Obesity

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  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
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What is Obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.

What is it like to have Obesity?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Obesity and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Obesity patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Obesity on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 10
20s 158
30s 351
40s 472
50s 438
60s 192
70+ 29

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

76% Females
24% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 278
20-29 years 217
30-39 years 161
40-49 years 91
50-59 years 40
60-69 years 6
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 886
Not Diagnosed 250

These charts show data from Obesity patients who have completed their condition history
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