Overview

Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. This condition is putting people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that ...[read article]

Tests for Obesity

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Skinfold Thickness Measurement
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Weighing Patient
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Measuring Height of Patient
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Body Fat Analysis
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Lipid Panel
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The thyroid is a small gland, shaped like a butterfly, which is located in the lower-front part of your neck. Your doctor can feel your thyroid by pressing his or h...  More
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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Self Care for Obesity

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Dietary Modification
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Lifestyle Modification
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Weight Reduction
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Over the Counter Medications for Obesity

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Orlistat (OR li stat) is used to help obese people lose weight and keep the weight off while eating a reduced-calorie diet. This medicine decreases the amount of fa...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Obesity

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PHENTERMINE (FEN ter meen) decreases your appetite. It is used with a reduced calorie diet and exercise to help you lose weight.  More
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SIBUTRAMINE (si BYOO tra meen) is used to promote and maintain weight loss in obese patients. This medicine should be used with a reduced calorie diet and, if appro...  More
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Orlistat (OR li stat) is used to help obese people lose weight and keep the weight off while eating a reduced-calorie diet. This medicine decreases the amount of fa...  More
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BENZPHETAMINE (benz FET a meen) decreases your appetite. It is used with a reduced calorie diet and exercise to help you lose weight. This medicine is only meant to...  More
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PHENDIMETRAZINE (fen dye MET ra zeen) decreases your appetite. It is used with a reduced calorie diet and exercise to help you lose weight.  More
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DIETHYLPROPION (dye eth il PROE pee on) decreases your appetite. It is used with a reduced calorie diet and exercise to help you lose weight. This medicine is only ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Obesity

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Lifestyle Counseling
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Surgical Procedures for Obesity

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Gastric bypass is a surgery that's done to help you lose weight when most other methods have failed. It's the most common type of bariatric or weight loss...  More
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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat from one or more areas of the body. It can be used for small areas, such as the space under the...  More
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Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
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Bariatric Surgery
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Duodenal Switch
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Fobi-Pouch Gastric Bypass
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Laparoscopic gastric banding is a surgery used for people who are overweight, or people for whom excess weight poses serious health risks. These patients usually ha...  More
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Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a form of weight-loss surgery that involves altering the size of your stomach so you will feel fuller and eat less food. This surgery...  More
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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
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StomaphyX
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