Obesity

Symptoms: 

Weight gain happens over time.

Tests to diagnose: 

The diagnosis of obesity is usually based on a physical examination and a patient history (i.e., eating and exercise habits). A measurement called the body mass index (BMI) does not directly measure body fat, but it is a useful tool to assess the health risk associated with being overweight or obese

BMI is calculated as follows:

BMI = body weight (kg) ÷ height² (m)

For BMI Chart visit the following website

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmi_tbl.pdf

Treatment: 

Change in lifestyle. Focusing on balancing energy IN (calories from food and drinks) with energy OUT (physical activity) are the treatment options.

For more information visit the following website

http://www.obesity-india.com/