Obesity is in an alarming trend in South-East Asia. While the burden of obesity can feel isolating, the experiences of those touched by obesity are common.
An estimated 1 in 5 adults are overweight.1
Obesity plays a critical role in your overall health. If left untreated, obesity increases the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, joint pain, and kidney disease.2 Beyond physical health risks, obesity can negatively impact self-esteem and quality of life.
The longer you live with obesity, the greater the risk of health issues down the line. Your benchmark for wellness begins with your BMI. That’s why knowing your BMI matters.
BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. A higher BMI may put you at risk for weight related health problems.
Your BMI is 40.0 which indicates you're in the obese category.Please consult your doctor to discuss your results and potential weight loss treatment options.
Obesity is a complex disease that is often misunderstood. Society tells us simple lifestyle changes can manage our weight and move the scale. But the science of obesity tells us there are causes for this disease that are outside of our control.3
How your body manages weight can be difficult to understand. Obesity is more complex than a simple balance of exercise and caloric intake.4 While diet is an important contributing factor to obesity, genetics and behavior can make certain individuals more susceptible to obesity. And that complication makes it harder to treat with lifestyle choices alone. Weight loss success often isn’t a one-and-done approach.
WHO. (2023). Obesity and overweight. Retrieved from WHO South-East Asia Web site: https://www.who.int/southeastasia/health-topics/obesity
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Health risks of overweight & obesity. NIH website. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/adult-overweight-obesity/health-risks. Updated Feb. 2018.
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). What causes obesity & overweight? NIH website. https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/obesity/conditioninfo/cause. Updated July 2021. Accessed Nov. 2021.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adult Obesity Causes & Consequences. CDC website. https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/adult/causes.html. Updated Mar 2021.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.