Health & Wellness - Obesity

Obesity is described as weight that is greater than what is considered healthy for a given height. Body Mass Index (BMI) is often used to determine overweight or obese status. 

You can calculate your BMI using this Adult BMI Calculator and reference this BMI Index Chart below: 

These values are used for reference only, please schedule an appointment with a trained provider. For more information, schedule an appointment with Dr. Henry Kaw if you have any questions or concerns. 


Causes for Obesity

Obesity can be caused by various reasons such as: 

A combination of all these factors often lead to obesity. It is important to discuss with your healthcare provider in creating a plan right for you. Henry Kaw M.D. is able to work with you and your preferences to help you.


How to Prevent & Manage Obesity

Dr. Henry Kaw is able to work with you and help you create a plan that fits your needs. He will discuss and suggest various lifestyle changes that may help you or your loved ones lose weight or prevent weight gain. These plans may include making changes to current diet and lifestyle plans, increase physical exercise and activity and identifying what foods to avoid or reduce. 


Health Risks for People with Obesity

People living with obesity are at an increased risk for other serious health conditions such as:

It is important to discuss with your provider what health risks you may have. Dr. Henry Kaw may be able to help screen you for these health problems that are associated with obesity.

If you feel that you may be at risk for obesity, call or schedule an appointment online with Henry Kaw M.D. Inc. today. Dr. Henry Kaw will be able to promptly diagnose, treat and work with you to reduce your risk for a healthier lifestyle.

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