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Obesity in Primary Care: The Comorbidities

Obesity in Primary Care: The Comorbidities

Obesity is directly responsible for more than 100 medical problems and worsens the prognosis of cardiac, pulmonary, and oncological diseases. In many circumstances, efforts are made in treating the consequences of obesity more than treating the primary cause.

Comorbidity Categories

Categories of comorbidities include cardiovascular, endocrine and reproductive, GI, musculoskeletal, neurological, pulmonary, psychosocial, and renal and genitourinary. In addition, various types of cancer are associated with obesity.

Physicians might use a checklist to help them remember the most prevalent diseases secondary to obesity.

They might include the following:

Cardiovascular

Hypertension

Coronary arteries disease

Congestive heart failure           

Varicose veins

Thromboembolic events

Endocrine and reproductive

Prediabetes/ type 2 diabetes

Dyslipidemia

Polycystic ovarian syndrome/hyperandrogenemia

Male hypogonadism

Infertility

Next: GI, Integument, Musculoskeletal, and Other Comorbidities

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