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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
28 years experience Bariatrics
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
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
20 to 25: 20 to 25 is normal BMI Thanks for taking such an active role in your health!

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%, .
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
46 years experience Pediatrics
20-24: The target bmi for an adult female is between 20 & 24 (average 22) based ofn cdc & nchs statistics.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
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
22 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adriaan francois Van wyk
Specializes in General Practice
Female, 26yr: I have an interest in wellness. It is important to note that too little body fat is extremely bad for your health, just as obesity. Exercise is good f ... Read More
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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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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60's-70's: Not too bad. Are you checking your blood sugar. If so, why. It seems that your blood sugar is OK. If you have some concerns please let me know.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
Dose: Great to hear that you're so active. Unfortunately then you're going to need an increase in your dosage of BP meds
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A female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
27 years experience Family Medicine
See MD: Helthy otherwise but may have genetic risks - DEXA scan is severe osteoporosis ( common to thin europan woman) eat rich food in calcium and take vit ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hypertension: "Differential Diagnosis of New-Onset Hypertension in a Young Woman - The most likely causes of secondary hypertension include primary aldosteronism, p ... Read More
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