한방비만치료가 비만환자의 간기능에 미치는 영향 증례보고
Effects of the Obesity Therapy with Korean Herbal Medicine on Liver Function: Case Series
- 이지현(Ji hyeon Lee) 전우현(Woo hyeon Jeon)
- 제17권 1호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 54 - 60 (7 pages)
비만을 주소증으로 내원하여 LFT를 시행하고, 한약 치료를 포함한 비만 치료 경과 후 다시 추적한 결과 체중 감량과 간효소 수치의 개선 경향을 보인 10예를 보고하였다. 본 연구를 토대로 한약 치료를 포함한 한방 비만치료 시 유효성과 안전성에 대한 근거를 더 확보해나갈 수 있을 것으로 생각된다.
Many obesity patients were affected by depressed liver function including hepatosteatosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effect of the obesity therapy with Korean herbal medicine (KHM) on obese patient with abnormal liver function. This is a retrospective observational study performed on obesity patients with abnormal liver function. All subjects have taken serum liver function tests (LFTs) before treatment. Ten patients showed abnormal LFTs. They were treated with KHM at least 15 days. During this treatment, LFTs were evaluated afterwards. Body weight and body mass index of the patients were decreased during treatments. Five of 10 subjects recovered normal levels of LFTs. While other subjects remained at abnormal level but their levels were decreased. This study shows that the obesity therapy including KHM could be effective to improve liver function on obese patient. Additional large scale studies are necessary for more evidences.