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El inicio de la obesidad generalmente es gradual. Síntomas incluyen:

  • Peso incrementado
  • Grosor alrededor de la parte media del cuerpo
  • Áreas obvias de depósitos de grasa

Es importante recordar que la grasa depositada en la sección media de su cuerpo es un riesgo de salud, así como lo es el incrementar el peso corporal total. Si usted está desarrollando un grosor en su sección media aunque su peso no esté aumentando, podría estar perdiendo masa muscular por desuso, junto con acumulación peligrosa de grasa en su abdomen. Esto podría ponerlo en riesgo incrementado de enfermedades cardiacas (cardiovasculares).

Referencias:

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine . 14th ed. McGraw-Hill; 1998.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy . 17th ed. Merck & Co.; 1999.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. National Institutes of Health website. Disponible en: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .



Last reviewed septiembre 2012 by Brian Randall, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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