Also known as Obesity and Overweight
Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be either an increase in muscle mass, fat deposits, or excess fluids such as water.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of weight gain are obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Other possible causes, such as hypothyroidism, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with weight gain, 29% report having fatigue, 17% report having peripheral edema, and 12% report having apnea.
Patients with weight gain often receive hematologic tests, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), glucose measurement, lipid panel, hemoglobin a1c measurement, mental health counseling, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) and depression screen .
|Hematologic tests (Blood test)|
|Complete physical skin exam performed (ML)|
|Glucose measurement (Glucose level)|
|Hemoglobin A1c measurement (Hemoglobin a1c test)|
|Mental health counseling|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Depression screen (Depression screening)|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with weight gain include phentermine, phendimetrazine, amlodipine / valsartan, sibutramine (meridia), fluvoxamine (luvox), triiodothyronine (cytomel), orlistat (alli), amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide, diethylpropion (tenuate), mexiletine, biotin, mycophenolic acid (myfortic) and lovastatin / niacin .