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?
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.