Obesity medicine is a field of medicine dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of patients with obesity.
The most common way for people to measure obesity is by calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI) which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. The formula for calculating your BMI is BMI = kg/m2
|Normal||18.5 - 22.9.|
|Overweight||23 - 24.9|
|Pre-Obese||25 - 29.9|
|Obese Class I||30 - 40|
|Obese Class II (Morbid Obese)||40.1 - 50|
|Obese Class III (Super Obese)||>=50|
Diabetes and sleep apnea are two health issues that can be brought on by obesity. Losing weight can reduce the likelihood of developing certain health issues.
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