Before jumping on the topic importance of health checkups for obese people, first, we need to understand what is obesity and its other factors.
What is Obesity?
If a person carries an excessive amount of body fat then the person is obsessed with obesity. Obesity is a medical disease and worldwide health concern. Obesity can be caused by genetic or environmental factors.
If someone has obesity, they may be at risk of other diseases like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. If someone’s Body Mass Index(BMI) is 30 0r greater, then they are overweight.
What is Body Mass Index(BMI)?
It is hard to measure body fat directly, so it is measured by Body Mass Index. Healthcare providers use this tool to measure body fat. BMI measures the weight related to height.
Formula of BMI calculation is BMI= weight(kg)/height(m)²
Ex. Weight= 68kg, Height= 1.65m
BMI= 68/(1.65*1.65)= 24.98
Now understand who is overweight, underweight, and obese.
|18.5 or under||underweight|
|18.5 to <25.0||Normal Weight|
|25.0 to <30.0||Overweight|
|30.0 to <35.0||Class 1 obesity|
|35.0 to <40.0||Class 2 obesity|
|40.0 to <45.0||Class 3 obesity|
What Causes Obesity?
There are many reasons for this
- If you are consuming more calories without burning them, those extra calories can lead to obesity.
- If you are not sleeping well then it can increase the risk of obesity.
- Some people have genes that do not allow losing weight.
- Leading a sedentary lifestyle can also lead to obesity.
- What is your environment at home, school, and in your community, can influence how you are active and what you are eating.
Now come to the topic
Importance of Health Checkups
We all know that obesity is rapidly increasing in our country and being overweight may increase other diseases like heart problems, diabetes, cancer, etc. We all know that getting rid of being overweight instantly is impossible.
Weight Loss Packages
Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is offering various weight loss packages and the packages incorporates all the relevant consultations and tests required to check the causes of obesity and also helps in planning early interventions. A consultation by our dietitian is an essential part of weight loss packages.
Let’s check out what this package is offering
- Weight Loss up to 10 kgs
- Inch Loss (2-3 Inches)*
- Upto 20 Consultation Sessions
- Customized Diet Plans
- BMI Measurements
- BP Measurements
- Reports Consultations
- Weekly Low Calories Recipes
- 1 Blood Sugar Test
- 1 Hb% Test
- 1 Lipid Profile Test
We underestimate obesity, it is a very complex disease. It can diminish the quality of life. Obesity is a treatable disease but only if we understand the importance of health checkups.