Prof. Giorgos K. Sakkas

Dr. Giorgos K. Sakkas is Professor of Lifestyle Medicine chair at the Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales, United Kingdom and an Associate Professor in Clinical Exercise at the Dept of Physical Education and Sport Science at the University of Thessaly. He is a CNHC certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and run a University Clinic supporting students and patients. His research focuses on the effect of non pharmacological approaches on aspects related to quality of life in patients with chronic diseases including those with sleep disorders. He uses a multidisciplinary approach to tackle his research questions including both physiological and psychological approach.


Lifestyle Medicine at the service of chronic kidney diseases

Prof. Giorgos K. Sakkas, Professor in Clinical Exercise Therapy, School of Physical Education, Sports Science and Dietetics, University of Thessaly (Greece)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive chronic condition that affects 10% of the general population worldwide. Chronic kidney disease is more prevalent in older individuals, women, racial minorities, and in people experiencing diabetes mellitus and hypertension. CKD represents an especially large burden in low- and middle-income countries. Studies have shown that lifestyle interventions can be effective in preventing and treating a wide range of chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease all factors that are related with the development of CKD. The current presentation aims to discuss all recent evidence supporting the application of Lifestyle Medicine in the management of CKD.