity. But these drugs can cause significant side effects. It has to be used cautiously after having a close evaluation of your willingness to lose weight. Try to modify your diet. It controls metabolic complications. It is necessary to have intentional weight loss before starting any medical treatment. Weight loss can be achieved by doing regular strenuous exercise with a reduction in the daily consumption of calories. You should not take around 2000 kcal/day while trying to lose weight. It takes months to have results. Kindly attach the reports taken already. Please mention whether you have a habit of smoking and drinking alcohol.

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