When the BMI value climbs above 40
, the most extreme form of obesity (obesity grade 3) has set in. Health experts also refer to Grade 3 obesity as permagna or morbid obesity. Serious diseases and health problems are much more likely at this stage.
Obesity is usually accompanied by other unpleasant effects
such as shortness of breath, uncontrolled sweating, and severe joint pain. Psychological complaints such as self-doubt, depression, and anxiety can also be caused by severe obesity. If the body is exposed to extreme stress over a longer period of time, Grade 3 obesity can even become chronic.
At this stage, professional diet plans are often not enough. Those who are affected by grade 3 obesity need further professional help
such as behavioural therapy and other expert health advice. They should also be self-reflective and rethink their eating habits, question them, and change them for the better. Occasionally, doctors also recommend surgical measures to treat obesity