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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
Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Lorazepam
Modafinil, Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea, Rest
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen
Zolpidem, Trazodone, Melatonin
Duloxetine, Bupropion, Fluoxetine

What do patients take to treat Obesity and its symptoms?

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

(Non-impact machines (biking, stairstepper, treadclimber), pushups, sitsups weights, Shapemaster toning table, Jogging / Personal Trainer / Circuit Training, Exercise (dancing, diving, and creating))


(No dairy, no msg, no additives, no chocloate, Medifast Plan, More fruits and vegetables, less meat, No grains, no sugar, no legumes, increased protein, fats, and vegetables)


(Xenical, Alli)


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?

  • 1,594 patients have this condition
  • 26 new patients joined this month
  • 538 say Obesity is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 12
20s 154
30s 320
40s 425
50s 389
60s 167
70+ 23


Distribution of females vs. males

76% Females
24% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 261
20-29 years 204
30-39 years 147
40-49 years 73
50-59 years 37
60-69 years 6
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 810
Not Diagnosed 227

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