I believe that no one wants to become fat.

Overweight or obese does not affect only our appearance but also our health. It is a silent danger causing many diseases.

Today, I will show you how to calculate to see whether we have already been overweight or not?


Before blaming yourself or the food delivery staff of the most famous restaurants in town that are main cause of weight gain, these are not, but these factors; hormonal disorders such as thyroid dysfunction or excessive secretion of steroid hormones from the pituitary or adrenal gland, etc. People who gain weight fast and gain a lot should check for the real causes and receive suitable treatment since the beginning stage.


If you let yourself obese, it risks you to have these diseases: diabetes, hyperlipidemia - high cholesterol, Hypertension - High blood pressure, Fatty liver disease, Gallstones - pieces of solid material that form in your gallbladder, Coronary artery disease, Osteoarthritis - a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff, snoring and sleep apnea, or some people may lose confidence in yourself and social acceptance.


How do we know we become overweight? You can check by calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI) here : https://www.bangkokhospital.com/page/bmi

Or, if you want to calculate Body mass index (BMI) by yourself, here is a formula; weight (kg) / Height (m)². Here are the results. For Asian, if BMI exceeds 23, it is considered overweight. BMI exceeds 25, meaning obese and BMI exceeds 30 meaning extremely obese. For Caucasian, BMI exceeds 25, meaning overweight. BMI exceeds 30, meaning obese. For those who are considered obese should consult an expert doctor to receive treatment and recover their health.


However, people who have BMI in a standard level or become overweight should not careless, but look after themselves since today. If you would like to lose weight, it is necessary to find the most suitable ways for yourself.

  • Change your behavior - this is the core of overweight or obesity treatment. You can change your behaviors by studying nutrition, choosing the right amount and type of food, focusing on low-calorie foods but high nutrients, working out to burn calories, increasing lean muscle mass, and decreasing body fat. Regular exercise can help control your weight sustainably; however, we need to choose the types of exercise to suit our conditions like ages and underlying diseases.
  • The use of weight loss medication – nowadays, there is a wide variety of weight loss medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Each medication has a different drug mechanism, efficacy, side effects. Therefore, before using any medication, you should consult with the doctor and be under the doctor's guidance throughout drug use.

  • Bariatric surgery – is the method recognized as the most effective way to lose weight. It is sustainable and safe for the patient. Therefore, it is very famous in the United States and European countries, especially with the endoscopic surgery method. This method makes the patient recover fast and in less pain. It takes only three days in the hospital. After that, you can live like daily life and will have a better shape. As this method is popular among leading international hospitals, you should consider receiving the service at hospitals having international standards.

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Dr. Promphan Pruksakorn

Internal Medicine

sub-specialty Endocrinology and Metabolism

Bangkok Hospital Chiangmai