Obesity becomes "morbid" when it reaches the point of significantly increasing the risk of one or more obesity-related health conditions or serious diseases (also known as co-morbidities) that result in either significant physical disability or even death.
Morbid obesity is typically defined as being 100 lbs. or more over ideal body weight or having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher. According to the National Institutes of Health Consensus Report, morbid obesity is a serious disease and must be treated as such. It is a chronic disease, meaning that its symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time. Use our Body Mass Index - BMI Calculator to determine your Body Mass Index - BMI.
Calculate Your BMI
Enter your height and weight to calcluate your BMI (Body Mass Index). The results of the BMI (Body Mass Index) calculations are displayed below. Note that these are approximate values, and are intended to be used only as a rough guide.
BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator
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