Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about obesity.

What is obesity with comorbidities?

Obesity as a disease can cause people to develop other conditions that can be equally as dangerous and deadly, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Some comorbidities of obesity, according to the NIH, include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gout
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hypertension
  • Insulin resistance
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Variety of cancers, including colorectal, prostate, endometrial, breast and gallbladder

Battling obesity along with comorbidities can be a burden because the comorbid conditions worsen the difficulties and predicted outcome of the disease, according to the NIH.

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Source: Mujeeb Siddiqui, DO, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; Registered Dietitian Laura Vikmanis, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center