• Obesity Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Hypertension: High blood pressure.

Dyslipidemia: An imbalance in the cholesterol levels in the blood where low-density lipoproteins (bad fat) are increased whereas high-density lipoproteins (good fat) are decreased.

Gout: A disease in which there is defective metabolism of uric acid leading to joint pains specially the great toe.

Cirrhosis: A chronic disease of the liver where there is degeneration of cells, inflammation and fibrous thickening of liver tissues.

Endocrinal: Relating to glands or organs that secrete hormones.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A condition in which there is formation of cysts in the ovaries due to hormonal imbalances leading to menstrual disturbances, obesity and infertility.