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Attend one of our free bariatric surgery information sessions for:

- The health benefits of weight loss surgery

- Factors that make a person a likely surgical candidate

- An overview of surgical options for weight loss and weight loss expectations

- A chance to meet ILS bariatric surgeons and weight loss team

- An opportunity to complete the initial patient assessment form

 

Schedule a bariatric surgery consultation today at ILS Obesity clinic:

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Attend one of our free bariatric surgery information sessions for:

- The health benefits of weight loss surgery

- Factors that make a person a likely surgical candidate

- An overview of surgical options for weight loss and weight loss expectations

- A chance to meet ILS bariatric surgeons and weight loss team

- An opportunity to complete the initial patient assessment form

 

Schedule a bariatric surgery consultation today at ILS Obesity clinic:

Contact us to register- 9830277777

Body Mass Index (BMI) 

Body Mass Index is often used by healthcare professionals in order to determine whether or not the patients are overweight, underweight, or clinically obese. The obese people tend to develop diseases like hypertension, high level of cholesterol, respiratory problems, Severe cancers sleep apnea and stroke.
However BMI has some drawbacks, i.e., the measurement that it provides is without considering the body fat content, height, muscle tissues and bone density. An athlete might have a higher BMI than that of a couch potato. Hence, BMI may always not depict the correct result.




How to calculate BMI - Adults

BMI can be calculated in two different ways, i.e., the metric system and the imperial system.
  • Metric system

    In case of metric system, a person is required to know his body weight in kilograms and his body height in meters. Then they have to divide the first by the second.
  • For example:

    Weight 90 kilograms

    Height 1.9 meters(6 feet)

    1.92 = 3.61

    90 divided by 3.61 = BMI is 24.93
  • Imperial system

    The person's weight in pounds, multiplied by 703, divided by the square of their height in inches.
  • For example:

    Weight 190 lbs

    Height 72 inches (6 feet)

    722 = 5,184

    190 multiplied by 703 divided by 5,184 = BMI 25.76

Calculate your BMI


Weight: kgs.
Height: Ft. In.
Body Mass Index:
(below) to help you work these figures out.

How to determine your body weight status

The standard measure of BMI:

If the BMI is below 18.5, then the person is underweight
If the BMI is between 18.5 and 25, then the person has a healthy weight
If the BMI is between 25 and 30, then the person is overweight
If the BMI is between 30 and 40, then the person is a obese
If the BMI is over 40, then the person excessively obese
Dwaine Johnson (actor and wrestler), at his peak probably had a BMI nearing 30. However, he would not be considered as obese or overweight because he had a high muscle-to-fat ratio. A couch potato of the same weight and height would most probably be obese.