Obesity

Obesity is a complex chronic disease involving excessive weight that is affecting an individual’s health. Obesity is typically measured using BMI (Body Mass Index).

Obesity is a complex chronic disease involving excessive weight that is affecting an individual’s health. Obesity is typically measured using BMI (Body Mass Index).

If you BMI is

  • >30 – you are obese Class I
  • >35 – you are obese Class II
  • >40 – Class III morbidly obese

Being obese means a person is especially likely to develop potentially serious health issues related to obesity.

Some of which include:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Raised Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Cancers
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Diminished quality of life

However even a modest weight loss can greatly reduce or prevent the development of obesity related health problems. Here at Orsmond Clinics we offer a range of weight loss programmes which can help you reduce your level of obesity.

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child or teenager is above the recommend weight for his/her age and height.
Individuals who develop obesity in childhood are at increased risk of developing a number of other illnesses and disease later in life, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and others.

If you are concerned that your child/teenagers weight is above the ideal weight you should check with your child/teenagers doctor as BMI is not always an accurate way to measure the right weight for children. We usually use growth charts for height and weight and compare these to BMI to calculate the ideal weight. If a child is more than 40% overweight a physician should guide a weight loss program. Children/teenagers need adequate nutrition to ensure adequate and optimal physical and mental development.

Here at Orsmond Clinics we offer a Child and Teen programme which is suitable for children and teenagers up to the age of 17 years. The programme is medically supervised by Dr. Eva to ensure special consideration is given to the child/teens growth needs and activity levels. Children and teenagers up to the age of 17 years of age are required to do the programme with a supporting adult (i.e. a parent/guardian needs to do the programme at the same time).