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What to do if i'm 20 years old, 5 foot 5 inches, and i weigh 89 pounds how can I gain weight?

What to do if i'm 20 years old, 5 foot 5 inches, and i weigh 89 pounds how can I gain weight?

Consider working w: a nutritionist. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil or, canola oil ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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I'm a 16 year old girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 160 lbs. Is this overweight?

I'm a 16 year old girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 160 lbs. Is this overweight?

Overweight: You have a body mass index (bmi) of 31.2 which is classified as obese. A bmi of 25-29 is overweight. 30-39 is obese. Over 40 is morbidly obese. Keep in mind that bmi is not a perfect estimate of obesity. If you have a lot of muscle, your bmi may be falsely elevated, and you may not be obese. Just try to avoid junk food/soda/carbs, and try to exercise (or play a sport). That will help lower your wt. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and my height is 5 ft 10inches , what should be my standard weight ?

I'm 19 and my height is 5 ft 10inches , what should be my standard weight ?

You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best. ...Read more

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I'd elevated TSH;around 18, taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily, it's under control now but I look bloated, height 5.7", 145 lbs, age 29. What is wrong here?

I'd elevated TSH;around 18, taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily, it's under control now but I look bloated, height 5.7", 145 lbs, age 29. What is wrong here?

Hypothyroidism: Eltroxin (levothyroxine) is used for hypothyroidism. If your TSH is 18, then you probably need an increase in dose of your eltroxin, although 100 mcg is probably enough to make you feel better, but a dose that normalizes your TSH will make you feel normal. Make sure you take it on an empty stomach and without hot liquids. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I gave up the bread, cereal & sweets i ate everyday for 6 weeks and i've barely lost 5 lbs. Don't get it. I'm 45, 165 lbs. Occasional exercise. Help!

I gave up the bread, cereal & sweets i ate everyday for 6 weeks and i've barely lost 5 lbs. Don't get it. I'm 45, 165 lbs. Occasional exercise. Help!

Time: You are starting to lose weight. Would continue what you are doing and increase your exercise. You still need to look at the total amount of calories you are taking in every day. ...Read more

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I am f, 5 ft 1in 53 yrs have lost 40 lb in 6 mo by workin out hr a day dancing an elliptical. I eat 1000 cal a day. Wt lossslowing help wt128

I am f, 5 ft 1in 53 yrs have lost 40 lb in 6 mo by workin out  hr a day dancing an elliptical.  I eat 1000 cal a day. Wt lossslowing  help  wt128

Weight: Congratulations on losing 40 lbs! your bmi is now 24 (ideal range); so maintaining present weight would be fine. Often weight loss hits a plateau period before dropping any more. If you wish to lose few more pounds, eat healthy meals, control portion size, limit fast food & sugary foods, continue exercise, & you'll reach your goal. ...Read more

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How many pounds should a 16 year old female, 5 ft 10inch weigh?

How  many pounds should a  16 year old female, 5 ft 10inch weigh?

~150 lbs : An easy way to calculate a woman's ideal body weight is to estimate 100 pounds for the first 5 feet of height. Then add five pounds for every inch above that. A 5 ft 10 in woman would have the ideal body weight of 150 lbs. If your body frame is larger, then add 10%, and if your body frame is smaller, then subtract 10%. This gives you a healthy weight range 135-165 lbs. ...Read more

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Any tip make a prednisone taper below 5 mg less taxing? I'm REALY struggling & it's affecting my job. I told my doctor & he just said keep tapering.

Any tip make a prednisone taper below 5 mg less taxing? I'm REALY struggling & it's affecting my job. I told my doctor & he just said keep tapering.

Prednisone Taper: Unfortunately, some of us don't really listen or understand what our patients are telling us. Look Doc, I can't function at all with my prednisone under 5 mg. I don't know how long or why you are on prednisone. If you can't make him listen and it is affecting you like that, then maybe you need a second opinion. That's how I would handle it. ...Read more

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I exercise 50-90 minutes a day, eat clean food, never exceed 1600 calories and I cannot stop gaining weight. (174 cm; 64 kg). It is slow, but constant?

I exercise 50-90 minutes a day, eat clean food, never exceed 1600 calories and I cannot stop gaining weight. (174 cm; 64 kg). It is slow, but constant?

Something amiss: Based on your age, gender, weight and height your basal metabolic rate is around 1400 cal/day: thats what you need just to live without moving at all! Odds are you burn more than 200 cal just moving about, without including your exercise. So either something awry with you metabolism and/or your estimated caloric intake. You should review this with your doc. ...Read more

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What is a good exercise for a 13 yr old, 5 ft 5, 125 lbs to do?

What is a good exercise for a 13 yr old, 5 ft 5, 125 lbs to do?

Just have fun!: At this age, exercise should just be fun. Go for a bike ride, play some basketball, go swimming. The ht and wt are healthy so there is no reason to go on a crazy exercise regimen. Just have her/him do what they enjoy to stay active and learn how to incorpprate it into their daily lives. ...Read more

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Tsh 4.0 T3 (liothyronine) 27 T4 7.4 testosterone 58 tpo antibody 359 pregnant 7 weeks having chills no fever no overweight BMI 23 worried if something serious help?

Tsh 4.0 T3 (liothyronine) 27 T4 7.4 testosterone 58 tpo antibody 359 pregnant 7 weeks having chills no fever no overweight BMI 23 worried if something serious help?

Check with Dr.: Your tpo antibody is high, and more than a third of the women who test positive for thyroid peroxidase (tpo) antibodies while pregnant go on to develop abnormal thyroid hormone levels within two years, more followup needs to be done with these women. Your body maybe attacking your thyroid gland. This is not an emergency please do not panic and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Sir.My heart rate became less 45, & love B/P 150/65 ple give remedy.? & I am walking daily morning 45 minutes Evening 30 minutes.

Sir.My heart rate became less 45, & love B/P 150/65 ple give remedy.? & I am walking daily morning 45 minutes Evening 30 minutes.

Review your meds: If you were symptomatic meaning, : felt weak, tired, dizzy. flushed when you had this low heart rate and If you are on a betablocker or calcium channel blockers( medication ending in 'lol' or 'pine' or cardizem.. have your primary doc lower the dosage. if this persists have him refer you to a cardiologist for thourough cardiac eval. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Weight Loss: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for concern about Health, Your weight is affected by your calorie intake, nutrient absorption, activity level and overall health. See a Physician for possible diagnosis of Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism; and have treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for depression. ...Read more

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I'm playing in gym (body building) my weight is 75 kg and my tall is 183 CM i need to improve my weight ( i played about 45 days )?

I'm playing in gym (body building) my weight is 75 kg and my tall is 183 CM i need to improve my weight ( i played about 45 days )?

Squats : Squats done in proper form will make you gain fat as it involves multiple joints . If you have not done them before seek a coach or personal trainer's help as it can cause injuries if not done properly. Increase the amount of calories that you consume by adding whey protein shakes and eating a balanced diet with a ratio of 40/40/20 for carb/proteins/fats respectively. ...Read more

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What type of specific meal plan can increase calorie intake to 2000 for college student. I'm 5"11 and weigh 125 with high metabolism. I'm very slim. ?

What type of specific meal plan can increase calorie intake to 2000 for college student. I'm 5"11 and weigh 125 with high metabolism. I'm very slim. ?

Slim: Yes you are slim and yes, you need to put on weight. Of the various options available to you I would start by having an appointment made with a hospital (or university) based dietitian. You won't bulge overnight but I am confident you will gain weight. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old.My height is 5 feet 1.4 inch.Weight is 65 kg after stillbirth.Is it over weight.If s.What is average weightand how much wt to reduce?

I am 24 year old.My height is 5 feet 1.4 inch.Weight is 65 kg after stillbirth.Is it over weight.If s.What is average weightand  how much wt to reduce?

You are almost 40: Pounds overweight (more than 18 kg overweight) and the only way to reduce is through limiting food intake and increasing exercise. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and 168 pounds and i want to lose weight. I'm slightly active. What can I do? I live on a college campus.

Lifestyle change: You are very wise to want to change. Be brave, and join a group of peers who exercise together; work very hard & they'll accept you though at first you'll have trouble keeping up. Being fit normalizes your appetite & this is much better than counting calories -- though you might want to read a science-based book on nutrition while you're at it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation X's 1 yr. Often I'm bloated, stomach distended & my stools are gray. Wt. gain. I take Tamoxifen X's 2 years. What could it be?

Chronic constipation X's 1 yr.  Often I'm bloated, stomach distended & my stools are gray. Wt. gain. I take Tamoxifen X's 2 years.  What could it be?

Diet and exercise: With increasing age metabolism slows down and people gain weight with their usual food intake. Reduce your intake, drink plenty of water, add fiber to your diet or take a laxative like Metamucil. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more