Quiz: Am I a candidate for weight-loss surgery?
Have you struggled to achieve and stay at a healthy weight? Have you tried all the latest diets with no success? Learn if you might qualify for the next step: weight-loss surgery.
Determining whether you might benefit from weight-loss surgery can give you the courage you need to take the first step to a healthier life.
If you answer yes to the any of the following questions, you may qualify for weight-loss surgery:
- Are you more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight?
- Do you have a body mass index of more than 40?
- Do you have a BMI of more than 35 and experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight?
- Are you unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting?
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