Bariatric Surgery for Obesity (Class 3): BMI 40-49.9 By Tijuana Bariatrics on May 30, 2016

A man's large gutMorbid obesity can be quite serious, causing major health problems in the present and impacting overall duration and quality of life. This is why Dr. Fernando Garcia is proud to offer safe, affordable, state-of-the-art bariatric surgery. His Tijuana weight loss surgery practice can change lives for the better without sacrificing safety or quality.

We've been looking at the link between body mass and obesity on our blog this month. Let's consider morbid obesity and what it means to experience this particular class of excess body mass.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) Explained

Body mass index (BMI) refers to a ratio of a person's weight and height. This number arrived at will yield a certain range that considers height and weight and how that relates to overall body mass.

Keep in mind that it's not always the most accurate assessment for health and wellness since people with lots of muscle mass may be considered overweight. Still, for the majority of the population, the BMI is a pretty good measure of an ideal weight range.

Obesity (Class 3) – BMI 40.0-49.9

Class 3 obesity is considered morbid obesity, meaning that a person carries a significant amount of excess body weight, much of which is comprised of body fat. Morbidly obese people weigh a great deal more than their ideal BMI, and it should come as no surprise that this results in a number of serious health problems.

People who are obese tend to have a significant issues with the waist size, which becomes more pronounced at higher levels of obesity. For women, this usually means a waist of 35” or greater; for men this means a waist of 40” or greater. Bariatric surgeons will consider waist measurement and other factors when assessing overall BMI and obesity matters.

Health Problems Associated with Obesity (Class 3)

Some of the health issues associated with class 3 obesity/morbid obesity include:

  • Diabetes<
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis later in life
  • Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallstones

Can I Achieve a More Ideal Body Mass Without Surgery?

While it can be done, it is often extremely difficult and can take a long time. This is just the reality of weight loss for people who carry a significant amount of excess weight. When someone is morbidly obese, proper diet and regular exercise can make an impact on overall body mass, but it can be difficult to continue losing weight until a relatively normal BMI is achieved. If a patient faces urgent health issues related to obesity, it may be ideal for them to undergo bariaric surgery.

How Bariatric Surgery Can Help - Obesity (Class 3)

Bariatric surgery limits the amount of calories a patient consumes. Combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, surgical weight loss can result in a significant reduction of body mass in a relatively short amount of time. This means reduced risk of harm from obesity-related illnesses and lower risk of health problems later in life as well.

Dr. Garcia will work with each patient to develop a custom treatment plan. He will be more than happy to answer questions and address concerns regarding surgical weight loss procedures.

Contact Dr. Fernando Garcia

For more information about treating obesity and helping you achieve a healthier life, be sure to contact our team of weight loss surgery specialists today. Dr. Fernando Garcia and his entire team will work closely with you to develop and ideal treatment plan.

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