# Calculate BMI

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Body mass index or BMI is an indicator of being underweight, overweight, or obese, which is why many use BMI to determine their eligibility for a gastric balloon. People who are overweight or obese and who fulfill gastric balloon BMI requirements may be eligible to accelerate weight loss with a gastric balloon. Learn how to know your BMI and what actions you should take based on your results.

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BMIClassification
less than 18.5: Underweight
18.5 - 24.9:Normal weight
25 - 29.9:Overweight
30 - 34.9:Class I Obese
35 - 39.9:Class II Obese
40 upwards:Class III Obese

## Body Mass Index Meaning: BMI Explained

Your body mass index is a calculation of your thinness or weight excess based on a height and weight calculation. There are several categories of thinness used by the World Health Organization (WHO) that is applicable to males and females age 18 and older.

• BMI of 16 or less is severe thinness
• BMI of 16-17 is moderate thinness
• BMI of 17-18.5 is mild thinness
• BMI of 18.5-25 is normal
• BMI of 25-30 is overweight
• BMI of 30-35 is Obese Class I
• BMI of 35-40 is Obese Class II
• BMI of 40 or higher is Obese Class III

Importantly, while BMI is used to determine thinness and obesity, and while BMI for a gastric balloon is a determining factor, BMI does not take into account a person’s muscular composition (muscles tend to weigh more than fat) or that older adults and women tend to have more fat.

## The Body Mass Index Formula

Calculating your BMI is easy to do if you know your weight and your height. The body mass index formula follows the metric system. Use the BMI calculator kg and cm to calculate your BMI.

BMI is calculated by dividing your height, expressed in centimeters, twice with your weight expressed in kilograms and then multiplied by 10,000.
BMI = (weight (kg) / height (cm) / height (cm)) x 10,000 = TOTAL

## How Do You Calculate BMI for Weight Loss?

When you calculate your BMI, the number you calculate reflects where you stand on the WHO’s BMI scale. If you’re calculating BMI for weight loss, then the number you receive indicates how much weight you need to lose to get to a normal range.

Weight loss can be difficult for many especially for those who are already overweight or obese.

## What’s BMI for Gastric Balloon?

As we’re told many times, being overweight can put us at greater risk for major health issues including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other ailments. It can also impact our social lives and our mental health and wellness. If your BMI indicates that you’re overweight or obese and you’ve tried to lose weight, then a gastric balloon might be for you.

The gastric balloon BMI requirements are traditionally between 30 and 40; though, some with a BMI of 27 to 40 can qualify depending on the country.

## How to Start Losing Weight Based on BMI

Your BMI and a weight loss calculator will help you know how much you need to lose. You can and should work with a professional to establish a dietary and exercise plan that will help you lose the weight you want to lose to get to a normal and healthy BMI. As noted, if you have a BMI that qualifies you for a gastric balloon and you’ve tried to lose weight without intervention, then a gastric balloon can help a great deal, but you have to be ready to also make lifestyle changes.

Using a BMI calculator to determine your body mass index and understanding body mass index are important for you to remain healthy. Awareness is vital. Use your knowledge and awareness to talk to your doctor about your options if you have a BMI for a gastric balloon; jumpstarting your weight loss and BMI reduction is empowering.

Many with a BMI of 27 qualify for the Spatz3 gastric balloon. Spatz3 is the world’s first adjustable balloon; it can remain in place for up to 12 months, which tends to help people lower their BMI more than traditional gastric balloons do. Contact Spatz Medical to see if you’re eligible for the Spatz3 gastric balloon.