Obesity is a condition treated by endocrinologists. Obesity is a condition treated by endocrinologists. A person's weight is determined by 3 major factors (1) Genetic (2) Environmental and (3) Hormonal.
The genetic factors which are responsible for the maintenance of body weight is complex and the subject of intense research. The environmental factors include food intake, exercise and other lifestyle factors. Hormonal problems such as thyroid imbalance and excess stress hormones e.g. cortisol can lead to weight gain.
An unhealthy body weight can lead to diabetes, heart disease, joint problems and many other diseases.
Most patients will have tried various diets and exercises before seeking medical help. There are various hormonal treatments available when used in conjunction with a supervised dietary and exercise plan that can lead to significant improvements in weight.
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