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BMI calculator

BMI calculator

Body mass index (BMI) can give an indication as to whether your patient may be at risk for testosterone deficiency (TD).

Check your patient’s BMI using the BMI calculator:

BMI Calculator

Why are we asking?

A BMI of 23 or more in someone who is Black, Asian or another minority ethnic group has a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.1

Add your activity level to personalise your results

What counts as an activity level?

A physical activity is anything that raises your heartrate, makes you breathe faster and feel warmer. This could be a brisk walk, running, cycling, swimming, dancing, tennis, a field sport, doing an active job, pushing a lawnmower.

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Your patient’s BMI suggests they are

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Healthy weight range for their height:

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Understanding their results

Your patient’s BMI is below 18.5: this suggests they are underweight. You may want to speak to your patient about healthy ways they can gain weight.

Your patient’s BMI is 18.5–24.9: this is considered healthy and normal.

Your patient’s BMI is 23–27.4: They may be overweight. Suggest to your patient that they make small changes to increase their physical activity and eat a healthier diet. Sustainable changes to their lifestyle can help them to reduce their risk of health problems in the future.

Your patient’s BMI is above 30: this is considered obese. As obesity is linked to many health issues, such as TD, it is important they start to make changes to start living a healthier lifestyle.

Encourage your patient to track their BMI throughout their testosterone therapy to see how it changes as they start to live a healthier lifestyle

References

  1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). BMI: Preventing ill health and premature death in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups. Published 3 July 2013. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph46. Accessed April 2021.

BHUK/2020/025. April 2021.

Adverse event reporting

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. Adverse events should also be reported to Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd Drug Safety on 0203 862 0920 or Email: pharmacovigilance@besins-healthcare.com