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Facts about Obesity: BMI 38.0-38.9

About


A condition caused due to consumption of excess calories.

In 2016, 39% of adults aged 18 years and overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.[1]

- Typically self-diagnosable
- Can be treated
- Imaging nor required

Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30 is classified as obese. At a range of 38.0-38.9, a person is at the risk of moving into the extremely obese category which can pose severe health risks. A higher BMI can increase the risk for heart ailments, diabetes, hypertension etc.


Symptoms



Self-diagnosable: BMI is calculated by dividing one’s weight in kilograms by height in meters squared. A BMI over 38 is the far-end of the obese spectrum.
Sleep apnea: Difficulty breathing and snoring especially at night
Varicose veins: On the skin
Lethargy: Low-energy
Difficulty: In doing physical activities
Pain: In the back and knees


Treatment



Self-care: A healthy diet rich in nutrients and low in unhealthy fats is important.
Exercise: Ensure physical activity of at least 30 minutes 4-5 times a week or as advised by your doctor.
Medications: Lab tests are required to look for an underlying cause and prescribe oral medicines for the same.
Surgery: Options may include gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve etc.
Specialists: Dieticians and doctors can help support weight loss. For a holistic treatment plan with specialists’ consultations, join us at mfine.

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