What is obesity?

Obesity may simply be defined as abnormal and excessive fat accumulation in the body. Another definition is that the body fat tissue is more than 25% for males and 30% for females. One of the heritable, environmental and cultural factors may be effective for the formation of obesity as well as all reasons may also be combined.

Obesity Measuring

Body Mass Index- BMI is used to determine the obesity level. Body mass index is a value found by dividing the weight of a person in kilogram unit to the square value of height in metre unit.

BMI (kg/m2)): body weight (kg) / (height2)) (m)

If under 18.5 kg/m2

Under weight

If between 18.5-24.9 kg/m2

normal weight

If between 25-29.9 kg/m2

Overweight

If between 30-34.9 kg/m2

I.Degree obesity

If between 35-39.9 kg/m2

II.Degree obesity

If between 40 -50 kg/m2

III.Degree obesity

If over 50 kg/m2

Super Obesity

Obesity Surgery is applicable to following

Patients having body mass index over 40 and unable to lose weight despite diet and exercise.

Patients having body mass index between 35-40 also having additional diseases such as hypertension, diabetes or sleep apnea in connection with obesity and unable to lose weight despite diet and exercise.

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