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I am 19 yrs old..I am very much overweight for my age and height i wanna lose weight but i can't resist food and over indulge usually ..Help..

I am 19 yrs old..I am very much overweight for my age and height i wanna lose weight but i can't resist food and over indulge usually ..Help..

Dietitian/wt watcher: If you can't resist food, there almost no chance you're going to be able to lose weight consistently. See doc to rule out other problems. A good doctor, good dietitian, good program such as weight watchers may help. Also counseling can be beneficial. There are weight loss drugs, but only work while you're taking them. Avoid health food store stuff as it doesn't work. Surgery? Good luck. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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29/f. A little overweight for my age and height. My resting heart rate is always between 105-115 this is extremely high. What could be the cause?

29/f. A little overweight for my age and height. My resting heart rate is always between 105-115 this is extremely high. What could be the cause?

Tachycardia: Newly evident rapid heart rates need evaluation to exclude organic pathology which can be myriad eg thyrotoxicosis, anemia, infections, pulmonary disorder, cardiac disorder et cetera. In the absence of organic underlying pathology it frequently is a reflection of cardiopulmonary deconditioning. Please check in with a local health care provider or via the concierge at this website. ...Read more

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So I grow an large about of hair on my face and I'm currently overweight for my age and height . I want to know if I could possibly have PCOS. ?

So I grow an large about of hair on my face and I'm currently overweight for my age and height . I want to know if I could possibly have PCOS. ?

See an appropriate D: You fail to describe your menstrual experience. PCOS usually involves irregular or absent menstrual bleeding as well as facial hair, loss of scalp hair, acne, obesity, acanthosis nigricans, etc. An endocrinologist, especially a GYN endocrinologist, is a good way to go. You should diet + exercise to slim down. You may be a candidate for metformin and/or spironolactone. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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I have an active 7 year old boy who is 4 ft 1 in and weighs 64 lbs. Is he overweight for his age and height?

I have an active 7 year old boy who is 4 ft 1 in and weighs 64 lbs.  Is he overweight for his age and height?

Big for age not obes: Your son is growing as fast as my son. If you fit him on a growth chart he will be at 95th percentile for weight and about 90th percentile for height. Which means he has outgrown 90% of boys his age. Follow this link for growth chart: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l021.Pdf. Note that your child's bmi is 18.7 which is normal his weight matches his height! ...Read more

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No period.My weight is 57 kg height is 5 feet 2 inch age is 24.Is this overweight.Did I have pcos.I increase 12kg weight from 9 month.Is it gud or bad?

No period.My weight is 57 kg height is 5 feet 2 inch age is 24.Is this overweight.Did I have pcos.I increase 12kg weight from 9 month.Is it gud or bad?

You decide: The "ideal weight" stuff is sub-science. If you're able to keep up with your athletic peers and like how you look, it's probably all good. I can't diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome at a distance (are your periods okay?), but the mainstay of treatment is aerobic fitness / conditioning. It's in your hands. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am quite over weight (110 kg) as per my age and height also my routine is very busy so can't maintain proper diet and exercise, what should I do ?

I am quite over weight (110 kg) as per my age and height also my routine is very busy so can't maintain proper diet and exercise, what should I do ?

Not a lot: If you cannot maintain a diet and exercise that will promote weight loss, there is not much you can do. Nowadays, people are expecting quick fixes for virtually everything - that's not happening with obesity. Even bariatric surgery will fail if you don't maintain healthy diet. ...Read more

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My height is 167cm.'weight is76kg.And age is 53 years.Am i over weight perspn?

My height is 167cm.'weight is76kg.And age is 53 years.Am i over weight perspn?

Yes: Although there are exceptions ( like professional atheletes) bmi is a measure of your body mass index. Yours is 27 + placing you in the over weight catagory. Consult your doctor for proper diet and activities to achieve a more healthy weight. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and way roughly 170 i'm 5'3 an i over weight? What is the ideal weight for my height and age?

Based on BMI: Based on bmi it will be from 104-141 lbs, but you got to keep in mind that within this range it is very individual, so less is not always better. ...Read more

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I am over weight.. What dieting schedule i follow? Height 172cm weight 79 kg. Age 25yrs

I am over weight.. What dieting schedule i follow? Height 172cm weight 79 kg. Age 25yrs

See Dr. and eat less: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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How can I loose my over weight? My weight is 110kg n my age is 21yrs n my hight is 5'4

How can I loose my over weight? My weight is 110kg n my age is 21yrs n my hight is 5'4

Professional help: Check any bariatric center in your area. Wt. Loss is not only about loosing the wt, it is about managing the problem for life and learning new skills. Magic pill does not exist and doubt it will ever. ...Read more

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Is 64.5k already an overweight for a 30y/o lady with 5'1 in height?

Is 64.5k already an overweight for a 30y/o lady with 5'1 in height?

BMI estimation: Your estimated BMI is 26.8 which is overweight (>/=25). However, BMI has limitations as it may overestimate body fat in athletes & others who have a muscular build while underestimate body fat in older persons & others who have lost muscle. Also, it does not take into account ethnicity. Other methods of assessment such as body composition may be an alternative approach ...Read more

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My height is about 160 centimeters and my weight is about 70kgs, am i overweight? What should I do to reduce it? Because im busy working

My height is about 160 centimeters and my weight is about 70kgs, am i overweight? What should  I do to reduce it? Because im busy working

Body mass index: Use http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmi-m.Htm to calculate your body mass index (i'm curious, why did you use metric units if you're in buffalo, ny?) which comes out to 27.3 normal bmi is <25. Overweight is 25-30 while >30 is obese. Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to health & optimal weight. Physical activity doesn't require a lot of time, just commitment. ...Read more

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Im 19, my weight is 142 pounds and my height is 5'4", im overweight?

Im 19, my weight is 142 pounds and my height is 5'4", im overweight?

Normal variation: Your weight is in upper normal range ,try not to gain more weight because your height is not going to increase more than one inch if at all it does . ...Read more

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My daughter is 22kg she is 5 her height is 1.106 meters is she overweight?

Talk to your doctor: The measurements sound like they are ok. However, your doctor can compare her height and weight over the years and tell you accurately if the height and weight "match". S/he can also tell you if there has been any change in growth rate recently. ...Read more

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I am a teenager my height is 159cm and my weight is 55kg so am i overweight?

Growth chart eval.: Your body mass index which is a ratio of the weight to height is normal. Since i don't know your exact age, your percentiles on the growth curve can not be plotted. Since your body mass index is normal, it is unlikely that your are overweight. Avoiding junk food, soda and fried foods, exercising daily and following up with your physician is advised. I hope this helps. ...Read more