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How do I know if I’m overweight or obese?

Being overweight or obese is a health epidemic plaguing the nation. More than 37% of adults in the United States are obese, and over 70% are overweight.

If your body mass index (BMI) is over 30, you meet the criteria for a diagnosis of clinical obesity, and if it’s between 25 and 29.9, you’re officially overweight. You can calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared, or you can google a BMI calculator.
 

Why is overweight and obesity a health problem?

In addition to concerns about your appearance, being overweight or obese is related to the following potentially severe health conditions:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Various forms of cancer
  • Sexual health issues

 

What causes overweight and obesity?

Excess weight appears when you take in more calories than you burn on a regular basis. There may be a medical cause for your weight gain, but lifestyle habits such as eating unhealthy food and inactivity are prime culprits.

Several factors may increase your risk of overweight or obesity, including:

  • Family history of overweight and obesity
  • Taking medications that cause weight gain
  • Poor diet
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Pregnancy
  • Quitting smoking
  • Lack of sleep

 

Why should I see a doctor about weight loss?

Tackling overweight and obesity may seem overwhelming, but failure to address your excess weight may lead to dire circumstances further down the road.

Dr. Tumbaga helps you develop a plan, individually tailored to your needs, to shed weight and feel better about yourself. She focuses on natural approaches to healthy living, including the following holistic methods for weight loss and management:

  • Vitamin injections
  • IV nutrition
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Liver detoxification
  • Gastrointestinal detoxification

If overweight or obesity is causing physical or mental health problems, call or click online to set up an appointment to discuss weight management options with Dr. Tumbaga today.

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