Obesity is a degenerative chronic disease. It is a major health issue in America today, with the majority of the population being overweight. It is commonly known as the disease of an excess body fat. It contributes to the development of many life threatening and disabling conditions, generally called as "obesity-related diseases". Cancer, type II diabetes, heart failure, arthritis, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterol, hypertension and liver damage count among those diseases
For an adult, man or woman, the conventional way to find out if you are overweight or obese is to measure your body mass index (BMI). The body mass index is defined as the individual's body weight (in Kg) divided by the square of your height (in meter). So in medicine BMI is given in unit of Kg/m2. Based on their BMI values people are divided in four main categories:
Above the normal weight, the higher your bmi, the higher will be your risk of contracting obesity-related diseases.
Use our online body mass index calculator to check your weight status. If you happen to be seriously overweight or obese you should address the situation immediately to avoid further complications that can be caused by obesity-related diseases. In that case we recommend a lifestyle change which should include an alkaline diet enriched with nutritional supplements.