Scientific Society Symposium

Obesity its gynecological endocrine repercussion

Selva Lima (UY)

[Lima] Faculty of Medicine Claeh, montevideo

Obesity and its gynecological impact Obesity is a health problem worldwide, in the last decades, far from diminishing, we are witnessing an increase in its prevalence This situation determines alterations in health in general, in the short and long term, and in particular in reproductive health. We know the repercussion that represents from the prenatal stage, the obesity in the mother that conditions the metabolic future of the pregnancy product, as well as situations during the period of fetal development that implies the development of a restriction of the fetal growth with a child of low weight at birth, or the birth of a macrosomico; situations that condition an increased risk of developing overweight or obesity in childhood and adolescence. Obesity tends to induce a breakthrough in pubertal development, with repercussion on the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, determining alteration in follicular maturity, and important commitment to fertility. The incidence of metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus in these patients with high repercussion beyond reproductive function is high. Obesity constitutes a real risk of cardiovascular diseases in the adult stage as well as increases the risk of developing some cancers such as: breast, endometrium, colon, etc. It is a problem that extends to all countries and all social strata, which is why global and particular strategies should be developed, aimed especially at the population at risk. The prevention from early stages of life, avoiding overweight or obesity or controlling them, avoid harm in both reproductive and long-term life