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Ideal weight for women 5 ft 5

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Check BMI to know: Use a BMI calculator to know. SEE: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. BMI Categories: Underweight = <18.5 * ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
110-140: Ty to keep your weight between 110-140 pounds. Better to be at about 120 pounds. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
165 - 180 pounds: Decades ago, when I was in Medical School, ideal weight was estimated like this for women: 100 pounds for 5 feet tall; add 5 pounds per inch. So for 5... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No such thing: The "ideal weight" charts were put together decades ago by non-physician bean counters who looked at longevity without any common-sense about causatio... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Variable: Ideal weight incorporates age as well as height at any age. If figured using body mass index on an 18 yo it would be at 117 lb (106-129). If done usin... Read More
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Varies: At a height of 5'2", a weight of between 101 and 136 lbs will give you a normal body mass index (bmi) of between 18.5 and 25. However, this number do... Read More
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
ideal weight: A bmi (body mass index) in the low 20's is desirable/ideal. Using a bmi chart 120-125lbs would give you a bmi of about 22 which is very good. At 140... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Varies by age: You can go to the cdc website and download a growth chart and plot the height and weight at any given age. The percentile of weight should correspond ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Tough to say: General rule of thumb, and this can be way off, depending on body type and muscle mass, etc. Women at 5 foot even 100 pounds. 5 pounds per inch therea... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
About 145-160 lbs: Depending on your build, your bmi should be between 20-25. For 5'9'' female, your weight should be between 145-160 lbs.
A female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 23 years experience
About 120 lbs: Although weight can vary for everyone, and different weight is appropriate for different people, for a person about 5'4" the ideal weight is about 10... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Look up "BMI": The Body Mass Index is a number based on only two things: weight and height. You can easily find a BMI calculator on Google. If your BMI is under 18, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Depends: With 21 years old, depends on your frame , you should be between 120- 130 lbs with your height.
A female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Ideal wt: At 64 inches, 128 is your mid normal weight.
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