Obesity

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

 

Clinical assessment, including 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

 

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Insulinoma

 


See under Hypoglycaemia

Hypothalamic disorders

See Pituitary/hypothalamic disorders

Genetic disorders

  • Prader Willi syndrome

 

Cytogenetics - constitutional

Metabolic sequelae

 

Diabetes mellitus

 

Hyperlipidaemia

 

Atherosclerosis

Cardiac risk assessment

Hypertension

 

References

See also Pathology Decision Support Tool: Obesity / Metabolic syndrome