Am I Morbidly Obese? 

 

You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.

weight-loss-surgery-for-morbidly-obese-woman.jpgMany patients who battle with excess weight are morbidly obese. Morbid obesity is often accompanied by high blood pressure, diabetes, degenerative arthritis, increased cancer risk, and heart attacks.

For those who are morbidly obese, weight loss surgery can be used to dramatically improve your health and your quality of life. To get an idea if you are morbidly obese or if you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery, we have included some useful tools below.

You may be morbidly obese if you are more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight; have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40; have a BMI over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight; or are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting.

Want help answering the question – "Am I morbidly obese?" Follow this link to calcluate your BMI and get an idea of what your ideal body weight should be. For example, if you are a female with a height of 5’5", your ideal weight would be 113 to 138 pounds. If are 5’5’’ tall and you weigh 213 to 238 pounds, you may be morbidly obese and be a good candidate for surgical weight loss treatment.

The results of the BMI calculations are displayed below. Note that these are approximate values, and are intended to be used only as a rough guide. To get an accurate measurement of whether you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery, call our appointment line at (251) 445-8282.

 

Ideal Body Weight Chart

Male

 

Female

Height

Ideal Weight

Height

Ideal Weight

4' 6"

63 - 77 lbs.

4' 6"

63 - 77 lbs.

4' 7"

68 - 84 lbs.

4' 7"

68 - 83 lbs.

4' 8"

74 - 90 lbs.

4' 8"

72 - 88 lbs.

4' 9"

79 - 97 lbs.

4' 9"

77 - 94 lbs.

4' 10"

85 - 103 lbs.

4' 10"

81 - 99 lbs.

4' 11"

90 - 110 lbs.

4' 11"

86 - 105 lbs.

5' 0"

95 - 117 lbs.

5' 0"

90 - 110 lbs.

5' 1"

101 - 123 lbs.

5' 1"

95 - 116 lbs.

5' 2"

106 - 130 lbs.

5' 2"

99 - 121 lbs.

5' 3"

112 - 136 lbs.

5' 3"

104 - 127 lbs.

5' 4"

117 - 143 lbs.

5' 4"

108 - 132 lbs.

5' 5"

122 - 150 lbs.

5' 5"

113 - 138 lbs.

5' 6"

128 - 156 lbs.

5' 6"

117 - 143 lbs.

5' 7"

133 - 163 lbs.

5' 7"

122 - 149 lbs.

5' 8"

139 - 169 lbs.

5' 8"

126 - 154 lbs.

5' 9"

144 - 176 lbs.

5' 9"

131 - 160 lbs.

5' 10"

149 - 183 lbs.

5' 10"

135 - 165 lbs.

5' 11"

155 - 189 lbs.

5' 11"

140 - 171 lbs.

6' 0"

160 - 196 lbs.

6' 0"

144 - 176 lbs.

6' 1"

166 - 202 lbs.

6' 1"

149 - 182 lbs.

6' 2"

171 - 209 lbs.

6' 2"

153 - 187 lbs.

6' 3"

176 - 216 lbs.

6' 3"

158 - 193 lbs.

6' 4"

182 - 222 lbs.

6' 4"

162 - 198 lbs.

6' 5"

187 - 229 lbs.

6' 5"

167 - 204 lbs.

6' 6"

193 - 235 lbs.

6' 6"

171 - 209 lbs.

6' 7"

198 - 242 lbs.

6' 7"

176 - 215 lbs.

6' 8"

203 - 249 lbs.

6' 8"

180 - 220 lbs.

6' 9"

209 - 255 lbs.

6' 9"

185 - 226 lbs.

6' 10"

214 - 262 lbs.

6' 10"

189 - 231 lbs.

6' 11"

220 - 268 lbs.

6' 11"

194 - 237 lbs.

7' 0"

225 - 275 lbs.

7' 0"

198 - 242 lbs.

 

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