Obesity Assessment Package in India
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What is Obesity Risk Assessment?
It is necessary to complete an obesity risk assessment to determine the right weight loss solution. While there is no ideal way of measuring the obesity level of an individual, the BMI or Body Mass Index is one of the most commonly used methods these days. BMI describes the relation between the weight and height of an individual. With an increase in the amount of weight for height, there is a rise in BMI. With a rise in BMI, the chances of an individual developing different obesity-related comorbid conditions can also increase. At severely obese BMI levels, the severity of all obesity-related diseases and problems can also be significant.
What does Obesity Risk Assessment include?
For diagnosing obesity, the doctor typically performs a physical examination along with some recommended tests. There are more than 16 tests included in the obesity risk assessment package, which include:
- Organ health assessment where the thyroid and kidneys of the individual are assessed.
- Risk assessment for diabetes and cholesterol
- Stress hormone check
- Deficiency check for vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
Samples of different organs and even blood samples are collected for the assessment. These include:
- Lipid profile
- Kidney profile
- Vitamin profile
- Thyroid profile
- Diabetes profile
- Vitamin profile
The doctor might review the weight history and the weight loss efforts of the patient while also studying his or her exercise and physical activity, habits, appetite control, eating habits, and other conditions the person might have had. Stress levels, medicines, and other problems regarding the health of the individual are also taken into account. The doctor can also review the health history of the patient’s family to see whether the patient is predisposed to specific conditions or not.
The general physical examination includes measuring the person’s height and weight along with checking important signs like blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate, listening to the lungs and the heart, and examining the abdomen.
Gathering all this information helps doctors choose the type of medical treatment that will work best.
Benefits of Obesity Risk Assessment
Obesity Risk Assessment is used to determine whether a person is at an unhealthy weight or not. If the assessment shows that the person is suffering from obesity or is overweight, the healthcare provider checks to see if any medical problems are causing this excessive weight. The provider also teaches the person about what they can do to reduce weight and improve health.
The majority of the adults and even children above six years of age require this kind of assessment at least once during the year, along with a BMI. If your doctor finds that you have a high or rising BMI, they will suggest steps that can help you prevent the chances of becoming obese or overweight.
The Obesity Risk Assessment helps prevent obesity by making a person know the symptoms of being overweight or obese. The person assesses their risk of being obese and instantly makes simple lifestyle changes to avoid the risk. These lifestyle changes include a healthy diet plan, proper sleeping patterns, stress relief, and regular exercise. It also enables individuals to monitor their health regularly by going for full body check-ups to find out the health problems and deficiencies related to being overweight or obese.
How much does Obesity Risk Assessment cost?
Obesity Risk Assessment cost is Rs. 1599, and the package includes:
- Organ health assessment for thyroid and kidneys.
- Deficiency check for vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
- Stress hormone check and risk assessment for diabetes and cholesterol.
The package also includes:
- Free consultations with top-quality doctors.
- Sample pick-up right from the comforts of your home.
- Online reports within 48 hours of sample collection.
Nevertheless, before going for an Obesity Risk Assessment, you need to have a word with your doctor to find out whether you are at the risk of being obese or overweight and whether it is important for you to lose bodyweight. Your physical health provider will then determine your BMI, waist measurement, and various other risk factors for varied ailments. Here the good news is that losing even a small amount of weight can lower your chances of developing obesity-related diseases.
How long does it take to complete the Obesity Risk Assessment?
You can expect to receive the results for Obesity Risk Assessment within 24 to 48 hours after the samples are collected. However, in certain cases, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What is the procedure for Obesity Risk Assessment?
A lab specialist will come to collect your blood and urine sample at a preferred time slot. Please make sure to follow the preparations required for this Obesity Risk Assessment. After collecting the samples, the specialist will send them over to the lab partner. The lab partner will analyze the samples based on the tests listed in the package. You will then receive the full report within 48 hours of sample collection on the MFine web and app platform.
What preparation is required for Obesity Risk Assessment?
There is no such preparation needed for Obesity Risk Assessment. Nevertheless, you will have to fast for different types of blood tests that you need to take. It is important to consult your doctor to know whether you need to fast or not and if there are any special instructions that you must follow. The best advice is not to eat or drink anything except water for a minimum of 10 hours before the sample collection.
Why book Obesity Risk Assessment through MFine?
Suppose you think that you are overweight or obese and you have got accustomed to leading a sedentary lifestyle, then you must book Obesity Risk Assessment through MFine. It is recommended to undertake this test semi-annually for tracking performance. The assessment results will help you control your weight by changing the way you approach the weight loss procedure. It will also help you in gaining success with weight management. The assessment results will also help you eat right, which is an important lifestyle change with the focus on reducing the intake of beverages and food. It will also help you become physically active.
How to book an Obesity Risk Assessment?
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Frequently asked questions on Obesity Risk Assessment
Are MFine's lab partners NABL accredited?
Yes, all our lab partners are NABL (National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration of Laboratories)-accredited labs. Thyrocare, Prima Diagnostics, Neuberg, Healthians, to name a few, are our top lab partners. Most of our lab partners have state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities for diagnostic tests.
Can I avail at-home sample collection for Obesity Risk Assessment on weekends?
Yes, we provide sample collections on all days of the week. The timings can vary based on the test, and tests that require 8 to 10 hours of fasting may have morning slots.
Is fasting required for Obesity Risk Assessment?
Yes, it is necessary to remain empty stomach before collecting the blood samples and other tests. You should not have anything except water before 10 hours of sample collection to get the best Obesity Risk Assessment results. Nevertheless, it is always recommended to consult your healthcare provider for other special instructions that you might have to follow.
What samples are collected for Obesity Risk Assessment?
The Obesity Risk Assessment package includes a general physical examination for analyzing whether the person is suffering from certain medical issues that can cause obesity. The tests also check whether obesity-related issues are in perfect control. Blood samples are collected for sugar and cholesterol checks, vitamin B12 and vitamin D deficiency checks, and for monitoring other vitals like blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature.
When will I receive my test results for the Obesity Risk Assessment?
You will receive your test results within 48 hours of sample collection. You can download your reports on the MFine web and app platforms.
Will I get the result interpretation for my test results?
You will have a free doctor consultation along with your test results for the Obesity Risk Assessment. Our senior doctor will help you understand your results accurately and advise medications and lifestyle changes wherever required.
Which is the best place in India for Obesity Risk Assessment?
There are several agencies and healthcare centers that offer the facility of Obesity Risk Assessment. However, it is always very important to carry out proper research before deciding on the right place in India for Obesity Risk Assessment. For the uninitiated, many individuals in this category are choosing MFine for the assessment.
Can Obesity Risk Assessment detect cancer?
No it will not help detect cancer. It is always advisable to follow up with a doctor and undergo further testing to assess cancer risk .
Obesity Risk Assessments vs. other assessment packages
While many other assessment packages can help determine whether a person is overweight or obese, the Obesity Risk Assessment package is best to bring out the most accurate results.
Are there any risks concerned with the Obesity Risk Assessment?
No, there are no risks involved in undertaking Obesity Risk Assessment. There are no risks involved in getting blood tests done. Of course, you will have to go through a bit of bruising and mild pain at the spot where the needle for the blood test goes in. But the majority of the signs reduce very quickly.
What do the assessment results mean?
The results of the assessment might show that you fall in any one of the categories below:
- Healthy weight
- Severely obese
Your blood samples might show hormonal disorders and your chances of suffering from diabetes as well. The best is to consult your healthcare provider about the assessment results and what they mean in detail.
Are there other things I must know about the Obesity Risk Assessment?
If your Obesity Risk Assessment results show that you are overweight or obese, have a word with your doctor about the different treatment options you can avail yourself of. There are different ways of treating obesity. Nevertheless, the treatment option that serves best for you will depend on the cause of your weight problems and the amount of weight you need to lose.
Can prescription weight loss medicines help in controlling obesity?
There are some cases where doctors may suggest using prescription weight loss medicines for treating obesity. It is important to note that medicines are not a replacement for exercise routine and diet change. Use them along with the right program for exercise and diet to help you get in shape all over again.