Obesity is a condition whereby a person has an excessive amount of body fat, which puts one at risk of certain health complications such as cardiovascular disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and more.
It's important to understand the reasons for your weight gain, and take steps to tackle it by making changes to your lifestyle.
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Body Mass Index (BMI)
Obesity can be defined by calculating one's Body Mass Index (BMI)
BMI = weight (kg)/height x height (m)
A BMI of 18.5 to 22.9 is healthy, while a BMI of 23 and above puts one at risk. A result of 30 and more is considered obese.
In addition to BMI, your waist circumference is a good indicator of body fat and its distribution. Take note if your waist measurement is above 80cm for Asian women, and 90cm for Asian men.
A Holistic Approach to Better Health
At Dr Panda Medical Centre, we have a team of medical practitioner, nutritionist and physiotherapist who is able to assess your health, advise and provide recommendations for your weight management journey.
Your personalised weight management programme may include lifestyle changes involving dietary management, exercise/physical therapy and medical treatment.