Obesity (Adult)

Obesity (Adult)

Condition Description

Chronic accumulation of excess body fat

Common Symptoms

  • Condition can lead to or coexist with conditions like coronary artery disease , diabetes, hypertension, gout, obstructive sleep apnea, or osteoarthritis

Underlying Causes

  • Generally due to physical factors such as endocrine disorders, or, less frequently, psychological factors. Endocrine disorders may be due to age-related declines in female and male hormones
  • Insulin resistance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Food allergies

Traditional Approach

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Psychological therapy (where applicable)
  • Medications like Orlistat, Sibutramine, or Phenteramine have some success but lack long-term efficacy.
  • Surgical intervention like stomach stapling or intestinal bypass surgery

EHC Approach

  • Test for and treat any insulin resistance with a low- carbohydrate diet
  • Test for and, if necessary, treat hypothyroidism
  • Test for food allergies, which sometimes lead to food addiction and overconsumption. If found, treat the allergy
  • Assess hormone levels and treat as necessary
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