Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of your health. But figuring out the right way to do this isn’t always easy. At SSM Health, we understand the frustrations that come with managing your weight. Dieting and exercising are hard, especially when results aren’t immediately seen. Your weight loss team at SSM Health is ready and waiting to help you on your weight loss journey.
Our team approach offers customized paths for each patient during their weight loss journey. No matter what your health goals are, SSM Health Weight Management Services is dedicated to partnering with you to ensure the quality of life you seek.


Being overweight puts additional stress on the body. If you are overweight, you may be at risk for:

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Some types of cancer
  • Stroke
  • Urinary stress incontinence

The formula to determine your BMI is your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters. The following BMI calculator makes it simple for you to calculate your BMI. Enter your height and weight in the box below, then click “calculate.”

Your Height: ft. in.

Your Weight: lbs.
   Your BMI:


Interpreting the Results:

The BMI Calculator is not accurate for all body types. To assess if your weight is within healthy range for your body type, contact your health-care provider.

A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is generally considered a healthy weight for most people. Research has indicated that lower BMIs (less than 18.5) and higher BMIs (25+) are associated with increased health risks.

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