What is morbid obesity?

Morbid obesity differs from obesity, it is when a person has excess amounts of body fat and a body mass index or BMI greater than or equal to 35.

Morbidly obese people are at greater risk of factors that can directly affect their quality of life; like it can interfere with basic physical functions such as breathing or walking. We can say an individual is morbidly obese if he or she is 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight.

Any one of us can become morbidly obese. If we consume more calories than our body can burn and use. The body then stores this unnecessary calorie as fat.

As more and more calories one consumes, the fat stores in the body in larger amount, which leads to obesity or might be in later life- morbid obesity.

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