The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a mathematical formula used for defining obesity using height and weight.
- Body Mass Index = weight /( height2)
Health care professionals utilize the Body Mass Index (BMI) as an estimate of body fat and the corresponding risk associated with excess weight and diseases like Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
Individuals who have a BMI of:
- 18 - 25 are considered to be in the "Normal" weight range
- 25 - 30 are considered to be "Overweight"
- 30 - 35 are considered to be "Moderately Obese"
- 35 - 40 are considered to be "Severely Obese"
- 40 + are considered to be "Very Severly Obese
|Classification||BMI Range||Health & Survival Risk|
|Overweight||25 - 30||Mild|
|Class I||30 -35||Moderate|
|Class II||35 - 40||Severe|
|Class III||>40||Very Severe|
If you have a BMI of greater than 35, and suffer from one or more weight related illnesses, or if you have a BMI of greater than 40, you can qualify for bariatric surgery. Please call 214-989-6633 to learn more about your Body Mass Index reading and talk with an expert to see if Bariatric surgery is an option for you.