As defined by the World Health Organization, being obese is abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude measure of obesity currently used is the body mass index (BMI), which is a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters). A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is overweight, while a person with a BMI of 30 or more is obese, although you should consider your waist circumference too. To calculate where you fall on the weight spectrum, click here.
At our clinics in Dubai we have different levels of intervention to help anyone from the moderately overweight to those whose obesity is severely impacting on their health and quality of life. Our techniques rage from simple diet and activity tweaks, in-depth plans or behavioral counselling, to non-surgical endoscopic methods such as a gastric balloon and, as a last resort, bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.