What is Your BMI and Why is it Important?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of body fat based on weight. We have a BMI calculator for females and a BMI calculator for males. This BMI calculator that we provide gives a basic idea of your body mass index, but only applies to adults. For children and teens, please call to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Turk.

The definition of body mass index or BMI is the amount of fat content in the body as related to your height and weight. This is a way of measuring the fat content and muscle mass so that the person knows whether they are healthy or whether they can be prone to health problems like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, or even certain types of cancer.

Watching your BMI helps you to maintain the right weight and also the right proportion of bone density and muscle and to reduce the fat content in case it is high. There are certain risks involved if your body mass index is on the high side or even if it is too low.

For those who have a high BMI there are possibilities of their suffering from urinary stress, gastro esophageal reflux, infertility in females, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. BMI is a good indicator of what your health hazards could be. Take action towards a healthy BMI today!