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Obesity

 

Obesity is now the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and Europe. In Pakistan 21% of men and 37% women between the ages of 24-65 are considered to be obese. Individuals with a BMI greater than 30 are at increased risk of being afflicted with health problems such as Heart Disease, Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease and Cancer. Obesity can affect the way you feel about yourself, give you a poor self-image and cause you to become socially isolated. The Traditional remedy for being overweight is to exercise more while you eat less and eat sensibly. Diets and commercial weight loss programs seldom produce sustained weight loss. Most people regain the weight they lose on a diet and some end weighing even more. This pattern of yo-yo dieting in obese patients leads to a feeling of frustration, depression and very often patients will give up attempting to lose weight. 

Not everyone who has a weight problem should consider surgery. It depends on whether or not you are overweight, obese or morbidly obese. One way to tell is by your Body mass Index (BMI). The ideal BMI is between 19-25, your BMI depends on both your weight and height.

 

Classification of Obesity
Classification BMI (Kg/m2) Associated Health Risks
Underweight < 18.5 Low
Normal 18.5 – 25 Minimal
Overweight 25 – 30 Slight increase
Obese 30 – 35 High POTENTIAL
Severely Obese 35 – 40 Very high CANDIDATES
Morbidly Obese 40 - 50 Extremely high FOR LAP-BAND
Super Obese > 50 Extremely high SURGERY

 


     

 

       
 
 
 

 

Free Consultation:
Call now to schedule a free consulation with our surgeons, who are there to explain the procedure and its implications.

Contact:
DR. SHAHID RASUL, FCPS, FRCS
Cell: 0300-8209900
Tel: 111-222-NMC (662)
E-mail: weightloss@nmc.net.pk

Location:
The Surgical Weight Loss Centre,
NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTRE (PVT) LTD,
A-5/a, National Highway, DHA, Phase I,
Karachi, Pakistan