What is Obesity?

Obesity is a condition that occurs if you weigh more than is healthy. 

How is Obesity Diagnosed?

Obesity is diagnosed by measuring your height and weight in consideration of your body type.

How is Obesity Treated?

Obesity is treated using many approaches and can include:

  • Adjustment of your diet and exercise routines
  • Nutrition and exercise counseling
  • Surgery

If you are overweight and would like to improve your health, contact one of our family medicine locations to schedule an appointment. 

In addition to appointments with a doctor for medical evaluation, we can help with nutrition and exercise consultation and other services to help you manage your weight.

Obesity: Additional Resources

Visit our patient education website for more information about obesity:

Visit the Health Library for additional information about obesity:

Contact a Family Medicine Health Center

UPMC's Department of Family Medicine has several locations throughout the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Find a family medicine health center close to you and call us to make an appointment or find out how we can help you with your primary care needs.

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