Percentage Body Fat (Male)

What Causes Low Or High Percentage Male Body Fat?

Low or high percentage male body fat can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose low or high percentage male body fat, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "low or high percentage male body fat" as a symptom.  For example, a weight problem.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
significant abdominal distension
very low HDL cholesterol level
difficulty losing weight
poor bodily coordination
having excess body fat
high low-calorie soda consumption
tonsils/adenoids out before age 20
having high percentage body fat
long term history of obesity
high air pollution exposure
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of low or high percentage male body fat.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Metabolic Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about percentage body fat (male):
What is your approximate percentage body fat?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ 6-13% / very low
→ 14-17% / low
→ 18-25% / average
→ Over 25% / high, obese
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate having very low percentage body fat, having low percentage body fat, having average percentage body fat or having high percentage body fat, The Analyst™ will consider or rule out possibilities such as Problems Caused By Being Overweight.
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