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BMI - Body Mass Index.
Did you know that we calculate your BMI at each visit? Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a ratio of weight to height. Though it is not an all-inclusive measure of overall health, BMI can be a strong indicator of the likelihood that you will develop the potential issues listed below. Losing weight and making simple lifestyle changes can be an effective way to alleviate these risks and their associated symptoms.
A BMI above 24 can put you at an increased health risk. As weight increases, the chances of having diseases and health problems also increases. Overweight and obesity increases the likelihood of conditions that are very harmful, such as:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Elevated Blood Sugar
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High HgbA1c
- Gestational Diabetes
- Sleep Apnea
- Fatty Liver and other Liver Diseases
- Gallbladder Diseases
- Some Types of Cancer: Breast, Thyroid, Colon, Esphagus, Uterus, Prostate, Kidney and Liver
- High Blood Triglycerides; High LDL Cholesteral; Low HDL Cholesterol
- Higher Health Care Costs
- Early Death