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Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery

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BMI Calculator

 

BMI Calculator
Guidelines:Asian WHO
 

What is BMI Index
  • The person's total body mass known as Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is calculated by dividing the persons weight in kilograms with the square of the height in meters i.e.:
  • Mathematically : BMI = weight
Interpretation of the BMI Index
  • Medical management for obesity is recommended under supervision of an Endocrinologist upto a BMI of 32.5 kg/m2 .
  • Bariatric and Metabolic surgery should be considered as a treatment option for obesity in people with Asian ethnicity with a BMI more than 37.5 kg/m2 with or without co-morbidities.
  • Bariatric and Metabolic surgery should be considered as a treatment option for obesity in people with Asian ethnicity above a BMI of 32.5 kg/m2 along with at least two of the additional criteria for metabolic syndrome.