Metabolic Weight Management
Weight loss without surgery, combining nutrition, exercise and pharmacotherapy.
IHCC program works with each patient to create an individualized care plan, using a shared decision to address barriers to weight loss, medication-induced weight gain and to control cravings and binging behaviors. The program is tailored for patients with weight regain or weight plateau after bariatric surgery and patients with significant comorbidities who are interested in behavioral strategies and anti-obesity agents prior to bariatric surgical evaluation.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms (or pounds) divided by the square of height in meters (or feet). A high BMI can indicate high body fatness. BMI screens for weight categories that may lead to health problems, but it does not diagnose the body fatness or health of an individual.
BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. It is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding weight category. Use this calculator for adults, 20 years old, and older.
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This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile on a CDC BMI-for-age growth chart. Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old.
Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed when you have three or more of these conditions:
• Central or abdominal obesity (measured by waist circumference)
o Men – greater than 40 inches
o Women – greater than 35 inches
• High triglycerides – 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or more, or you’re taking medicine for high triglycerides
• Low HDL cholesterol, or you’re taking medicine for low HDL cholesterol
o Men – Less than 40 mg/dL
o Women – Less than 50 mg/dL
• High blood pressure – 130/85 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or more, or you’re taking medicine for high blood pressure
• High fasting glucose (blood sugar) –100 mg/dL or more, or you’re taking medicine for high blood glucose
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