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Overweight and Obesity
 
Standard Definition

Overweight is defined as a body-mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9 and obesity as a BMI >/=30. BMI is calculated by dividing the weight in kilograms by the square of the height in meters. A BMI >/=25 is associated with an increase in death from all causes, including coronary heart disease, stroke and breast, prostate, uterine and colon cancers. It increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, and various cancers.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

While there is no single underlying cause of obesity, excessive weight reflects an imbalance between energy input and energy output. Both genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of overweight. Behavioural factors such as high fat and/or high caloric intake, or lack of physical activity commonly present as well.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Heredity and congenital disorders
  • Medical conditions including hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease
  • Some prescription medications (eg. steroids, antidepressants)
  • Excessive calorie intake, lack of physical activity
  • Food allergy or sensitivity
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • High BMI (see explanation in standard definition above)
  • Associated health problems such as gallbladder disease, diabetes, sleep apnoea
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Hormone testing
  • Biochemical assessments
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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