Obesity - Endocrine Wellness Center

What is obesity?

Obesity is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an excessive accumulation of body fat that negatively impacts health. It is diagnosed by calculating a person's Body Mass Index (BMI), which measures body fat based on weight and height.

Obesity occurs when a person's BMI is over 30 kg/m^2. It is an increasingly prevalent health condition that now affects over 600 million adults globally. Obesity significantly raises the risk for various diseases like:

There are many interplaying reasons why a person develops obesity, including:

So how do you know if you may be susceptible to obesity? Look out for warning signs like significant and rapid weight gain, especially around the abdomen. A simple calculation of your BMI can indicate if you have crossed into obese ranges.

If identified early, obesity can be managed through a combination of lifestyle changes:

So in summary - obesity is an rising health challenge, but early action through lifestyle improvement and optimized hormone levels (with help from clinics like Endocrine Wellness Center) can prevent and reverse this condition. Don't ignore the warning signs like rapid weight gain - take steps today towards regaining your health and ideal body composition!

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