What is BMI?
BMI is a number based on your weight and height. In general, the higher the number, the more body fat a person has. BMI is often used as a screening tool to decide if your weight might be putting you at risk for health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
If your BMI is more than 30 call today to learn about your options.
Use the BMI calculator on this page to calculate your BMI
Assessing your weight is an important step in determining whether or not your current weight is healthy for you. Your body mass index, or BMI, is a calculation between your weight and height that acts as an indicator to possible risks to your health. Being overweight for your body frame puts a strain on your heart and can lead to serious health problems, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Joint pain and the need for joint replacement
- Sleep Apnea
- Breast or colon cancer
At Bagshahi Bariatric and General Surgery, we understand there are a number of factors that can affect your BMI and we want to help you identify the best solution to your weight issues. Ask us about our comprehensive weight loss surgery program designed with you in mind.
* Comorbidities are conditions existing simultaneously with and usually independently of another medical condition.