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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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What amount novolog on sliding scale at meal times?

What amount novolog on sliding scale at meal times?

Individualized: Hi. No one on this site can tell you that information. You need to talk with your doctor or see a specialist who deals with diabetes. The amount of Novolog you take for meals depends meal-by-meal on what your sugar is coming into the meal, what & how much you're going to eat, and your current sensitivity to insulin. You need to be doing frequent glucose monitoring to keep it safe & effective. ...Read more

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Why is it thjat my top rated weight scale at home has me weigh 10 pounds lighter than in the MD's office? Mayce MD's scale not properly calibrated?

Why is it thjat my top rated weight scale at home has me weigh 10 pounds lighter than in the MD's office? Mayce MD's scale not properly calibrated?

Who knows.: CAlibrate your own scale. Use a 10# bag of sugar or flour. See how close your scale is. It may be correct or not. If it is correct, make sure you are getting weighed int the same manner as at your doctor and at the same time of day. If you ate prior eat now and try to have the same fluid balance as before. It all goes to gether. ...Read more

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Concerned about GFR value 51. Very muscular, active 70 yo male. Using other formula w/ weight, GFR is 70 and scale said 70 was average for age 70. ?

Concerned about GFR value 51. Very muscular, active 70 yo male. Using other  formula w/ weight, GFR is 70 and scale said 70 was average for age 70.

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EGFR: E is for estimated. There are many ways to estimate gfr. Best validated is the mdrd available at national kidney foundation. http://www.kidney.org/professionals/kdoqi/gfr.cfm. Egfr declines with age and indeed 70 is about normal for age 70. You sound very muscular so you are not normal. 50 is probably your normal. Avoid medications that could hurt your kidneys and do not become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Chol 199, LDL 121, HDL 62, Trigl. 85. Why the push to get LDLbelow 100? Eat low carbs , prep most fresh food. Lost 30 lbs last yr w/gall bldr issues

Chol 199, LDL 121, HDL 62, Trigl. 85. Why the push to get LDLbelow 100?  Eat low carbs , prep most fresh food. Lost 30 lbs last yr w/gall bldr issues

New guidelines: Sounds like you're doing all the right things with a healthy diet and staying at a healthy weight. New guidelines were released last year, where we are no longer trying to reach a specific target number but rather treating patients who have certain risk factors. Talk to your doctor about these risk factors. ...Read more

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I'm 20yo female.5 feet 2".38 kg weight. Bmi : underweight.How can I gain weight & get my BMI to healthy weight? I walk 1 hr everyday.Is that a problem

I'm 20yo female.5 feet 2".38 kg weight. Bmi : underweight.How can I gain weight & get my BMI to healthy weight? I walk 1 hr everyday.Is that a problem

See below: You need to increase your caloric intake. Ideally you should meet with a nutritionist to go over a proper diet for you. I imagine you are not eating enough. ...Read more

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I am 5ft 4 height and weigh 9 stones 10 pounds is my weight healthy?

I am 5ft 4 height and weigh 9 stones 10 pounds is my weight healthy?

Stones?: Most of us on this side of the pond think of stones as "mick and the boys", not as 14 pounds! generally speaking, 8-10 stones would be fine for 5 feet 4 inches of height. Each individual is different, and some have good reason to stay on the slimmer side (such as a person with pre-diabetes or high cholesterol problems). ...Read more

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5'6" 21yr old, 205lb, muscular, flat tummy, big thighs, can't loose weight at all, workout hour daily. What should my calorie intake be? & am i obese?

5'6"  21yr old, 205lb, muscular, flat tummy, big thighs, can't loose weight at all, workout hour daily. What should my calorie intake be? & am i obese?

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'm currently 17 years old doing weight watchers. I weigh 241.6 lbs. Will weight watchers work for me?

I'm currently 17 years old doing weight watchers. I weigh 241.6 lbs. Will weight watchers work for me?

Usually: No diet program works for everyone but weightwatcher has a good record. However without regular exercise (including weight-training), the chances for you to maintain long-term weight loss is not good even if you had great success initially. One cannot diet forever. ...Read more

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My body fat percentage tells me I'm on fitness level, but im still flabby looking? I'm 5'5 139 pounds, I'm 16 a GUY, my waist is 31inches

My body fat percentage tells me I'm on fitness level, but im still flabby looking? I'm 5'5 139 pounds, I'm 16 a GUY, my waist is 31inches

PERCENT BODY FAT: If your percent body fat is elevated and you are within normal range of IBW for your height. You need an exam& full lab work up.I recommend: GLUTEN FREE DIET(WHOLEAPPROACH.COM) VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS to increase the production of ATP at a cellular level(UBIQUINOL/RIBOSE/CARNITINE) Then focus your work out regimen on core strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Are BMI ranges a good measure to go buy when setting weight loss goals?

Are BMI ranges a good measure to go buy when setting weight loss goals?

Yes: Aiming to be in the "healthy" BMI (body mass index) zone is a good long term goal for weight loss. However, some persons have mainly tummy fat. For those people, being in the "healthy" BMI range may still not be good enough, because excess tummy fat may be a part of "metabolic syndrome". Metabolic syndrome can lead to diabetes, so those patients should reduce tummy fat even if BMI is "healthy". ...Read more

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Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Small steps: Significant weight loss starts with small weight loss. Set smaller, 5 lb goals and achieve many of these through daily cardiovascular exercise. This is as easy as a 30-40 minute walk daily. Be persistent and you will succeed. ...Read more

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I'm curious why even with weight loss (-17pounds) my scale BMI doesn't really ever change?

I'm curious why even with weight loss (-17pounds) my scale BMI doesn't really ever change?

Need more info: Study findings appearing in the may 2010 issue of "obstetrics and gynecology" suggest that racial- and ethnic-specific bmi cutoff values are needed as current cutoffs fail to identify many whites and hispanics as overweight. Other diagnostic measures such as waist circumference and blood pressure should be used in combination with bmi to accurately determine health risk. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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I'm curious why even with weight loss (-17pounds) my scale BMI doesn't really ever change?

I'm curious why even with weight loss (-17pounds) my scale BMI doesn't really ever change?

Know body compositio: It is important not to confuse bmi with body fat. The bmi (body mass index) numbers are not percentages of body fat. If bmi is same but fat is decreasing. There are quite a few groups of people for whom bmi is not as accurate –- short women and muscular people, to name two. Bmi also varies according to some ethnic groups. Knowing body fat percentage is an improvement over bmi. ...Read more

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Loosing weight without really trying, labs norm, sonogram& cat norm. Male 6'3" BMI is 40". Gut hurts when I eat bread. Lost 6 lbs in two weeks. ??????

Loosing weight without really trying, labs norm, sonogram& cat norm. Male 6'3" BMI is 40". Gut hurts when I eat bread. Lost 6 lbs in two weeks. ??????

Gluten Senstivity: You are likely to have gluten sensitivity (this is why you can't eat bread). Because of the inflammation caused by the bread and gluten you are not absorbing so that is why you are loosing weight. Being that you BMI is 40 it would be recommended that you lose weight by avoiding all bread, pasta, flour, cereal, oatmeal, beer, etc. You will actually feel lighter and have more energy. ...Read more

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Height 5' 10" weight 63 kg going to gym 5 days a week....My fitness trainer is suggesting me mass gainer supplement of on company shud i go for it?

Height 5' 10" weight 63 kg going to gym 5 days a week....My fitness trainer is suggesting me mass gainer supplement of on company shud i go for it?

What are your goals?: Weight is not disproportionate for your height. What are you trying for? Muscl mass? If so exercise plus healthy diet with adequate protein low in fat is better bet than supplements. ...Read more

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Im 17 , 5'4 & weigh 164. How much weight should i lose?

Im 17 , 5'4 & weigh 164. How much weight should i lose?

20 pounds: At 5'4", a healthy weight range for most people is between 110 and 144 pounds. So, a good goal for you may be to lose 20 pounds. ...Read more

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My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

Yes: It is slightly over weight. It is not good for a young person to start out adult life as being over-weight. See this site for more info. http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm. ...Read more

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Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more