Inadequate diet and a sedentary lifestyle are usually the causes of overweight and obesity. But do not forget that there are other factors that can lead to obesity , such as endocrine-metabolic diseases such as insulin resistance, suffering from endocrine diseases such as hypothyroidism or experiencing the side effects of corticosteroids, antidepressants or antiinflammatory drugs can cause an increase in body weight.
Therefore, when a person with obesity does not manage to lose weight or follow a healthy diet or exercise, it is time to assess the possible existence of other health problems, as each case of overweight and obesity should be analyzed individually to know the the patient's genetic and physiological history. This background will ultimately guide the appropriate treatment. And it is that, to a patient it can be useful and beneficial to perform a protein diet while to another that same diet can be harmful to you.. The same goes for physical exercise, some prefer aerobic exercise, but for others muscle toning will be better and even a third group should not overdo the exercise.
Among the population, in general, endocrinology is unknown as a medical specialty and what is dedicated. Explaining it in a simple way, we can say that endocrinology is the part of medicine that is in charge of the analysis of the glands of internal secretion and metabolic diseases. It also deals with nutrition and, therefore, with the functional and therapeutic biochemical aspects of food. It is important to remember that the specialist in endocrinology can help customize a treatment to lose weight based on the performance of different tests. Although if the clinical history , the analytical , the impedance and other complementary tests are not enough, we must know that the genetic study can have some utility.