Find the most common Weight Monitoring DX codes in this article.
Weight Monitoring Common DX Codes
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for health. In addition to lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure, it can also lower the risk of many different cancers. Gaining weight as you age increases the chances of developing one or more chronic diseases.
What Causes Weight Gain?
1. Diet: The quantity and quality of food in your diet has a strong impact on weight.
2. Genes: Some people are genetically predisposed to gain weight more easily than others or to store fat around the midsection.
Genes do not have to become destiny, however, and studies suggest that eating a healthy diet, staying active, and avoiding unhealthy habits like drinking soda can prevent the genetic predisposition to risk for obesity.
3. Physical inactivity: Exercising has a lot of health benefits, including reducing the chances of developing heart disease, some types of cancer, and other chronic diseases. Physical activity is a key element of weight control and health.
4. Sleep: Research suggests that there’s a link between how much people sleep and how much they weigh. In general, children and adults who get too little sleep tend to weigh more than those who get enough sleep.