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What are the symptoms of obesity?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

You may first notice obesity through your appearance, your clothes feeling tight, or the scale showing a weight gain, but several other symptoms are associated with obesity. They may include shortness of breath, joint and back pain, chronic sweating and overheating, lack of sleep, rashes in your skin folds, and depression. Obesity can also cause serious complications, including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.

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