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how much do you need to weigh to give blood

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 20 kg: There is no perfect answer for everyone. Do weight watchers. Exercise everyday. A rough guide is that for women, you start at 100 pounds at 5 feet ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: We're taking only a few mL. A blood donation takes a pint.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Less than 120/80: A blood pressure measurement in the upper arm while resting, in a normal healthy adult, should be less than 120/80. A person may take 2-3 measurements ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience in Interventional Cardiology
Eat healthy: Eating healthy, and walking daily 30 minutes 5 days a week would be a good start.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Exercise: It is likely necessary for you to exercise aerobically 4 to 5 times a week, and weigh train at least twice a week in addition to a healthy diet in ord ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
It depends: Upon where you're starting from. The more you weight, the more you need to lose. Healthy bmi is usually considered to be from 18.5 - 24.9, but there a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
BMI: It is your body mass index that is a good indicator of how much you need to weigh. Your bmi should be between 18 and 23. Calculate your bmi now and se ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: Hi. The simple answer is NO. You need to discuss a goal blood glucose range with your doctor. The right insulin dose for you is what best keeps you in ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Liposuction: There is not a set weight in determining liposuction candidacy. A board certified surgeon with expertise in liposuction should be able to evaluate you ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No magic number: but an old statistic which I think holds is that if an individual smokes 7 or more cigarettes, they have a 90% chance of becoming dependent and a chro ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Reverse the Q: Best answer from this Q: How healthy would you want the donor to be if you needed plasma? That usually helps with decision. Good general health, no ac ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Excess skin: Excess skin accumulation really varies from patient to patient during weight loss. There are treatments available such as velashape, laserlipo to tigh ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Give me a break!: Why do you expect a doctor to tell you how you can hurt yourself? This is a prescription drug meant for people with serious underlying anxiety disord ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Try working: With a nutrioist and a trainer to help provide you the education, monitoring and help that you need.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not clearly: Established at this time. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based alternative for g ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Unknown: There are other factors than your weight that play a role in your longevity. However, as far is your weight, keep your bmi (body mass index) within no ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
It isn't that simple: Drinking water alone won't help you lose wt, if you don't change other variables of your life--other foods/drinks and activities. If drinking water al ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get plenty of it: If you have become a vegan out of concern for factory-farmed animals, you have my admiration and congratulations. You also need to know that the healt ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It is amazing: That once you stop eating refined sugars - over a short period of time you will stop craving it.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not required: Unless your father is diabetic and experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), there is no medical reason to give any sweets. These are calories for ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience in Sports Medicine
Run for 20min: To get aerobic fitness, try running. Start with a 3minute jog on day one and repeat this for 3days. Then increase length of run by 2minutes every 3 t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Weight loss: Three times per week with one day off in between. The use of exercise for weight loss without restricting calories is not very effective.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Calcium: At 18 unlikely you will need standard 600 mg twice daily with vitamin d.
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