Obesity is a condition of a person being extremely overweight. Symptoms of obesity include extreme weight gain, inability to lose weight, overeating and binging all the time, trouble in movements, pain in the muscles and the joints because of the excessive weight, etc. It is a condition that affects both kids and adults and leads to some serious diseases.
HOW IS OBESITY DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition is usually carried out by a general physician who will conduct a number of lab tests based on the stool, urine and blood samples of the patient. The doctor will also ask questions pertaining to a family history of the condition as well as the medication that the patient may be taking for other conditions.
HOW IS OBESITY TREATED?
The treatment of this condition mostly centres around diet and exercise. Crash dieting is discouraged as it may lead to health problems and a reoccurrence of the issue once the pounds drop too fast. Also, one will have to exercise so that the number of calories being eaten can be burnt with ample physical activity.
DID YOU KNOW?
Obesity is the leading cause of mortality and disability in the United States.