Obesity is the term used to describe the accumulation of excess or too much body fat in an individual. Obese individuals are at a greater risk of contracting diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.
HOW IS OBESITY DIAGNOSED?
The condition does not require any specific diagnosis but the general physician may conduct tests to rule out endocrine disorders or other medical issues that may cause obesity. Certain medications can also cause obesity. The doctor will check your medical history to evaluate this aspect.
HOW IS OBESITY TREATED?
In addition to lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and exercising certain medications could also be prescribed to obese individuals. Diet plans and limiting calorie intake would be recommended by a dietician. In extreme cases weight-loss surgery could be advised.
DID YOU KNOW?
Obesity is the leading cause of mortality and disability in the United States.