What is morbid Obesity?
Morbid obesity is a serious disease process in which the accumulation of fatty tissue on the body interferes with or injures the other bodily organs. This can cause serious and life-threatening health problems, which are known as co-morbidities.
What causes Obesity?
Obesity can be due to endocrine disturbances, such as thyroid insufficiency and steroid excess, and if present should be treated. Usually obesity is due to mismatch between calorie intake and calorie used, especially in those with a genetic predisposition.
How is Obesity measured? (know your Body mass Index (BMI))
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculation to know your weight in relation to your height. It is the most commonly used formula to determine your grade of obesity.
Metric BMI Formula
The metric BMI formula accepts weight measurements in kilograms and height measurements in either centimetres or metres.