Totally, in definition any disease of this type is a process of deterioration in health in a biological level thanks to an abnormal metabolism, when someone is affected by Morbid Obesity, they tend to be weak in health, with bad deposit of Calcium making their bones fragile, the probability of suffering from clots is higher is people with obesity and also they have a really bad amount of Stamina, frustrating them because they will be bigger each time making their lives harder, they will need the support of others to take a bath or to stand up.
This Disease is a combination of physical and mental disease, because without their knowledge of the problem they will end gaining more weight instead of starting a good diet with all the necessaries calories for that body, sometimes they have a really sad past that triggered the disease in them, depression, sadness for the death of someone, divorces, etc...
This is curable but it's going to be a really hard work from everyone in the family, doctors and friends.
No, it's not a disease. It's mostly a mindset. When I say that, I refer to the majority of obese people who are obese because they eat too much, and eat the wrong things.
These types of people are overeaters and/or food addicts - a very painful thing to be, and not easily remedied. It's very hard to overcome it, but just as drug addicts, alcoholics, etc, can be healed from their addiction, so too can the food addict be healed from junk food addiction and overeating.
Obesity is not a disease; it's a result.
(For those who are searching for help, search the Get Thin for Good online weight loss program - a program to help those who have suffered with their weight for many years).
It can go either way.
For most it is a matter of poor choices and lack of self control.
For some, however, it can be caused by things like hypothyroid.
There is also the fact that today's foods are so often full of things like corn syrup and hidden sugars. But for the most part people choose to super-size and to eat fatty foods and junk.
I guess it depends on which way you look at it.
Like one of your other repliers stated, it can be a 'result' of other things. It can be a result of bad habits, not being knowledgeable on what is healthy food, or being a food addict. For a rare few, it can even be genetic or a result of other diseases such as hypothyroidism, diabetes, or other hormonal issues.
Then again, obesity can be looked at as a disease if you look at the definition of 'disease.'
A disease is defined as:
"A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury."
"A particular quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people."
Obesity definitely does fit that definition. Obesity, in most cases, are not a result of physical injury but from one's own disorder of structure. Their particular habit includes a variety of things: bad nutritional intake, overeating, and being consumed with a wrong mindset.
Thus, most diseases wreak havoc on the body, and obesity definitely does this. It can create other health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
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