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Contents for Obesity
  1. Introduction: Obesity
  2. Causes (236 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Diagnostic tests (34 listings)
  5. Questions your doctor may ask (and why) (31 listings)
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Obesity

Obese: Obese is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Obesity (Obese): See detailed list of causes below.

Obesity (medical symptom): Excessive body weight especially fat.

Introduction: Obese

Obesity (medical symptom): 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.

Article Excerpts for Obese:

Obesity (medical symptom): 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)

Causes of Obesity (Obese)

The list of medical condition causes of Obesity (Obese) includes:

  • Middle age spread
  • Reduced metabolic rate
  • Pituitary gland disease
  • Pituitary gland tumor
  • Pituitary gland cancer

All 236 causes of Obesity

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Related Symptoms for Obese

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More Symptom Information for Obese

For a medical symptom description of 'Obese', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Obesity (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Obese' may be possible.

More information on symptom: Obesity:

Obese: Obese is listed as an alternate name or description for Obesity. For a medical symptom description of 'Obese', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Obesity (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Obese (medical condition): An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat

Obese (medical condition): Obesity refers to being more than 20% over your desirable weight. Unfortunately, it is all too common in the developed world where our modern lifestyle tends to make us eat more and move less.

Obese: 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)

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