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[The influence of physiobalneotherapy on the hormonal status of men suffering from obesity].

[Article in Russian]


The objective of the present work was to study the efficacy of the combined treatment of the patients suffering from obesity and erectile dysfunction with the use of contrast baths, electrical stimulation, and cryomassage. Dynamics of the following anthropometric characteristics was evaluated: bodyweight and height, body mass index, waist and hip circumference, waist-to-hip ratio. In addition, general clinical studies were carried out including total blood count, urinalysis, estimation of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, blood rheologic properties, general hormonal status, and psychological testing. The most pronounced statistically significant dynamics of the above characteristics was documented in the patients treated with the use of general contrast baths, remedial gymnastics, electrical stimulation and cryomassage of the anterior abdominal wall.

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