ROHHAD is a disease I ran across while doing other research for this blog. It certainly brings in some questions about obesity since this obesity is brain-based. So much of our weight is brain driven which establishes appetite, metabolism and far more.
Rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD)
What does this mean?Rapid-onset obesity – Large weight gain in a short amount of time
(15 to 20 lbs in a 6- to 12-month period with onset between 1.5 and 10 years of age.) Hypothalamic dysfunction – When the hypothalamus does not function properly. Some symptoms include:
Some symptoms include: