What Is Weight Gain ICD-10?

The specialists at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center can assist you If you have received a diagnosis of weight gain with ICD-10 coding that indicates a significant weight increase. ICD codes can be confusing, but as a patient, you may wish to know what they mean so you can fully understand your diagnosis and participate in deciding your plan of treatment. Today, we are going to look at the ICD-10 code for abnormal weight gain.

A Bit About Why These Codes Are Important

In the medical field, there are thousands of possible diagnoses, and a patient can have more than one simultaneously. Doctors needed a way to organize and record a patient’s symptoms and diagnosis so they could refer to these notes during treatment or confer with other medical professionals.

The need for some type of universal system was recognized by a French physician in 1763. This doctor also happened to be a botanist, which led him to create a classification system similar to what he used as a botanist. He created 10 different disease classes and then broke them down into 2400 specific illnesses.

This was the beginning of the ICD medical coding used today, and over the years, this universal system of disease classification has changed and become even more specific. In 1909, the first ICD-1 codes made their international debut. Then, in 1946, the United Nations gave the World Health Organization the task of monitoring this coding system.

Think of these codes as a common language that everyone who is involved in healthcare or its support speaks. It provides a universal way to record and report patient symptoms and diseases so that everyone can understand, regardless of whether they are in a small clinic, a large hospital, or in a different country.

Today, everyone involved with a patient’s diagnosis and treatment, including their medical insurance company, uses these codes.

How To Interpret ICD-10 Codes

The term ICD stands for International Classification Database, which means that these codes are recognized to mean the same thing throughout the world. The number “10” indicates the version of coding standards currently being used. The information that follows provides a more detailed description of the diagnosis, can contain letters and/or numbers, and can be as long as seven digits.

What Does ICD-10-63.5 Mean?

This is the ICD-10 code for abnormal weight gain. This is a new category and is used when the weight gain is unexplained. It is not to be confused with or used with the code ICD-10-026, which denotes excess weight gain during pregnancy, or ICD-10-E66, indicating obesity.

What Should I Do If I Am Gaining Weight But Don’t Know Why?

If you are experiencing unexplained weight gain, seek help from a reputable weight loss center that has an excellent track record, like Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center. Dr. Stephen Batash can help you get to the bottom of what is causing this situation.

You may be experiencing weight gain (ICD-10-63.5) for various reasons including:

  • Changes to your metabolism;
  • Aging;
  • Your lifestyle habits;
  • Reduction in your physical activity;
  • Medical conditions;
  • Medications;
  • Changes in hormonal balance;
  • Stress;
  • Lack of adequate sleep.

Working with a doctor who specializes in obesity medicine is an expedient way to get some answers to unexplained weight gain. Most people have no idea that there are so many issues that can interfere with their weight loss efforts or even make them gain weight. Locating the underlying issue of why you are unable to lose weight or are gaining weight is the first step to becoming healthier.

Make An Appointment With A Specialist

During your consultation at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center, the doctor will inquire about your medical history and the circumstances surrounding your unexplained weight gain.

Dr. Batash and his team can collaborate with other doctors involved in your care to ensure you not only receive the highest quality of care but also the right type of care to improve your health and help you reach your weight loss goals.

Next, an individualized plan will be created to identify and neutralize the source of this unexplained weight gain. You will receive comprehensive support with diet, guidance with physical activity, and access to weight loss tools and strategies to help you reach your goals.

You may be a good candidate for a weight loss balloon or an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure that is completed without surgery. Contact us today to set up your appointment to learn more.

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