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Doctor insights on: Bmi For Children Under 2

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Why do children with a higher BMI tend to enter puberty early?

Why do children with a higher BMI tend to enter puberty early?

BMI and puberty: Although the true cause remains unknown, many theorize that there is a link to the connection between fat content and sex steroid (estrogen and testosterone) synthesis. For example, the enzyme aromatase is strongly expressed on advocates (fat cells). ...Read more

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How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

Yes: Bmi for teens and children is differnt for that of adults. Teens and children's bmis are gender and age specific. For more information, check out www. Cdc. Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi. Html
the site has bmi charts and bmi calculator for children and teens. ...Read more

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What is mean BMI or table for average weight by height for children?

What is mean BMI or table for average weight by height for children?

Tables online: There are many online bmi calculators you can download, entering the child's age, gender, weight and height. 5th-85th %ile is the range of normal. 25th-75th %ile is average. 85th-95th%ile is overweight. > 95th%ile is obese. <5th %ile is underweight. See http://pediatrics.About. Com/cs/usefultools/l/bl_bmi_calc. Htm. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the formula for calculating body mass index (bmi) for children and teenagers?

Can you please describe the formula for calculating body mass index (bmi) for children and teenagers?

Formula: Formula is---- weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703.

Calculate bmi by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. ...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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28 years. Male. Normal bmi. My doc said that the distance between the two bones in both of my knee joints have decreased and hence the pain. Reasons?

28 years. Male. Normal bmi. My doc said that the distance between the two bones in both of my knee joints have decreased and hence the pain. Reasons?

Orthopedist: An orthopedic doctor would give you additional information and a way to help your situation. Glad everything else is good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I think-my cervix is too low, 0.5cm from the vulva. Prolapse maybe? I'm 23, bmi:19.5 and want to have children. My next gyn appointment in november. Thanks

Prolapse/long cervix: If you haven't had any risk factors for prolapse--childbearing, obesity, lifting heavy things, straining--then another possibility is simply a very long cervix. Discuss with your provider at your visit. Either way, most people can achieve a healthy pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I am a mother of 11 children, BMI 38 161cm, on CPAP, fluoxetine 20mg daily, OA. Codeine phos, walking on a hilly track, I was so sobe? I am worried

Hi, I am a mother of 11 children, BMI 38 161cm, on CPAP, fluoxetine 20mg daily, OA. Codeine phos, walking on a hilly track, I was so sobe? I am worried

Short of Breath: From what you have said you are overweight and already have breathing issues. Are you concerned that you were more SOB than you would expect? If so see your GP and have a discussion about what happened and the surrounding issues of the symptoms. ...Read more

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19.2 BMI okay?

Yes: Its a good bmi- but I wouldn't want you to be much thinner than that. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 19.2 a healthy bmi?

19.2 is: In the normal weight range, but there is much more to being healthy than just bmi. It's simply a calculation and doesn't state whether you're healthy or not. Discuss other health matters with your medical team. ...Read more

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What to do to reduce BMI from 29 to 23 in 2 weeks?

What to do to reduce BMI from 29 to 23 in 2 weeks?

Excessive: This is a large weight loss in a short amount of time! It sounds dangerous! Low steady weight loss sustained by lifestyle change is a better strategy. You can lose one to two pounds a week safely. Slow and steady wins the race! ...Read more

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I have a BP of 130/90. 6'2" 120kg 30+ bmi 21 years Is it high/normal?

On the high side: Your blood pressure is on the high side. Would recommend rechecking whenever possible looking for a trend. Losing weight will help the most in the long run. ...Read more

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I'm 44. I am 6'2 and 175 lbs according to BMI I am good but I want to gain about 20 lbs how do I do it quickly?

I'm 44. I am 6'2 and 175 lbs according to BMI I am good but I want to gain about 20 lbs how do I do it quickly?

Eat healthy high: calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, > ...Read more

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I am male. Age 45. 6ft 2 inches and weigh 208 lbs. What should be my ideal goal weight? At current weight my BMI is 26.8.

BMI: The upper limit of the BMI range is 25 but 26.8 is not far above this. When BMI was determined were you fully clothed, wearing boots, etc. If you have bathroom scales at home you might want to compare your results with that at the doctor's office. At home you won't need to worry about clothing. ...Read more

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28.BP110/72.LDL165, HDL43 Trig60X20%=12.Tot Chol220 (Lost 20 pds since then).BMI 22.7 and gluc >100.Inactive 2 mnths. Low Stroke Risk? Gpa had one at 60.

28.BP110/72.LDL165, HDL43 Trig60X20%=12.Tot Chol220 (Lost 20 pds since then).BMI 22.7 and gluc >100.Inactive 2 mnths. Low Stroke Risk? Gpa had one at 60.

Hi LDL: Hi. Your BP is excellent. Your LDL is high and your HDL is not great. Your triglycerides and calculated VLDL are great (and suggestive of good insulin sensitivity). You're young, and it's hard to recommend lifelong preventive medicine sometimes for some people (not for me or for many others, however). Glucose > 100 - was that fasting? If so, that's abnormal; if not, probably OK. I'd treat LDL. ...Read more

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I went from have a bmi of 18.2 to 15.99 in six months. I'm 20 years old and I'm 5'6. I have tons of health issues, could this relate? How dangerous?

I went from have a bmi of 18.2 to 15.99 in six months. I'm 20 years old and I'm 5'6. I have tons of health issues, could this relate? How dangerous?

Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infectious, nutritional, gastrointestinal, endocrine issues causing the problem with your weight. Your BMI is dangerously low. You need to initiate a local work-up with a doctor right away. Please. ...Read more

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I've ↑ cals alot 2 recover from an eating D. Bmi was 22 a wk ago. I've gained SO much weight I cant bear anymore. How long should metab take to speedup?

I've ↑ cals alot 2 recover from an eating D. Bmi was 22 a wk ago. I've gained SO much weight I cant bear anymore. How long should metab take to speedup?

Normal: A body mass index of 22 is normal and healthy, so there is no need for you to lose weight. You can improve your body composition (more muscle and less fat) by eating enough protein (60 grams a day), cutting out sugars and empty carbohydrates, and working out 20-60 minutes a day. Exercise increases your metabolic rate and low-fat dieting or fasting decrease your metabolic rate. ...Read more

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What is bmi?

What is bmi?

Body Mass Index: Bmibody mass index bmi is used to find out if a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. ...Read more

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What is BMI?

What is BMI?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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What is my bmi?

Body mass index: Body mass index is a calculated number using the following formula: (703 x weight in lbs.) divided by height in inches squared. Ideal bmi is between 18.5 and 25.0. Overweight is a bmi between 25.0-29.9, obese is a bmi of 30.0 or greater. ...Read more

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What is optimal bmi?

Overweight / obesity: Optimal bmi is 20-25 kg/m2. Overweight is 25-30, obese is more than 30. However, this is a guide, and individuals may vary. Bmi is just weight/height, so someone (usually a male) who is stocky and muscular can have a high bmi yet be very lean. ...Read more

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What exactly is bmi?

What exactly is bmi?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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What's the ideal BMI?

Best BMI: The healthiest is <25. Those with this BMI OR LESS live the longest and healthiest on the average.

Data that lowering your BMI to this will give you the same benefits are not available. ...Read more

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Is a BMI of 25.5 good?

In indicates: That you're very slightly overweight. Eat less and exercise more to lost the weight for your overall health. Bmi is just a measurement of weight relative to height. It's not reflective of your overall health; and it's not "good" or "bad", it's just a calculation. ...Read more

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How do you measure BMI?

How do you measure BMI?

Simply a formula: Calculation. Google: "BMI formula". E.g. For US typical units BMI = 703 x Wt (pounds)/Ht (inches)squared. This means BMI does not compensate for type of body build & may be very misleading. It was developed by a mathematician, adopted by the insurance/advance-monetary-time-payment industry as a crude indicator of body build for the masses &, in turn, adopted by the medical disease industry. ...Read more

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How is my BMI measured?

Use height and weigh: BMI is a calculated value using your weight in kilograms and dividing by your height in meters squared Kg/M2. The easiest way to find this value is to just use a BMI calculator online. You can google "BMI calculator" and just plug your values in and it will give you an answer in a couple of seconds. ...Read more

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How bad is a BMI of 14.9?

Potentially: Very dangerous. Talk w/your doctor about your eating disorder. ...Read more

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