What is the criterion to determine morbid obesity?
Obesity is determined by BMI or Body Mass Index. BMI can be calculated by the formula:
BMI = WEIGHT IN KG
(HEIGHT IN METER)2
Based on the above criterion, people can be classified into various weight categories, viz:
BMI Weight Category Below 18.5 Under Weight 18.5 – 24.9 Normal 25 – 29.9 OVER WEight 30 – 39.9 severe overweight > 40 morbid obesity
What is Weight Loss Surgery/ Bariatric Surgery?
Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery) a surgical procedure to reduce weight. When one has not been able to lose extra weight even after following diet plans and rigorous exercises, weight …