Calculate Your BMI (Body Mass Index)
Put simply, the Body Mass Index (commonly referred to as BMI) is one method of determining body fat and is frequently used as a relatively straightforward way to identify potential weight problems in adults. BMI is a calculation of relative height and weight, and while not a direct measurement of body fat, it has been shown to correlate closely to more direct body fat measurements such as underwater weighing and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Therefore, BMI is an easy and inexpensive method of screening individuals for weight problems and their risk of obesity –related health problems.
On its own, BMI is not a complete evaluation of obesity or health risk factors. It may overestimate body fat for individuals who are extremely muscular or who have swelling from fluid retention, for instance, and may underestimate body fat in older people or in those who are losing muscle mass. Therefore, it is an excellent first step for individuals who are concerned about their weight, but a routine screening at a physician’s office will likely include additional evaluations such as waist measurement, which can provide another accurate assessment of obesity-related health risks.
Dr. Wiljon Beltre, Board Certified lead surgeon, and his caring, compassionate staff of weight loss experts at Beltre Bariatrics Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery in Maitland, Florida, are committed to offering you every tool you need to understand what obesity is, the health problems it can cause, and the options available to you for achieving significant weight loss and resolution of obesity-related health concerns. Obesity is a complex disease that is too often misunderstood, but the more you know about this disease and the ways to treat it, the better able you will be to regain control over your weight and rediscover your healthier, thinner self. We offer a proven, comprehensive approach to weight loss designed to educate you from the start and support you for as long as your weight loss journey lasts to maximize your chances of successful, long-term weight loss.
If you are concerned about your weight, the easiest first step you can take is to determine your BMI. This can be done by entering your height, weight, age, and gender into an online BMI calculator. The calculator will generate a single number: your BMI. Using the chart below, you can use this number to determine your weight classification.
If your BMI is 30 or above, with or without obesity-related health problems, you may be a candidate for metabolic or bariatric surgery with Dr. Beltre at Beltre Bariatrics Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery. BMI alone, however, is only one method of screening for obesity-related risk factors and not the only determining eligibility factor for weight loss surgery. If you believe you may be a candidate for metabolic or bariatric surgery, your primary care physician or Dr. Beltre will perform a more thorough medical evaluation and health screenings, potentially including a waist circumference measurement, “skin fold” thickness measurement, diet and activity evaluation, family history, and other appropriate evaluations to determine your eligibility for surgery.
Contact Beltre Bariatrics Center For Metabolic and Obesity Surgery
At The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, located in Maitland, Florida, we offer a proven, multifaceted approach to metabolic and bariatric surgery that will empower you to achieve your weight loss goals, improve your health and appearance, and rebuild your self-confidence. Led by esteemed, Board Certified surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre, one of the only fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons in Central Florida, we specialize in the latest cutting-edge procedures for safe, effective surgical weight loss coupled with a dedicated support team of caring, experienced specialists who will stand by your side to support you throughout your entire weight loss journey. Significant weight loss is not easy, but with the help of with our confidential consultation and education process, the surgical skill and experience of our medical team, and the advice and guidance of our ongoing support network, we can help you achieve the lasting weight loss success you have been dreaming about.
If you are tired of the endless rounds of fad dieting and fruitless exercise regimens and think you may be ready for significant weight loss with metabolic or bariatric surgery, or if you would like more information on your BMI and whether you are a candidate for weight loss surgery at Beltre Bariatrics Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, contact us today for a free, individual consultation. We look forward to helping you start your weight loss journey today!
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