Identifying Comorbidities of Obesity

  • Caroline A. Andrew


A 55-year-old woman presents to an obesity medicine specialist for evaluation. Her BMI is 37 kg/m2. She has tried multiple diets in the past, with some success, but finds that she always regains the weight she loses. Her past medical history is significant for hypertension, for which she takes metoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide. She has osteoarthritis in her knees and is planning to have knee replacement surgery in a few months. For knee pain she takes ibuprofen daily. On further questioning, she reveals that she has not been sleeping well. Her husband complains that she snores. She wakes up multiple times throughout the night, does not feel well rested in the morning, and falls asleep at her desk occasionally in the afternoon. She has been taking diphenhydramine occasionally to help her fall asleep at night.


Obesity Obstructive sleep apnea Snoring CPAP Osteoarthritis Hypertension 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

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