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I am currently underweight for my age. How should I gain weight?

I am currently underweight for my age. How should I gain weight?

Eat well & exercise: You should be able to go on to Myweight.gov And after giving necessary information like age, weight, height etc. it will calculate the amount of calories you need for weight gain. Exercise will also help you build muscle. If you want to have detailed guidance please call us on Health Tap Prime. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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


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I am 17 and my BMI says I am obese for my age. I have PCOS. Extremely hard to lose weight. Advice?

I am 17 and my BMI says I am obese for my age. I have PCOS. Extremely hard to lose weight. Advice?

Fit and healthy: requires positive choices and you probably know them. "Disease Proof" is a book by David Katz that can help guide you. See your doctor first to make sure the changes you make are safe for you. Peace and good health. Continue to see doc for PCOS. ...Read more

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I am 5'0 tall and 47 years old and active, what should my ideal weight be?

I am 5'0 tall and 47 years old and active, what should my ideal weight be?

Youthful bodyweight: Think of when you were 21 years old-- how much did u weigh then? And how did your body look? Through exercise and excellent nutrition I think we can slow the aging process and look/feel good. Weight is just a number on a scale-- better to take a different perspective I would say. Keep in mind- muscle is denser than fat! Results may take some time but don't give up! Live well! ...Read more

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

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

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Hi I am a girl and 17 years old my height is 5'4 and my weight is 45-46 i want to increase my weight and my height....

Hi I am a girl and  17 years old my height is 5'4 and my weight is 45-46 i want to increase my weight and my height....

GROWTH IN HT /WT: At your age, there is still a chance to increase your height a little. You need to increase your weight more because it is in the 3rd percentile . Increase your calorie intake with advice from a nutritionist or eat more to gain weight. ...Read more

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Im 21 years old and im 5'8'' and weigh 172lbs, am i considered over wieght for my age? Please help

Im 21 years old and im 5'8''  and weigh 172lbs, am i considered over wieght for my age? Please help

At 5'8" your weight: Should be 145+ or - 15 pounds, so about 130 to 160 pounds. So, you are a grand total of seven pounds overweight technically depending on your body frame. Exercise and eat a healthy diet so that you can gradually take the pounds off. One pound = 3, 000 calories. Work with a dietitian and a trainer if you have to get the balance back in your life in terms of calories consumed and calories burned. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im 29 years old and weigh 157pounds and 5'3 tall am i overweight?and what is my ideal weight?thank you

Im 29 years old and weigh 157pounds and 5'3 tall am i overweight?and what is my ideal weight?thank you

Ideal weight: There are many charts and rough estimates to determine your "ideal" weight. On simple old way is to be 100 lbs at 5 feet and add 5 lbs for each inch, so for you roughly 115 lbs. The more recent way is to use calculation called the BMI or body mass index. Using this method your ideal weight range is 105 to 130 lbs. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old woman and i'm 5'2". However i weigh 145lbs. Am i overweight for my height?

I am 22 years old woman and i'm 5'2". However i weigh 145lbs. Am i overweight for my height?

BMI: Using body mass index (bmi) as a guide, given your height and weight, your bmi is 26.5. This is considered overweight. Normal bmi is 18.5 to 24.9; overweight is 25 to 29.9. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old and my height is 5feet 4inches. My weight is 67 kg. What should be my weight as per my height?

Weight: I need to convert kg to lbs & then back again. At a height of 5 '4" - 125 to 138 pounds is a fine range (less if your had a small frame). You are the equivalent of 147.7 pounds. So it would be recommended that you weight roughly btwn 56.69 to 62.59 kg (more if you are muscular). Take care. ...Read more

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I am 23 year old and my height is 6.1, weigt 68.I think that my weight is not according to my height and age..Plzzz suggest how can I increase my weigh?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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I am 37 years old and my height is 5.4 my weight is 69 kg. what should i do for losing my weight.

BMI 26: People falling in this BMI range are considered overweight and would benefit from finding healthy ways to lower their weight, such as diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I am male of 23 years age my BMI shows that i m underweight i dontget healthy whenever i started to gain weight suddenly again i become thin?

Hi doctor I am male of 23 years age my BMI shows that i m underweight i dontget healthy whenever i started to gain weight suddenly again i become thin?

Not clear: Uncertain I am clear about your position. Inability to gain weight can be genetics or due to your health status. You may have a condition that accelerates weight loss - such as an over active thyroid or a condition that does not absorb food, what we call malabsorption. You physician can clarify this. ...Read more

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What should I weigh for my height and age 70?

Search table: Google ht/wt averages 4 70yo + u can c where u stand against the population. ...Read more

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I am 16 year old boy and I am 5'7 and my parents are of normal height so how i can grow fast?

Eat right & exercise: There is no way to make yourself "grow fast" other than to eat right. If you want to guess how tall you might become, check out http://voices.Yahoo.Com/3-ways-predict-childrens-adult-height-8446463.Html. ...Read more

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I am a 21 year old female. I checked my weight today and I weighted 100.9 pounds. My height is 5'3. Am I at my healthiest weight? Help me!

I am a 21 year old female. I checked my weight today and I weighted 100.9 pounds. My height is 5'3. Am I at my healthiest weight? Help me!

BMI 18: Given the information that you provided, your BMI is about 18 which is underweight. While the formula alone is not a perfect measure of health, it suggests that you are not a your healthiest weight. To start, stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet. Your doctor can help you determine what other steps might be good for you to achieve better health. ...Read more

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Im 28 years old i weight 250, what should I weight at my age.

Im 28 years old i weight 250, what should I weight at my age.

Depends on height.: It all depends on your height. You can look online for a "bmi calculator", and if you enter your gender, height and weight will find out your bmi. This is a body mass indicator number that will let you know what weight would be appropriate for you and give you a healthy body mass index. Your doctor can also help you with this information, and help you get started on the road to better health. ...Read more

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I am a boy my age is about 21years I am fat and my weight is 100kgs so how can I lose my fats?

I am a boy my age is about 21years I am fat and my weight is 100kgs so how can I lose my fats?

Be strong!: 1 go to your doctor for check up and blood work! 2 if all tests are normal, go to diet with lo cal and exercises. Be strong and honest to yourself! good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, I am fourteen years old, am 166cm in height, and weigh roughly 46kg. Is this a normal weight for my age? I believe I need to lose weight.

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I am fourteen years old, am 166cm in height, and weigh roughly 46kg. Is this a normal weight for my age? I believe I need to lose weight.

BMI: Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of your growth and weight. Your BMI is 16.7 which is a bit low. At age 14 your doctor should have details about your growth curve and you need to get the details from her/him. If you deviate from the curve the doctor will work with you to get you as normal as possible. ...Read more