Input your weight and height to check if you’re the right candidate for weight loss surgery.
When it comes to losing weight, one term you might hear a fair amount is about your BMI – Body Mass Index. The BMI is a major element of not only your physical lifestyle quality but your candidacy for surgery. You need to be a specific BMI of 35+ even to be considered for a Bariatric Surgery session.
Does this sound like the direction that you want to head in? Then it’s time to consider howto go best about this.
What Is My BMI?
Your BMI is, put simply, your person weight in kilograms (kgs) divided by the square of height in meters (m). Someone with a high BMI can be someone who has a significant chance of being overweight or having high body fat. For this reason, it is something that plays a major considering role in the prospect of getting surgery carried out.
BMI problems can be used to make sure that problems like body fat and fat-related illnesses can be discovered. A high BMI is not a good thing in most cases, so it helps to know what it is. It also ensures that you can begin the path towards finding out who – or what – needs to be changed.
A BMI of over 25 is the time where you should think about perhaps losing some weight. If you don’t, you increase your chances of suffering from illnesses like high blood pressure, kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.
This is why so many people are considering going for Bariatric Surgery. It provides a quick way to make the lifestyle adjustment needed to try and reduce your need to eat. Many of us struggle to do this normally and naturally, so having a natural deterrent there can be a major help.
However, you can also be underweight- if you BMI is under 18.5, it needs to be looked at. It could be anything from brittle bones to an iron deficiency. For this reason, you should speak to a medical professional if your BMI is too high or too low. Anything ranging from 18.5-25 is considered to be A-OK.
Anything above this, though, should be looked into. The accuracy of your BMI means you can see if you are a healthy weight or what has to change. For this reason, it is one of the first factors we consider.
To understand more about your BMI, come and see us and we’ll help you decipher any issues you may have. We can help you understand your BMI, to help you work out what it is and also to begin determining whether you would be a suitable candidate for a Bariatric Surgical consultation. We’ll give you all the information needed to know what the best course of action is for you personally.