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Obesity results from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body's skeletal and physical standards.  Severe obesity, sometimes known as "morbid obesity", is defined according to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company height and weight tables as being 100lbs or 100% above ideal body weight.  According to the National Institutes of Health, an increase in 20% or more above your ideal body weight is the point at wich excess weight becomes a health risk.

BMI is used extensively in managing surgical weight reduction.  If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or higher you will likely qualify for weight loss surgery.

  1. Have I tried diets, exercise, weight loss programs, diet pills etc. to lose weight?

  2. Have I been able to lose over 50 lbs and keep it off  using any diet program?

  3. Would I like to lose 80-150 lbs and keep it off for the rest of my life?

  4. Do I have diabetes ?

  5. Do I have high blood pressure?

  6. Do I have joint pain ?

  7. Do I have sleep apnea ?

  8. Do I have heart disease ?

  9. Do I get short of breath walking up one or two flights of stairs ?

  10. Do I have less mobility because of my weight ?

  11. Do I have very little energy throughout the day ?

  12. Am I depressed about my weight?

  13. Is my weight not allowing me to do the things I want to in my life ?

  14. Am I at least 50 lbs or more overweight?

Score between 4 and 6

Possible candidate for weight loss surgery

Score between 7 and 10

 Good candidate for weight loss surgery

Score of 11 or more 

Excellent candidate for weight loss surgery

What Is Your Score

Take the questionnaire below and for each YES answer add a point to your score and for each NO answer do not add anything. 

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