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OBESITY AND BMI CALCULATION

The term ‘obese’ describes a person who’s very overweight, with a lot of body fat. 

It’s a Worldwide problem and obesity is generally caused by consuming more calories –particularly those in fatty and sugary foods – than you burn off through physical activity. The excess energy is stored by the body as fat.

There are many ways in which a person’s health in relation to their weight can be classified, but the most widely used method is body mass index (BMI).
BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height.
For most adults, a BMI of:
·         18.5 to 24.9 means you’re a healthy weight
·         25 to 29.9 means you’re overweight
·         30 to 39.9 means you’re obese
·         40 or above means you’re morbid  obese

Obesity can lead to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as:
·         type 2 diabetes
·         coronary heart disease
·         some types of cancer, such as breast cancer and bowel cancer
·         stroke
·         DEATH

Obesity can also affect your quality of life and lead to psychological problems, such as depression and low self-esteem.

The worsening global obesity crisis, combined with the lack of a durable medical treatment option, has led to increased interest in surgical approaches for the treatment of obesity. Bariatric surgery may be broadly defined as surgical treatment strategies designed to limit caloric intake. A popular, modern type of bariatric surgery is Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey (also known as Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy)This is the procedure we had and is what our company helps to organise.

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