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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Truncal obesity

Underlying conditions list:

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

  • The immediate cause of obesity is net energy imbalance--the organism consumes more usable calories than it expends, wastes, or discards via elimination. The fundamental cause of obesity is not well understood, but is presumably a combination of the organism's genes and environment. The specific cause of central distribution of fat is also not well understood
  • In humans, central obesity is correlated with overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. Hypercortisolism, such as in Cushings syndrome also leads to central obesity. Many prescription drugs can also have side effects resulting in obesity

Truncal obesity as a symptom:

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

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

About underlying conditions:

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


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