Calculate Your BMI



Q1. What is BMI?
BMI stands for body mass index and it is a useful tool for measuring obesity.

Q2. How is BMI calculated?
It is calculated by dividing the weight in kilograms by height in meters2

Q3. What is BMI table?
BMI table shows the different categories of obesity according to the BMI range.

Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

BMI can be a useful tool to measure the excess weight and the grade of obesity that an individual is suffering from. It is calculated as a proportion of the weight and height for a particular individual. Generally, higher the BMI, greater is the percentage of fat in the body and consequently increased risk for various metabolic diseases. A person is deemed to be a candidate for bariatric surgery if his/her BMI is more than 40 kg/m2 or BMI is more than 35 kg/m2 along with two or more obesity related comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.

The BMI of an individual can also be increased because of increased muscle mass as in bodybuilders and in medical conditions which lead to increased water retention in the body such as hypothyroidism, liver and renal diseases. Other factors such as skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity and family history are also taken into account by your bariatric surgeon.

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