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Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Patsama obtained his MD degree in 2004. After completion of fellowship in reproductive medicine, he practices as a consultant at Vajira hospital. During 2016, he completed Master in Clinical Embryology from Monash university. His area of interests includes metabolic syndrome in menopause, reproductive endoscopy, fertility preservation and fertility awareness promotion.
During the menopausal transition, changes in the hormonal milieu are associated with changes in body fat composition leading to abdominal obesity and predisposing metabolic syndrome. These transformations make a significant contribution to the shift of body fat from the gynoid to the android pattern, and hence the type of body pattern might affect the quality of life. We investigated the influence of patterns of body fat distribution and body mass index on menopause-specific quality of life (MENQOL) in peri- and postmenopausal women living in Bangkok. A total 214 peri- and postmenopausal women, mean age 55 years, with intact uterus and no history of hormonal treatment were recruited. Anthropometric measurements were conducted as standard techniques. The Thai version of MENQOL questionnaire was used to evaluate menopause-specific quality of life. According to the body fat distribution patterns, 53.3% were women of the android type and 46.7% were of the gynoid type. The android body pattern was associated with worsening of vasomotor and psychosocial domains (p<0.05). However, overweight and obese women had slightly better scores in the sexual domain of the MENQOL. Peri- and postmenopausal women with android body pattern have lower quality of life in the vasomotor and psychosocial domains while women with normal BMI have the slightly lower quality of life in the sexual domain. The maintenance of premenopausal body proportion might mitigate the menopause-specific quality of life.
Child Psychiatry,University of Helsinki, Finland
Time : 09.30 am - 10.15 am
Dr. Marja Koski is a Licentiate of Medicine, M.D (University of Turku) and also a Special Competence in Rehabilitation (University of Helsinki). He did Diploma in Health Administration (University of Helsinki) and DPH (Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden), Psychotherapist (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health), psychodynamic individual psychotherapy. Presently he is working as Specialist of Child Psychiatry (University of Helsinki),
The World Health Organization (WHO) projected that by 2015, approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight, and more than 700 million adults will be obese. Globally, nearly 43 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight in 2010. According to Fin Riski 2012 health survey of working-age men BMI average was 27.1 kg/m2 and 26.0 kg/m2 for women. One in five Finnish was fat. Finnish men, body mass index has risen since the 1970s, and women since the 1980s. However, progress has slowed and even stabilized in the past decade.
We must find new method to prevent development of obesity in the future. The psychiatric and psychological methods should be to pay attention to the background in obesity. Individuals use solutions that they have learned in the childhood to defuse anxiety and different emotions. The researchers have found the relationship between stress and severe obesity. Recently we found connection between depression and obesity. In research, they have found connection between some personality disorders and obesity.
Doctors in the primary care should pay more attention to many chronical disorders that are connected to obesity. They should use team which consist of dietician, psychologist and psychiatrist.
seca Asia Pacific SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Time : 10.15 AM - 10. 45 AM
seca GmbH & Co. KG. is a German company that develops, produces and sells weighing scales and measuring instruments. Its products are exported to more than 110 countries. The company’s headquarters is in Hamburg and it has branches in Austria, France, England, Switzerland, Japan, China, Mexico and the USA. In 1970, Sönke Vogel decided in favour of a new corporate concept. Since then focus has been on medical measuring and weighing, on products which are needed for diagnosis and therapy purposes in medicine in order to determine the precise weight of a patient. The product portfolio has been consistently expanded and is available on all international markets.