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Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions due to modern sedentary life style and increased calorie intake. Obesity is associated with many diseases (Co-morbid conditions) like Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Sleep disturbances, Joint diseases, Liver diseases, Ovarian diseases, certain types of Cancers, Psychological problems etc. to name a few.
 
MEASURING OBESITY
It is measured by an index called Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is calculated as follows:
 
BMI =
Body weight in kilograms
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Underweight
= BMI < 18.5
Normal weight
= BMI from 18.5 to 24.9
Overweight
= BMI from 25 to 29.9
Class I Obesity
= BMI from 30 to 34.9
Class II Obesity
= BMI from 35 to 39.9
Class III Obesity
= BMI above 40
( Morbid Obesity)
 
 
MANAGING OBESITY
BMI below 35
These patients are either overweight or mildly obese. They can be managed conservatively by diet, drugs and exercise.
 
BMI from 35 to 39.9
These patients are also managed conservatively, if they don’t have any co-morbid conditions. But if they have co-morbid conditions and have failed in the conservative management, Bariatric surgery is recommended.
 
BMI above 40
These patients are recommended Bariatric surgery irrespective of their co-morbid conditions, provided they have failed in the conservative management.
 
For Indian population, the above BMI levels can be lowered by 2.5 points, as per recent guidelines.
 

 

 
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