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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

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  • My whole body is getting thicker

  • Unable to decrease my calorie consumption

  • My abdomen has become thicker

  • My body is getting bigger

  • Taking in too many calories everyday

  • Face has become very round

  • The torso became thicker

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Obesity is excessive fat accumulation and excessive weight, generally when body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater and can increase the risk of serious health problems.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Melena (black stools)

  • Facial edema

  • Abnormal menstruation

  • Unexplained weight loss of 5% or more in 1 month

  • Recent weight loss

  • Jaundice

  • Edema

  • Vomiting of blood

Possible causes

  • Diabetes mellitus (DM)

    A disease where blood sugar levels are abnormally high, due to problems with insulin production or resistance. There are often no symptoms until the condition has worsened, hence regular screening is important.

  • Dyslipidemia

    Abnormally high levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides, is also called dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia can significantly increase a person's risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious problems due to fatty accumulation in the blood vessels, resulting in narrowing or obstruction.

  • Cirrhosis of the liver

    A condition where normal liver is permanently damaged and replaced with scar issue. There are many different causes including infections, alcohol abuse and diabetes.

  • Simple obesity
  • Descent of uterus / uterine prolapse
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF)

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you feel you have put on weight across your whole body (not just around the tummy)?

  • Do you feel your face and body are gaining weight while arms and legs are getting thinner recently?

  • Do you feel that your face has become round like a full moon, even though your arms and legs are slim?

  • Do you think that you are eating more calories than you are burning?

  • Do you exercise daily?

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