Obesity Diagnosis Know where you stand with your health
Is obesity a disease?
My Weight Loss Specialists believe obesity is a complex progressive genetic disease. This is NOT your fault.
Obesity is not just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical condition that increases your risks of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and even cancers.
Scientists have proven that obesity results from a combination of inherited (genetic) predispositions, combined with environmental factors, your personal diet and lifestyle choices.
We know you want to change. Our job is to help you understand your choices better and to support you through challenges to succeed in the long-term.
How obesity is assessed and diagnosed
An obesity assessment involves a consultation where Dr Daiva will:
Take your weight gain history
Take your medical and family history
Do a physical examination
Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Perform your Body Composition assessment
Measure your waist circumference
Check for other health problems you might have
Order blood and urine tests
What an obesity assessment will give you
A clearer idea of your health
A better understanding of your risks of future illnesses
The next best steps for your weight loss with scientific and evidence-based treatment options
An understanding of how quickly you might expect results
Who will benefit from an obesity assessment?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple calculation which divides your height with your weight. It is an easy way to determine whether you need to lose weight.
Obesity is diagnosed if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30 or above. If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you are in an overweight range. BMI helps to determine whether you need to lose weight or not. You can calculate your BMI here
Overweight patients needing to lose 10-15 kilograms to get back to a safe BMI range will benefit from the My Weight Loss Specialists programs that guide patients toward healthier eating and exercise routines.
BMI 30 and above
These patients require more intensive, urgent, and comprehensive care, which Dr Daiva and her team of experts offer.
Why an obesity assessment is important for your health
Any long-term change begins with a plan. Knowing where you stand helps you tackle weight loss in the right way, so the weight stays off.
You are probably already experiencing the consequences of your extra weight.
You may be finding it difficult to travel, to walk without getting breathless, or you can’t run after your children. You may even be finding it difficult to get pregnant.
In the short term, your own confidence and relationships are also impacted. It’s hard to enjoy life to the fullest.
What the future may hold
Long term, there are risks of serious medical conditions, like diabetes, heart disease, infertility, and dementia.
Most people are also not aware that obesity can cause cancers like colon cancer, kidney, breast, liver, and oesophageal cancer.
You can diffuse this ticking time bomb now and live a fuller life sooner by seeking medical support.
Meet Dr Daiva Kuzinkoviene(Bariatric Physician) MBBS, MD, MRCGP, FRACGP