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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)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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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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