Obesity | Diagnosis

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How is obesity diagnosed?

If you think that you might be obese, or you are worried that you might be suffering from health issues related to your body weight, talk to your doctor. Your doctor will measure your height and your weight. He or she might also measure the circumference of your waist. With those measurements, your doctor will be able to tell you if you are overweight or obese, and what a healthy body weight would be for you.

 

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Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Created: 01/13

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