Obesity often results from taking in more calories than are burned by exercise and normal daily activities. Obesity is a complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Body mass index (BMI) is an index of weight-to-height. It is calculated as a person’s weight in kilograms, divided by the square of the person’s height in meters (kg/m²).
- E66.01 – Morbid (severe) obesity due to excess calories
- E66.09 – Other obesity due to excess calories
- E66.1 – Drug-induced obesity
- E66.2 – Morbid (severe) obesity with alveolar hypoventilation
- E66.3 – Overweight
- E66.8 – Other obesity
- E66.9 – Obesity, unspecified
You can measure obesity, by your waist or by your BMI, it is important to understand the effect this condition is having on our healthcare system. According to the Journal of American Medicine, 34.9 percent of adults and 17 percent of children in the U.S. are obese.
Obesity costs $150 billion a year—10 percent of the national medical budget. It is safe to say, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. If you are overweight or obese you are at greater risk of developing:
- Coronary heart disease classified
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- High levels of triglycerides
- Or Mixed hyperlipidemia
- Stroke/Cerebral Infarction
- Sleep apnea
- Gynecological problems
- Abnormal menses conditions
- Infertility conditions