What is obesity?
Excess accumulation of body fat leads to obesity. It is regarded as a serious health condition as being obese can lead to a string of illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, infertility, liver disorders and even depression.
What causes obesity?
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Lack of exercise
- Lack of sleep
- Certain medications
- Steroids intake
- Certain medical conditions like thyroid, pcos
What tests are included in the obesity panel?
Cholesterol check: The levels of cholesterol shoot up when one is obese
Sugar check: When you are obese, the blood sugar levels can be high
Organ assessment: To check whether the thyroid gland and kidneys are functioning properly
Stress hormone check: Stress is one of the causes of obesity. High cortisol hormone levels indicate high level of stress
Deficiency check: Vitamin B12 and vitamin D is quite common in obesity
Why is an obesity panel important?
This test can determine whether you are obese, so that you can start taking measures to manage it. Obesity can be tackled with a healthy lifestyle, good sleep hygiene, stress relief methods and medications (if required). It is also important to go for regular health checks to ensure if there’s some health concern related to obesity.
Why should you take this test?
This test helps you keep track of your weight so that you can avoid health risks of being overweight. Moreover, understanding the risk of obesity solves a majority of health problems.
How to book a diabetes screening online?
You can easily book an obesity test online through the mfine app and get your tests done conveniently at your home. Download the mfine app and connect with highly experienced health professionals near you.