Obesity

Last updated: Thursday, 23, December, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Clinical assessment, incl dietary and family history, duration of problem, evidence of underlying disorder. Pathology tests are only occasionally indicated for underlying or complicating disorders.

Causes

Simple obesity

Endocrine disorders

 


See under Hypoglycaemia

Hypothalamic disorders

See Pituitary/hypothalamic disorders

Genetic disorders

  • Prader Willi syndrome

 

Cytogenetics (constitutional)

Metabolic sequelae

Diabetes mellitus

Hyperlipidaemia

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis: risk assessment

Hypertension