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Excess body weight can indicate obesity as an independent condition. Obesity can also arise due to various underlying conditions. Excess weight or unexplained weight gain need careful professional medical attention for correct diagnosis....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Obesity.
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Obesity, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Obesity may include:
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Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Obesity may include:
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Obesity. Some of these are listed below :
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Obesity may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Obesity. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Obesity as a symptom include:
To most people, the term "obesity" means to be very overweight. Health professionals define "overweight" as an excess amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat, and water. "Obesity" specifically refers to an excess amount of body fat. Some people, such as bodybuilders or other athletes with a lot of muscle, can be overweight without being obese. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK)
Overweight refers to an excess of body weight compared to set standards. The excess weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Obesity refers specifically to having an abnormally high proportion of body fat.1 One can be overweight without being obese, as in the example of a bodybuilder or other athlete who has a lot of muscle. However, many people who are overweight are also obese. (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)
To most people, the term "obesity" means to be very overweight. Health professionals define... (Source: excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK)
Overweight refers to an excess of body weight compared to set standards. The... (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)
Is a Body Mass Index (BMI of 30 or above). BMI describes body weight relative to height and is strongly correlated to total body fat content in adults. The rIsk of death increases as the BMI reaches and surpasses 30. (CDC98)
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More than average fatness
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Excessively high accumulation of body fat or adipose tissue in relation to lean body mass; the amount of body fat (or adiposity) includes concern for both the distribution of fat throughout the body and the size of the adipose tissue deposits; individuals are usually at high clinical risk because of excess amount of body fat (BMI greater than 30).
- (Source - CRISP)
The list below shows some of the causes of Obesity mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Obesity. Of the 236 causes of Obesity that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Obesity' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Obesity or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Obesity based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Obesity, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Obesity:
Weight gain (360 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Obesity:
Symptoms related to Obesity:
Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:
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