A question that you always dread and which often comes to the realization when you start feeling lazy, bloated and your clothes don’t appear classy in the mirror no matter how fancy they are. What concerns you even more at that point is whether you just need to shed off some pounds at the gym or via running or is this getting pathological and you need a doctor’s advice. Being overweight is alarming but it must be determined on medical grounds and analytics rather than just personal assumptions, though they might be true in most cases.

Dangers Associated With Being Overweight

Before going into the deeper analysis and medical evidence, another aspect that requires your attention are the potential health risks that come along with weight gain.

High blood pressure, stroke, digestive problems, cardiac issues, cancer of different types, gall bladder diseases, and sleep apnea are the most common illnesses experienced by people who are overweight. More problems could occur if the person already has any health issues, they could get worse too.

BMI; The Major Determinant

BMI or Body Mass Index is a form of calculation largely used to assess the level of fat in a body. BMI can be calculated by a simple formula, i.e your weight divided by your height multiplied by 703 or there are many BMI calculators online where you just have to put your weight and height and you can get your BMI.

The healthy range of BMI is from 18 to 25

From 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, 30 is obese and 40 is extremely obese.

Other determinants

People who have a BMI higher than the normal and feel that they can’t do routine things with ease, feel unable to exercise, experience difficulty in using stairs and vice versa are definitely on the borderline of being overweight.

Doctor’s Advice

But above all, you’ll need a doctor’s assistance in truly realizing your status. Along with your BMI calculation, he might also take into consideration your medical records, prior cases, family history and prevailing health issues. He’ll also evaluate your options in the light of your current lifestyle. He’d further suggest diet appropriation as well. Some might even recommend a temporary or permanent bariatric surgery. But for that, you’ll have to seek professional help and this is what we are providing at Houston Weight Loss Center. Under the supervision of Dr. Wadiwala, we are providing a wide range of weight loss services including non-invasive, invasive surgeries, diet plans, exercise regimen and of course, free bariatric consultation.

Call us today and see what options you have to get back to a healthy, normal life!

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