Typical Obesity

Etiology

  • Excess calories
  • Relative inactivity
  • Superimposed on native metabolic rate
  • Genetic predispositions
  • Secondary causes uncommon: endocrine→ cushings
  • Congenital→ Prader-Willi

Symptoms

  • Sob/doe from deconditiong
  • Cardiovascular dz→ cp/sob/other, osa→ fatigue
  • Joint pain from osteoarthritis

Physical Exam Findings

  • BMI > 30
  • OSA risk increased w/neck circumference >17inches men, >16inches women
  • Osa risk increased if cant see back of throat

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