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Healthy bmi for women over 50

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Around 22-25: The "normal" range for body mass index is 18-25. This does not take into account body composition. When losing weight to reach this range you must ex... Read More
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
20 to 25: 20 to 25 is normal BMI Thanks for taking such an active role in your health!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
No: Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%, .
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Nope: No a woman’s ideal % body fat is higher than a man’s because women need a higher amount of fat in order to ovulate & because of differences like breas... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
20-24: The target bmi for an adult female is between 20 & 24 (average 22) based ofn cdc & nchs statistics.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
20 to 25: For your height, your range of healthy weights is between 125 and 155. Thanks for taking such an active role in your health!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 23 years experience
About 120 lbs: One easy equation for weight is to be 100 lbs for 5 feet and then add about 5 lbs per inch. So for 5'4'' an average weight would be 120 lbs plus or m... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
YOUR BMI is normal: Your bmi is 19-20 and that is normal. You should be able to carry a baby. Most women gain weight during pregnancy anyway so you should be ok. Being he... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hypertension: "Differential Diagnosis of New-Onset Hypertension in a Young Woman - The most likely causes of secondary hypertension include primary aldosteronism, p... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
See below: You need to increase your caloric intake. Ideally you should meet with a nutritionist to go over a proper diet for you. I imagine you are not eating e... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cholesterol levels: Ideally, total cholesterol is good at less than 180. The higher the HDL the better. LDL, typically depending on risk factors, less than 160 is good.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Your GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is nice and high. That’s great. Stay healthy.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
To answer that it should be understood that tests results are taken into account with the things the patients say, the examination, all lab tests, and... Read More