Obesity means having a

**BMI**(**body mass index**, a ratio of weight to height) of 30 or higher. Severe obesity -- also called morbid obesity -- begins at a**BMI of 40**. That's a weight of about 235 for a person who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and a weight of about 280 for a person 5 feet 10 inches tall.Keeping this in view, what does a BMI of 22.1 mean?

**BMI**stands for body mass index. Obesity is generally defined as a

**BMI**of 30 or greater, while healthy weight for adults refers to a

**BMI**of at least 19 and less than 25. A

**BMI**of 40 or more is often used to identify people who are extremely obese and at risk for serious health complications of obesity.

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## Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

**Guidelines to qualify for gastric bypass surgery**

- Efforts to lose weight with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful.
- Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher.
- Your BMI is 35 or more and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.

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## What is your body mass index mean?

The same groups apply to both men and women. Underweight:

**BMI**is less than 18.5. Normal weight:**BMI**is 18.5 to 24.9. Overweight:**BMI**is 25 to 29.9. Obese:**BMI**is 30 or more.4

## How do you calculate a person's BMI?

**To work out your BMI:**

- divide your weight in kilograms (kg) by your height in metres (m)
- then divide the answer by your height again to get your BMI.

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## What is the best BMI for a woman?

To have a BMI under 18.5 is considered very underweight and possibly malnourished. However, a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is within a healthy weight range for young and middle-aged adults. Furthermore, a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 is classed as

**overweight**. Finally, a BMI over 30 is considered**obese**.6

## What are the side effects of being underweight?

**Other symptoms of being underweight may include:**

- Fragile bones.
- Irregular menstrual periods or problems getting pregnant.
- Hair loss.
- Weak immune system.
- Dizziness or fatigue from anemia.
- Poor growth and development, especially in children who are underweight.

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## What is your body mass index?

Calculate Your Body Mass Index. Body mass index (

**BMI**) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Enter your weight and height using standard or metric measures. Select "Compute**BMI**" and your**BMI**will appear below.8

## What body mass equals obese?

Healthy

**weight**is defined as a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 19 and less than 25 among all people aged 20 or over. Generally, obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30, which approximates 30 pounds of excess**weight**.9

## What is the meaning of body fat percentage?

First, your

**body fat**percentage is simply the percentage of**fat**your**body**contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10%**fat**, it**means**that your**body**consists of 15 pounds**fat**and 135 pounds lean**body**mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else). A certain amount of**fat**is essential to bodily functions.10

## What is the body mass index and what does it tell you?

Body Mass Index (

**BMI**) is an established measure utilized by physicians and health experts to determine weight status (i.e. underweight, overweight or within a healthy weight range). Use this calculator to find out what your**BMI can tell you**about your health and well-being.11

## What are two diseases associated with being overweight?

Gallbladder disease and

**gallstones**.**Osteoarthritis**. Gout. Breathing problems, such as**sleep apnea**(when a person stops breathing for short episodes during sleep) and**asthma**.12

## What does it mean if you have a high BMI?

Overweight is

**defined**as a**BMI**of 25 to 29.9; obesity is**defined**as a**BMI**equal to or greater than 30. If you fall in the obese range according to the guidelines, you are at**increased**risk for heart disease and need to lose weight.13

## Why is it important to know your body mass index?

Body Mass Index Is a Good Gauge of Body Fat. The most basic definition of overweight and obesity is having too much body fat-so much so that it “presents a risk to health.” (1) A reliable way to determine whether a person has too much body fat is to calculate the ratio of their weight to their height squared.

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## What is body mass index used to calculate?

**BMI**is your weight (in kilograms) over your height squared (in centimeters). Let's

**calculate**, however, using pounds and inches. For instance, the

**BMI**of a person who is 5'3" and weighs 125 lbs is

**calculated**as follows: Multiply the weight in pounds by 0.45 (the metric conversion factor)

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## What is the surface area of the human body?

**Body surface area**: BSA. The total

**surface area**of the human

**body**. The

**body surface area**is used in many measurements in medicine, including the calculation of drug dosages and the amount of fluids to be administered IV. Average

**body surface area**for adult men: 1.9 m2. Average

**body surface area**for adult women: 1.6 m2.

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## What is the definition of body mass index?

**BMI**is a person's weight in kilograms (kg) divided by his or her height in meters squared. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) now defines normal weight, overweight, and obesity according to

**BMI**rather than the traditional height/weight charts. Overweight is a

**BMI**of 27.3 or more for women and 27.8 or more for men.

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## What body mass index is considered morbidly obese?

Normal BMI ranges from 20-25. An individual is considered morbidly obese if he or she is 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight, has a BMI of

**40**or more, or**35**or more and experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.19

## How do you calculate body mass index?

Body Mass Index is a simple

**calculation**using a person's height and weight. The formula is**BMI**= kg/m^{2}where kg is a person's weight in kilograms and m^{2}is their height in metres squared. A**BMI**of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9.