Things You Must Know About BMI – 2015

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The calculation of BMI is imperative when you consult an obesity surgeon for discussing your health condition. Know the different BMI levels to understand your obesity stage efficiently.

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Understanding BMI Before Obesity Surgery:

Understanding BMI Before Obesity Surgery

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As soon as we start talking about obesity, the first thing that every doctor finds out is your BMI. Weight loss consultants often state that calculation of BMI is imperative in selecting the most appropriate procedure for weight loss.

So what actually is BMI? :

So what actually is BMI? Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of fat present in your body. It measures your fats on the basis of your height and weight.

How can you calculate your BMI? :

How can you calculate your BMI? Calculating your BMI is easy. As it determines your body fat by considering your weight and height, you need to divide your weight (in kg) twice by your height (in m 2 ).

Less than 18.5:

Less than 18.5 If your BMI is lesser than 18.5, you are underweight . This means that your body fat is lesser than it should have been. In this case, you need to put on weight to avoid nutritional problems.

18.5-24.9:

18.5-24.9 Having a BMI in this category means that you have an ideal weight . Your body fats is sufficient for your height.

25-29.9:

25-29.9 If you fall into this category, you need to shed off some fats from your body. Having a BMI in this category means that you are overweight . At this stage, you can reduce your weight through dieting and exercising routinely.

30 or Greater:

30 or Greater Falling into this category rings your alarm bells. You should make an appointment with a certified bariatric surgeon and opt for a surgery. Ignoring your medical condition will invite serious health problems like Type II Diabetes, sleep apnea and heart problems.

Obesity Surgery:

Going for a surgery is not an option for everybody. Moreover, doctors do not recommend surgery at the first instance. As a matter of fact, surgery is a recommended option for people who have a BMI of more than 40. Obesity Surgery

ILS Bariatric Care is a clinic of certified bariatric surgeons that calculate your BMI and discuss your medical stability. :

ILS Bariatric Care is a clinic of certified bariatric surgeons that calculate your BMI and discuss your medical stability. Know more about Body Mass Index and Obesity Surgery at www.ilsbariatricsurgery.com

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