Overweight and Obesity-polysemantic problem in young women with Epilepsy

Neurological Disorders

ISSN: 2329-6895

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Overweight and Obesity-polysemantic problem in young women with Epilepsy

International Conference on Epilepsy & Treatment

September 21-22, 2015 Baltimore, USA

Sofia Kasradze

Epilepsy Prevention and Control Centre, Georgia

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Neurol Disord

Abstract :

More than half of adults are overweight or obese. Of particular concern for obesity are female adolescents and women of reproductive age for whom they can cause health problems for subsequent generations. Obesity is a common medical problem in people with epilepsy and for pediatric patients with untreated, newly diagnosed epilepsy because of co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some type of cancer and reproductive-endocrine disorders, it significantly increases epilepsy health burden, mortality and morbidity and enhances its medical, psycho-social and economic problems. There are different points which explain the co-existence of epilepsy and weight gain. Some anticonvulsants have a significant iatrogenic effect of overweight; people with uncontrolled seizures tend to be less physically active and this can result in increased BMI. Obesity is more common in blacks than in whites, in the lower income, lower education and minority ethnic groups suffered epilepsy but not all people with epilepsy develop these effects and comparative data on these co-morbidities are limited. Epilepsy as well as overweight and obesity contribute negatively to the overall health and to health care costs, comorbidity of this conditions significantly increase the burden of this medical conditions on health systems and society. So, preventing obesity in young women with epilepsy continuously improves cost-effectiveness of epilepsy care and quality of life of people with epilepsy.

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