6 doctors weighed in:
What are the causes of obesity?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Simple answer, too many calories.
Long answer, complex disease process, with many alterations in hormones and neurotrasmitters, genetic component, behavioral component, vicious cycle with other comorbid conditions, ex, it can make sleep apnea worse, having sleep apnea often causes weight gain. Usual answer from health professionals, eat right and exercise is often not satisfying with good reason.

In brief: Many
Simple answer, too many calories.
Long answer, complex disease process, with many alterations in hormones and neurotrasmitters, genetic component, behavioral component, vicious cycle with other comorbid conditions, ex, it can make sleep apnea worse, having sleep apnea often causes weight gain. Usual answer from health professionals, eat right and exercise is often not satisfying with good reason.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Too many calories
Obesity is the result of intake (food) exceeding output(exercise).
There are a few medical conditions that can cause obesity, such as untreated hypothyroidism, and prader willy syndrome. Some medications can also cause weight gain.

In brief: Too many calories
Obesity is the result of intake (food) exceeding output(exercise).
There are a few medical conditions that can cause obesity, such as untreated hypothyroidism, and prader willy syndrome. Some medications can also cause weight gain.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Scot Kolsin
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Metabolic Syndrome, and Hypothyroidism will lead to increases in weight. Others such as stress or menopause can change hormonal balance and lead to weight gain. Of course caloric balance is important as well. A Board Certified Obesity Specialist can help find a cause and medical or surgical solution solution.
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