Bariatrics & Managed Weight Reduction
Do you know the signs of obesity?
Excessive body weight is the main sign of obesity. Although the disease including morbid obesity doesn’t have any other specific signs or symptoms, obesity can lead to complications that bring on their own sets of symptoms. Heart and vascular conditions, diabetes and high blood pressure are just a few conditions caused by obesity.
At Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction, we’re dedicated to fighting the signs of obesity in Goshen, IN. That’s why we provide proven weight loss solutions to help you achieve a healthy weight and reduce your risk of lifelong complications.
Diagnosing signs of obesity at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction
Visible excessive weight due to an increase in fat cells is the main sign of obesity. To diagnose obesity, your doctor will consider your body mass index (BMI), your weight-to-height ratio, and your waist circumference.
BMI is the primary measurement for diagnosing obesity. A BMI of 30 kilograms per square meters indicates obesity. Carrying too much weight for your height can put you at risk for serious illnesses including cancer and heart disease.
For women, a waist circumference of more than 35 inches indicates being overweight. In men, having a waist circumference of more than 40 inches signals an unhealthy weight.
Diagnosing obesity is straightforward. However, your doctor will perform a physical exam and other diagnostic tests to understand what’s causing your excessive weight. Having a complete snapshot of your health helps us create a personalized weight loss plan that works just for you.
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With a medically managed weight loss program, we care for every part of you. From an accurate diagnosis to support helping you stay on track, we’re right there with you as you work toward a healthier you.
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Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction is fighting the signs of obesity in Goshen, IN, with proven weight loss solutions, including bariatric surgery.