Glossary On Obesity Symptoms

Excessive weight gain and extra fatty tissue are obviously the major signs of obesity. However, the weight gain causes a lot more symptoms to be manifest in the patient gradually over a period of time. As the disease advances, these become more and more prominent:

  • Running out of breath - even with minor exertion sometimes
  • Lethargy, tiredness
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Pain in weight bearing joints like knees, hips and also in the back
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Rashes in the folds of skin such as in the groins, between thighs, axillae, below breasts, etc.
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Always feeling hot
  • Daytime sleepiness
Many other diseases are also associated with obesity and the patient may manifest any of the symptoms of these - heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancer, gallbladder disease, type 2 diabetes, etc.