Medical Weight Loss Program - Your weight defined

Am I overweight?

Being overweight is a very common health problem that impacts quality of life. When one becomes significantly obese, this starts to impact the individual’s overall state of health. The formal definition of "obesity" is expressed in terms of body mass index (BMI), which is a ratio of height and weight. Having a BMI of 25-30 puts you in the overweight category while having a BMI of greater than 30 makes you obese (significantly overweight). With the increasing degrees of obesity there is a decrease in quality of life and a persons’ lifespan.

Weight reduction can help prevent the development of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Diet and exercise regimens are the "first line" treatment for obesity. This can be supplemented with behavioral therapy and medications to aid in weight loss.

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