Deciding to get weight loss surgery is one thing, but qualifying for it is another. You could qualify for surgery if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is at least 40, or if your BMI is at least 35 and you have other significant health issues related to your weight, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Your BMI Score is:
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Note: BMI cannot distinguish between excess fat and muscle. The BMI of an extremely muscular person may be classified as obese, when clearly, he or she is not.
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