The 12th International Scientific Conference Faculty of Physical Therapy Cairo, 4-6 March, 2009

Conference studies

Prepared by

Nerveen Abd El Salam Abd El Kader Ahmed





This study was conducted to determine which is more effective, electrolipolysis or metformin in the treatment of obese polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Thirty obese patients diagnosed with PCOS were selected from Kasr El Aini university Hospital to participate in this study. Their ages ranged from 20 to 30 years, their BMI> 32 kg/m2 and waist/hip ratio >0.8. Patients assigned randomly into two equal groups. Group (A) received electrolipolysis at abdomen, thigh and gluteal regions (3sessions/week) and group (B) received metformin 850 mg twice/day). Both groups received treatment for four months and followed the same hypo caloric diet 1200 kcal/day. Evaluations of all patients were done before and after 4 months of treatment through measuring weight, BMI, waist/hip ratio, LH, FSH, LH/FSH ratio, fasting blood insulin fasting blood glucose , fasting glucose / insulin ratio, regularity of the menstruations and follicle size for both groups (A&B). The result of this study showed that there was statistically non-significant difference between both groups before treatment and after treatment there was statistically significant decrease (p< 0.05) in weight, waist and hip circumference, waist/hip ratio, LH, LH/FSH ratio, fasting blood glucose and fasting blood insulin between both groups in favor to group (A). While, in fasting glucose/insulin ratio and follicle size there were statistically significant increase in favor to group (A), and FSH showed a statistically non significant difference between both groups (A & B). Also, there was improvement in the menstrual regularity in group (A) than group (B) and only one case get pregnant in group (A). It could be concluded that electrolipolysis is more effective than metformin in treating obese PCOS patients. 

Key words: Obesity, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Electrolipolysis, Insulin resistance, Female sex hormones, Metformin.

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Effect of Electrolipolysis versus Metformin in the Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom.

Azza Barmoud Nashed.