According to the WHO ICD-10 for Overweight is E66.3. So the coders and physicians can use the coding as it is mentioned below in the list. The code for idiopathic obesity ICD 10 is also like the same of ICD-10 for Overweight.
- E66 Overweight and obesity
- E66.01 Morbid (severe) obesity due to excess calories
- E66.09 Other obesity due to excess calories
- E66.1 obesity
- E66.2 obesity
- E66.3 Overweight
- E66.8 obesity
Sudden weight gain can be due to medicines, thyroid problems, heart failure, and kidney disease
Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person’s weight is greater than what’s considered healthy for his or her height.
Obesity occurs over time when you eat more calories than you use. The balance between calories-in and calories-out differs for each person. Factors that might tip the balance include your genetic makeup, overeating, eating high-fat foods and not being physically active.
Being obese increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. If you are obese, losing even 5 to 10 percent of your weight can delay or prevent some of these diseases.
The major cause of obesity is simply an imbalance of calorie intake and activity. Though the solution sounds simple—eat less and exercise more—the root of the problem and solutions are much more complex. Weight gain in this country is primarily due to changes in our culture and lifestyles.