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한방비만치료가 월경주기 이상에 미치는 영향: 증례보고
Effects of the Obesity Therapy with Korean Herbal Medicine on Menstrual Cycle Disorder: Case Series
J Korean Med Obes Res 2018;18:50-6
Published online June 30, 2018;
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research.

Ji-Hyeon Lee

꽃마을한방병원 한방내과

Department of Korean Internal Medicine, Conmaul Hospital of Korean Medicine
Ji-Hyeon Lee
Department of Korean Internal Medicine, Conmaul Hospital of Korean Medicine, Lotte Castle Medici 5F, 110 Seochojungang-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06634, Korea
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Received February 28, 2018; Revised May 27, 2015; Accepted May 31, 2018.
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Obesity is associated with menstrual cycle disorder. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effect of the obesity therapy with Korean herbal medicine (KHM) on obese female patient with oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea. This is a retrospective observational study performed on obesity patients with oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea. Nine patients were treated with KHM and lifestyle management at least 2 months. During the treatment, body weight, body mass index (BMI), percent body fat (PBF) and menstrual cycle length were checked afterwards. Body weight, BMI, and PBF of the patients were decreased during treatments. Five of 9 subjects recovered to normal menstrual cycle. Two subjects improved menstrual cycle. The other subjects remained at oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea. This study shows that the obesity therapy including KHM could be effective to improve menstrual cycle on obese patient. Further large scale studies are necessary for more evidences.
Keywords : Obesity, Herbal medicine, Oligomenorrhea, Amenorrhea

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