BMI or Body Mass Index is calculated to evaluate your body fat using your height and weight. The Body Mass Index, also called Quetelet Index, was developed by a Belgium statistician Adolphe Quetelet in 1800s. Quetelet had developed this simple measure to classify people by optimal body weight relative to the height.
Body mass index can be calculated using metric numbers. It is calculated by dividing your body weight by the square of your height. It is expressed as kg/m2. This ensures universal use of BMI.
How is BMI calculated
BMI = Weight (kg) / Height (m) ²
If your height is 175 cm and weight is 75 kg, your BMI is calculated as follows:
75kg / (1.75m²) = 24.49kg / m²
What does your BMI score mean?
BMI score is commented by using standard weight status categories. These categories are same for and apply to all adults, including men and women as well as all body types; they are also age-independent.
BMI weight categories
<18.5 – Low body weight
18.5 - 24.9 – Optimal or Healthy Body Weight
25.0 - 29.9 - Overweight
30.0 -34,9- Class I Obesity
35-39,9- Class II obesity
40 and above- Class III (morbid) obesity
Comparing to being morbid obese, this surgery helps weight loss and thus, you can eliminate the risk of a health hazard.
Obesity is associated with certain diseases;
(diabetes mellitus, hypertension, heart diseases, risk of stroke, shortened expected life span, lumbar hernia, arthrosis, irregular menstrual cycles, sleep apnea syndrome, gall bladder stone, high blood cholesterol, fatty changes of liver and colorectal, ovarian and breast cancers) risks of these conditions decrease substantially after the surgery. If a patient already has one of these conditions, they may have a chance to get rid of these diseases at a certain rate.
Decreased food consumption will lead to decrease in calorie intake and resultant weight loss.
Obesity surgery does not only make you appear and feel better, but it will also enable you live a healthier life.
Weight loss will improve your physical aspects and life style that were impaired by being overweight.
If you had failed in many diet and exercise programs, bariatric surgery is the most effective and the only method that leads to weight loss in the long term with the correct care and support program that will possibly help how you will work and change your eating habits and life style.
Energy levels will increase and it will facilitate mobility and boost your quality of life.
Obesity Surgery is a low-risk surgery when it is performed to the right patient by qualified hospitals and experienced surgeons. Information was shared with Bursa Obesity Surgeons, and surgical techniques with live surgery were demonstrated by Doctors performing Bursa Obesity Surgery. (daha&helliip;)