Extreme Obesity

From WikiMD free medical encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Obesity is classified based on Body Mass Index or BMI. Calcuated using a person's weight relative to their height using a formula, BMI provides a reliable indicator of obesity for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

Adult BMI Categories

Underweight < BMI of 18.5 Normal BMI of 18.5-24.9 Overweight BMI of 25.0-29.9 Obesity (class 1)BMI of 30-34.9 or >20% over ideal body weight Severe obesity (class 2)BMI of 35-39.9 or >100% over ideal body weight Severe obesity (class 3)BMI of 40-49.9 over ideal body weight Superobesity BMI of >50 >250% over ideal body weight.

What causes extreme obesity?

According to Dr Prab R. Tumpati, MD, founder of WikiMD, and W8MD medical weight loss centers of America, insulin resistance plays a major role in causing obesity. Learn more on this in the causes of weight gain and follow the science of what causes and the proven measures to treat obesity on the 52 weeks of weight and wellness videos.


This article is a stub. YOU can help Wikimd by expanding it!

World's largest food, health, wellness and weight loss encyclopedia

If you are a medical professional or an expert in any field of medicine, please join us in building the world's largest weight loss and wellness encyclopedia created by experts in the field, not by the crowd.



Support our sponsors

Locations for losing weight and sleeping better


Pennsylvania

North East Philadelphia


King of Prussia


New York


New Jersey

Follow weight loss and wellness on social media

Weight loss services

Sleep services

Social media

Need help losing weight?

'''W8MD's 52 weeks of weight loss videos - w8md diet'''

52 weeks of weight loss videos

Causes of weight gain | Insulin resistance | Metabolic syndrome | Weight loss articles | Before and after weight loss | Weight loss doctor NYC | Weight loss doctor Philadelphia