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What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Obesity-related ones

Obese children can be tested for obesity-related medical problems such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid hormone imbalances, sex hormone or cortisol imbalances, fat in the liver, gall bladder (bile) dysfunction, exercise intolerance, exercise asthma, heart disease, etc.
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In brief: Obesity-related ones

Obese children can be tested for obesity-related medical problems such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid hormone imbalances, sex hormone or cortisol imbalances, fat in the liver, gall bladder (bile) dysfunction, exercise intolerance, exercise asthma, heart disease, etc.
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Dr. Marc Neff
Surgery
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In brief: Obesity childhood

The majority of childhood obesity is the result of genetics and environmental factors.
Poor diet and exercise habits. A select few will be the result of medicine likes steroids, diabetic meds, and endocrine issues like hypothyroidism. You should discuss with your pediatrician. Obesity is not a common issue discussed with patients by pediatricians, but can have long lasting consequences.

In brief: Obesity childhood

The majority of childhood obesity is the result of genetics and environmental factors.
Poor diet and exercise habits. A select few will be the result of medicine likes steroids, diabetic meds, and endocrine issues like hypothyroidism. You should discuss with your pediatrician. Obesity is not a common issue discussed with patients by pediatricians, but can have long lasting consequences.
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