A 36-year-old member asked:
how can i increase my bmi, in a week.?
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Pathology 44 years experience
I have a better idea: You can pig out on food and get fat. That is not a good idea. This won't make you healthy. Most of what you read about "healthy BMI" is bunk. What you can do instead is join a group of serious athletes and share a sport that you enjoy, strenuously and spending a lot of time. This will get you the health that trying to manipulate a number will never do.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Can you measure your BMI by what you weigh when you first wake up?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: One can use his weight from any time during the day or night, for calculating BMI. Normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the BMI, which is a measurement that looks at one's weight in comparison to his height. Tall people are allowed to weigh more than short people are. BMI calculators are available at the doctor's office and also on the internet. An adult with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 is normal.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
What is the meaning of BMI ?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Body mass index: The categories normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at one's weight in comparison to her height. Tall people are allowed to weigh more than short people are. Bmi calculators are available at the doctor's office and also on the internet. An adult with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 is normal, 25-29.9 is overweight, and 30 or more is obese.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
How dangerous is a BMI of under 15?
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Family Medicine 24 years experience
Low bmi: Make sure the calculation is correct first, but that is a dangerously low bmi and needs to be addressed by a physician.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
What is my bmi?
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
Body mass index: Body mass index is a calculated number using the following formula: (703 x weight in lbs.) divided by height in inches squared. Ideal bmi is between 18.5 and 25.0. Overweight is a bmi between 25.0-29.9, obese is a bmi of 30.0 or greater.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Is a BMI of 17.8 considered healthy?
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Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Stability is key: Certainly this is below 18.5, which is the low end of normal. However, if you have always been thin, then this is really nothing to worry about. If there are signs of eating disorders, these in themselves have significant health consequences and need to be addressed.
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