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I am an 18 year old female who weighs 108 is that healthy?

I am an 18 year old female who weighs 108 is that healthy?

Average if 5'-5'2: The proper weight for age also must factor in height.You can download a chart from www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts to follow this issue.Select the height for age and percentile that falls along and select the same percentile position for weight to see the comon weight. ...Read more

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I am a 11 year old girl who is 4"11 and weighs 107.6 lb. Is that normal?

11 yrs old?: I'm sorry but you need to be at least 16 yrs old to ask questions on this site. Please have one of your parents ask for you. Sorry. ...Read more

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What is a 18 yr old girl that is 5'2 tall weight ?

What is a 18 yr old girl that is 5'2 tall weight ?

Weght for Height: For average build, 105-110 lbs is average. ...Read more

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How much should a girl who is 18 years old and is 5'3" tall weigh?

How much should a girl who is 18 years old and is 5'3" tall weigh?

About 110-120: The expected weight for a 5'3" 18yo female is 114 based on cdc growth charts. You can download copies of a growth chart from the cdc sit & follow your progress. Go to www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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Can an 18 year old active male become a vegetarian? Is that healthy?

Can an 18 year old active male become a vegetarian? Is that healthy?

Vegetarian: Sure. As long as it is done in a balanced, thoughtful way. Just remember that if you cut out meats that you need to still get certain nutrients that are mostly found in animal products (although easily found in non animal products, just takes research): Omega-3-fatty acids, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Vitamin D, and iron. Follow the link http://www.medicinenet.com/vegetarian_and_vegan_diet/article.htm ...Read more

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Hello.I am 29 years old and since puberty I have been liking mature women aged 50 to 70 years more than girls my age.Is this probrem?Thank you.

Hello.I am 29 years old and since puberty I have been liking mature women aged 50 to 70 years more than girls my age.Is this probrem?Thank you.

Define problem !: It will be hard to find a peer group your age that would accept your preference, but how and what you do is your business.If you can find any willing partners, go for it. However, you may want to invest some time with a therapist to reveal why you are drawn to this age group. It may help you become more comfortable with your choices. ...Read more

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Is 100 pounds underweight for an 18 year old girl?

Is 100 pounds underweight for an 18 year old girl?

Depends: If she is 5 foot tall it would be pretty normal. Above 5'4" it is a bit underweight. ...Read more

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Hi! my daughter is 14 years old, she is 5"6.5 and weighs 128.4 pounds. She is also very active. is this a healthy weight?

Hi! my daughter is 14 years old, she is 5"6.5 and weighs 128.4 pounds. She is also very active. is this a  healthy weight?

Normal weight.: This is appropriate weight for her. Being skinny or slender person does not translate to being unhealthy. Unhealthy or not has to do with what you eat and your life style. ...Read more

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My father had a massive stroke one year ago. He is a 54 year old healthy Caucasian male. What are the statistics for life expectancy?

My father had a massive stroke one year ago. He is a 54 year old healthy Caucasian male. What are the statistics for life expectancy?

No clear data: Hello Weinstein, The name of the game is risk factor control: blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose control and anti-platelet therapy if the stroke was not a bleeding type. If all risk factors are controlled, he could live quite a long while (>10 years). If poorly controlled, then his life expectancy will be reduced accordingly. Only God knows. ...Read more

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For a small framed 5'6 18 year old female how badly over weight is 145?

For a small framed 5'6 18 year old female how badly over weight is 145?

Not overweight at al: You are at 75th percentile by height, 80th percentile by weight with a normal body mass index that is considered normal. A lot of girls think that they have to model themselves after Hollywood or show biz standards. Not so!!! This is a false standard. Several years ago a teenage fashion model in Italy basically starved herself to death and they finally passed a law saying that designers had to des ...Read more

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Is masturbation a reason for less semon content in a 19 year old boy who had been masturbating for almost 5 years ?

Can be: It depends on how often the man is ejaculating. Sometimes the count will be lower if a man ejaculates daily. Several times daily can certainly lower counts. ...Read more

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What is the healthy weight for a 5'2 18 year old female?

What is the healthy weight for a 5'2 18 year old female?

104-124: The average expected weight would be 112.However the healthy range is broader. Athletes would tend to be heavier. ...Read more

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Is 125 normal for a 5'7 18 year old female?

Is 125 normal for a 5'7 18 year old female?

Yes: In a child of average build, 125-135 is good weight for height. ...Read more

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If a 14 year old girl weighs 114 and is 5'2" is she overweight?

If a 14 year old girl weighs 114 and is 5'2" is she overweight?

Healthy: Your Body Mass Index is at 63% - a healthy weight. The range of weight your height can carry and be healthy is 88-130 pounds. Stay active - drink lots of water and eat balanced diet with fruits/veges/fibers. Get 8 hours of sleep - limited sleep can contribute to weight gain. If your weight concerns is becoming an intrusive worry - visit with your MD. Right now relax and enjoy life! ...Read more

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Is 20 pounds loss over 2 months healthy for an 18 years old female? I am 5'3 and 132.5 pounds.

Is 20 pounds loss over 2 months healthy for an 18 years old female? I am 5'3 and 132.5 pounds.

Depends: It is quite a substantial weight loss. You should get examined by a doctor before you engage in substantial diet/weight loss programs and to define a program that is right for you. ...Read more

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Im a 16 year old girl who hasn't hit puberty. Is this common?

Im a 16 year old girl who hasn't hit puberty. Is this common?

No: Any girl who has not had nipple enlargement by 13 and menses by 15 should have an evaluation done. A pediatric endocrinologist would be my referral destination, but there are some tests i would order while awaiting a chance for the patient to be seen.A bone age, hormonal studies and possible chromosome study would be a starting point. ...Read more

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5'7 13 year old girl and weighs 153. Is this normal for a girl?

5'7 13 year old girl and weighs 153. Is this normal for a girl?

Relatively common: This set of numbers would place a girl at the 97% for height and 95% for weight when compared to other 13 year olds.Or height an weight match norms of the us population. See the cdc website for a growth chart. www.cdc.gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a healthy cholesterol level for a 16 year old girl who weighs about 110?

Anyone know what is a healthy cholesterol level for a 16 year old girl who weighs about 110?

The best..: ..Is a total cholesterol less than 120. In general, the higher your HDL (good cholesterol) and the lower your LDL (bad cholesterol) the better. Up to 160-180 is still alright, but the LDL needs to stay less than 100. Over 200 is high. ...Read more

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My daughter is malnourishee and she's 11 years old. She is short considering her age but very much active in everything.Any vitamin suggestion?

My daughter is malnourishee and she's 11 years old. She is short considering her age but very much active in everything.Any vitamin suggestion?

Depends: On the nature of the malnourishment! and/or if she has evidence of symptoms such as bad behavior, hyperactivity etc. If there are such symptoms it is because of the sugar, pop, ice cream etc------the usual and customary malnourishment for kids in america. It causes vitamin b deficiency. ...Read more