Obesity is defined as a medical condition when excessive body fat gets accumulated leading to a situation that will make the person prone to major health related risks and complications. Obesity is often linked to heart diseases, type-2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and some types of cancers as well as osteoarthritis.
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?
The effect of excess fructose can be felt on the part of the brain that promotes obesity.