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.

How do members experience obesity?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with obesity*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for obesity*

*Data from patients with obesity, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with obesity*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
for obesity (2 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
obesity (3)
Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
obesity (1)

*Data from patients with obesity, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has obesity on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 117
30s 468
40s 821
50s 1,032
60s 852
70+ 344

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 800
Female 2,779