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Doctor insights on: Birth Weight Bell Curve

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Why is birth weight plotted on a bell curve?

Why is birth weight plotted on a bell curve?

Statistics: Most human development parameters exist with a range of data over the whole population, and a bell curve is usually the shape of such data. So plotting birth weight will produce, for a given age, a range of weight, height, head size, length, etc. A bell curve. ...Read more

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Birth Weight (Definition)

Birth weight = weight ...Read more


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Could gaining weight hide kyphosis/scoliosis curves?

Could gaining weight hide kyphosis/scoliosis curves?

Kyphosis weight: I thin that gaining weight will actually make it worse. It would put more strain on your spine, not to mention your heart and joints with excess weight. ...Read more

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Best birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

Best  birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They release low amounts of hormone daily and so will not affect your weight. ...Read more

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Can girls gain a noticeable amount of weight on birth control?

Can girls gain a noticeable amount of weight on birth control?

Weight and the pill: If girls are careful about what they eat they will not gain a noticeable amount of weight. The pill itself does not have significant calories but it does increase your appetite. If you remember that you don't need to eat more on the pill then you won't gain weight. I find that healthy eaters don't gain weight, unhealthy eaters before starting the pill do. It's all about calories in and out. ...Read more

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Effects of mom's weight on growth of low birth weight infants?

Effects of mom's weight on growth of low birth weight infants?

Profound.: Underweight (bmi<18) and overweight (bmi>30) women are more likely to have low birth weight infants. Normalizing maternal weight during pregnancy can improve the birth weight. ...Read more

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Atkins diet cause bell's palsy?

Atkins diet cause bell's palsy?

Bell's Palsy: Probably not. This post viral complication is thought to be caused by a person's own immune system creating antibodies that attack the facial nerves on one side of the face. High protein diet is not to be blamed. ...Read more

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Is weight gain normal on low dose birth control pills?

Is weight gain normal on low dose birth control pills?

No more than 2-3 lbs: Typically long term weight gain is not associated with low dose birth control pills. Upon starting a new pill there may be temporary fluid retention resulting in a 2-3 lb weight gain throught the first 2 to 3 packs of pills. This usually abates with long term use. ...Read more

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I want lifestyle diet to help lose a weight !!! my weight is 85 kg & height 165 CM !! + I'm pear shape body!!

I want lifestyle diet to help lose a weight !!! my weight is 85 kg & height 165 CM !! + I'm pear shape body!!

Our body shape: tends not to change in general. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. ^ nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training ...Read more

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Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs.  Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Trial of labor: There is no right or wrong answer. A trial of labor with timely c/section if there is inadequate progress of cervical dilatation would be a reasonable approach. ...Read more

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Which brand of birth control pills increases breast size but doesn't cause weight gain?

Which brand of birth control pills increases breast size but doesn't cause weight gain?

None: Most birth control pills have 2 hormones - a type of estrogen and progestin. Most women don't have any side effects with the pill. Some people if they are hormone sensitive can get bloating, breast tenderness. You might notice slight swelling in breasts but not a noticeable increase in breast size. Most people who have bloating do see an increase in weight so typically they go together. ...Read more

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If I'm over weight as in 302 pounds will my birth control pills stop working?

If I'm over weight as in 302 pounds will my birth control pills stop working?

302: No, your weight won't stop your birth control pills. But you do need to go on a diet starting immediately. Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian. Don't try to lose weight in a hurry - 25-40 pounds weight loss a year will keep you on track for a few years. ...Read more

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My weight is 165 lbs. Age 24. Height 5'.6''.What is ideal weight according to my height?

130lbs...: For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for every inch over 5 ft. So 100 + 30 = 130. Give or take 10% depending on the size of your frame. Small frame: 117 lbs med frame: 130 lbs large frame: 143 lbs. ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Hormones : Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen. Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program. ...Read more

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Baby girl 8 mon old weighs 3.2 kgs only.ASD closure on14Apr2014.Has Hypothyroidism,midly dialated ventricles & soft palate cleft.No weight gain yet.

Concerning: ASD closed in April, no weight gain by end of June, Child's nutrition regimen needs to be evaluated by local doctors on several avenues...1. Caloric intake...enough to grow? 2. Feeding method--Is it designed to accommodate the cleft without causing respiratory distress? 3. Does the child tire out on feedings. 4. Thyroxine dosing may need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause you lose weight fast?

Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause you lose weight fast?

Not typically: Scoliosis often happens during rapid growth, and this period can also be associated with people losing weight or at least appearing "skinnier" . But scoliosis itself does not typically cause weight loss. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Why is birth weight plotted on a bell curve?

Statistics: Most human development parameters exist with a range of data over the whole population, and a bell curve is usually the shape of such data. So plotting birth weight will produce, for a given age, a range of weight, height, head size, length, etc. A bell curve. ...Read more

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