Obesity Symptoms, Causes and Testing Techniques

Obesity Symptoms

• Weight gain and fat deposition (Obesity Symptoms)
• Difficulty breathing
• Increased sweating

Root Causes

Obesity is almost always caused by a combination of the first two items listed here: taking in more calories than are expended. But, as we described, there can be many factors at work.

• Poor diet (high in calories and simple carbohydrates, Obesity Symptoms)
• Inactivity
• Hormone imbalance (particularly thyroid)
• Toxins
• Neurotransmitter imbalance (serotonin)
• Mental, emotional, or spiritual issues
• Preexisting medical conditions (e.g., hypothyroidism)
• Genetics
• Side effects of pharmaceutical medications (e.g., antidepressants)

Testing Techniques

The following tests help assess possible reasons for weight gain:
Hormone testing (thyroid, DHEA, cortisol, testosterone, IGF-1, estrogen, insulin, progesterone, adiponectin, leptin – Obesity Symptoms -)—saliva, blood, or urine

Intestinal permeability—urine
Detoxification profile—urine
Vitamin and mineral analysis (especially magnesium, L-carnitine, chromium, and CoQ10)—blood
Digestive function and microbe/parasite/candida testing—stool analysis
Food and environmental allergies/sensitivities—blood, electrodermal
Blood sugar balance—blood
Toxic metals—hair or urine.

Obesity Symptom and Causes, Inactivity and Genetics