Obesity and Perioperative management – Review –
Obesity is a contributing factor to life-style related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia, as well as being a cause of metabolic syndromes. It has been predicted that more than half of the adult population in the world might be obese within the next twenty years. Once a person is diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia may remain mild even while visceral fat obesity slowly advances arterial sclerosis. Eventually, severe clinical conditions such as heart diseases and stroke can result. In recent years, there are more and more patients diagnosed with morbid obesity both inside and outside of Japan. This case report will discuss some concerns and tasks in treating patients with obesity and morbid obesity.