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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Obesity

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Obesity includes:

Other underlying conditions related to Obesity:

Source: Diseases Database

Obesity as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Obesity as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Obesity as a complication includes:

Obesity as a symptom:

Conditions listing Obesity as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

For a more detailed analysis of Obesity as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Obesity.

Discussion of underlying conditions of Obesity:

Some illnesses can lead to obesity or a tendency to gain weight. These include hypothyroidism, Cushing's syndrome, depression, and certain neurological problems that can lead to overeating. Also, drugs such as steroids and some antidepressants may cause weight gain. A doctor can tell whether there are underlying medical conditions that are causing weight gain or making weight loss difficult. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Obesity, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Obesity. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Obesity. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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