Obesity means having an unhealthy amount of body fat. This puts your health in danger.
Obesity puts you at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep apnea, some types of cancer, and stroke.
Treatment involves a long-term plan for making lifestyle changes. Medicine or surgery is sometimes used.
Current as of: August 25, 2022
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator