Obesity

中卓醫務-香港疾病資訊
Disease Information

Disease Information

Endocrine diseases range from diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, hypertension in young adults, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and fatty liver, as well as problems related to endocrine organs such as adrenal gland, thyroid gland, ovary, and testicle.

Obesity

What is obesity

Obesity is caused by poor lifestyle, endocrine disorders, metabolic problems, etc., which lead the body to accumulate too much fat. Obesity patients are those with body mass index (BMI) over 27.

Impact on patients

Obesity not only affects the conditions of body, but also increases the risk of a variety of chronic or acute diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, ischemic heart disease, fatty liver, etc.

Treatment of obesity

With the causes of obesity assessed, lifestyle modifications or/and medications is/are introduced to help patients manage their weight and reduce the possibility of other diseases.