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Doctor what is healthy weight for girl age 14 height 5ft 5in tall tall statue?

Doctor what is healthy weight for girl age 14 height 5ft 5in tall tall statue?

This indicates that: Your are 13 years old. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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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Height 5'6 weights 147.5lbs what is my bmi?

Height 5'6 weights 147.5lbs what is my bmi?

24: These numbers were actually never intended for individuals, but as a measure for populations. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you and lets you take part effectively in your favorite sport. As a predictor of health, the much-sought-after "appropriate bmi" of 18-25 has been a disappointment. It's much more important simply to stay physically fit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is 130 pounds at 5'8 considered underweight?

Is 130 pounds at 5'8 considered underweight?

How do you FEEL?: The "healthy weight" tables you've seen are subscientific. Most elite runners and track-and-field athletes are "underweight" If you're trim and able to keep up with the sports you enjoy, you're fine. ...Read more

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Is a 5'9 16 year old female who weighs 150 pounds overweight?

Is a 5'9 16 year old female who weighs 150 pounds overweight?

BMI = 22.1: Your bmi is in normal range. Healthy weight range is within normal limits. You are not overweight. However, the only question is what is your current activity level? ...Read more

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What if my child's weight percentile is higher than her height percentile?

What if my child's weight percentile is higher than her height percentile?

See below: As long as your child is staying on track, that is not crossing the percentile lines on the growth chart, the fact that one is higher than the other is not important. ...Read more

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

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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Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Healthy vs risk...: Unfortunately being over weight is actually more common than normal wt these days. As long as you are active, eat a healthy/balanced diet, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and don't drink to excess, you are better off overweight than normal wt and don't do the above. Also, if you have big frame, 10lbs may not make u overweight. Stay healthy. It is a lifelong commitment, but so worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much calorie should they have per day:40 year old women height 162cm weight 55kg. Man age47 wight79kg height172cm?

How much calorie should they have per day:40 year old women height 162cm weight 55kg. Man age47 wight79kg height172cm?

Many Wrong Variables: A calorie is a unit of heat, a food calorie is a kcal, 1, 000 of the small calories. Calories are measured in a calorimeter, a sealed insulated container in which the food is burned to water, co2 & ash. What does this have to do with eating the food? Not a great deal. Calories are different. The bigger issue is how we respond to the food, how this alters our body & body function. See: nusi.Org. ...Read more

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I'm 77. Normally healthy. Height 5.8 inches. Weight 75 kgb. What shd be my pulse rate?

I'm 77. Normally healthy. Height 5.8 inches. Weight 75 kgb. What shd be my pulse rate?

Pulse Rate: Usually heart rate varies between 60 and 100 beats per minute depending on activity level, age, presence of illness, use of medications, stimulants, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, etc. Talk to your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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What BMI is obese?

What BMI is obese?

Obesity...: ...Is defined as a bmi over 30. Overweight is a bmi over 25. ...Read more

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Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

130-170 pounds.: By BMI calculations, your weight should be in the 130-170 range to be considered healthy. Granted the BMI is not an ideal index as it doesn't take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) or coincident medical conditions. But that would be your range strictly based on your height. ...Read more

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Is someone at 5'5, 16 years old, and weighing 90-91 pounds normal, overweight, or underweight?

Is someone at 5'5, 16 years old, and weighing 90-91 pounds normal, overweight, or underweight?

15.1: The text that goes with the bmi chart probably defines underweight to be 18.5 or less. The bmi was a population measure that was not intended to be applied to individuals; in real science, waist size correlates much better with cardiac risk. Junor may want to build muscle doing aerobic / resistance training but many track stars are "underweight". If he can do sports, his weight's probably ok. ...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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Teen age hormonal imbalance 14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Teen age hormonal imbalance  14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Improbable...: I'm not sure what your question is here, but apparently you think you have "hormonal imbalance" at age 14. Of course you do - that is what is normal in the teen years. Nothing is in the right proportions yet, levels change constantly. That's why you have acne, are moody, have wet dreams, voice cracks. Sounds like you are the most normal teen i've heard from this week! ...Read more

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Should a child's height percentile always be higher than weight percentile?

Should a child's height percentile always be higher than weight percentile?

No: There is also a weight for height graph that can tell if the child weighs more than he should for his height. But a child could be -for example-25% height and 50% weight and still fall within normal guidelines. Kids tend to change rapidly mad may get heavier just before a growth spurt, . If the doctor says your child is overweight please take it seriously. Work on exercise ; eating habits. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight? I've ate a lot of food everyday, almost more than 3 meals a day. But my BMI says i'm still underweight..

How can I gain weight? I've ate a lot of food everyday, almost more than 3 meals a day. But my BMI says i'm still underweight..

How tall are you,: How much to you weight, what is your age and gender? If you are otherwise healthy, do not worry about low bmi. In a few years you will gain weight without trying and then will look back at this period fondly. ...Read more

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Male age 61 - 5' 9" what is ideal weight ?

Male age 61 - 5' 9" what is ideal weight
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160: The ideal weight is 160 plus or minus 10% so 144 to 176 would be the range. ...Read more

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Female 22years old Not physically active Eats 1500kJ per day BMI 18.1 Is this BMI too low ? What is considered anorexia BMI?

No: As long you are in good health, performing your daily activities, not obsessed with your weight, it is okay. You will gain weight, as you age, do not get too worked up if your BMI goes up to 20 or so. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years female,I'm severely underweight my BMI is 15 my eating habit is normal and I feel hungry most of time I do not know what is my problem ?

I'm 20 years female,I'm severely underweight my BMI is 15 my eating habit is normal and I feel hungry most of time I do not know what is my problem ?

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'm 17, 5'2, 39 kg. The doctor said i'm severely underweight. What can I do to have a normal result on my bmi? I eat a lot but is still thin.

Underweight: The combination of being underweight and losing your hair suggests you might have a thyroid problem check with doctor first and then see a nutritionist for help. ...Read more

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The healthtap bmi scale indicates that I was underweight. But my physician said that my weight is normal. What information should I rely on?

The healthtap bmi scale  indicates that I was underweight. But my physician said that my weight is normal. What information should I rely on?

BMI and young people: BMI by itself is not that useful in younger people that are potentially still growing. For kids, we plot BMI against age and sex to get a percentile. HealthTap's BMI calculator is likely inaccurate. If your doc says you're good, you're probably good! But if you want, you can check out this CDC calculator that shows age-and sex-adjusted BMI percentile (http://1.usa.gov/1ka5FS4). ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and gained a significant amount of weight in my first trimester. However, my BMI was underweight (110lb at 5.7ft) before conceiving. Now my BMI is "normal". Does being underweight before make my extra weight gain ok?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and gained a significant amount of weight in my first trimester. However, my BMI was underweight (110lb at 5.7ft) before conceiving. Now my BMI is "normal". Does being underweight before make my extra weight gain ok?

Pregnant weight: Absolutely. Those with a pre-pregnancy BMI under 18.5 should gain 28–40 pounds. Normal-weight women (BMI, 18.5–24.9) should aim for 25–35. Overweight women (BMI, 25–29.9) should aim for 15–25. Obese women (BMI, 30 or more) should gain only 11–20. Govern a starting BMI of 17.2 I would expect you to gain 40 pounds. ...Read more

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Im underweight my bmi: 16, tried everything but cant gain kgs, don't hve any disease, can you tell me hw to gain weight?

Im underweight my bmi: 16, tried everything but cant gain kgs, don't hve any disease, can you tell me hw to gain weight?

Can be hard: To gain weight, just like for more individuals the opposite is true in regards to weight loss. Assuming your doctor has ruled any disease like thyroid or malabsorption issues, it will come down to a balancing act of consuming more calories than your burn(need more in than "out"). This can require strict monitoring of the caloric content of your food and activity levels. ...Read more

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My height is 1.532 m my weight is 44.543 kg and my BMI is 18.98 kg . I can't seem to gain weight even with bc pills. Am i consider underweight?

My height is 1.532 m my weight is 44.543 kg and my BMI is 18.98 kg . I can't seem to gain weight even with bc pills. Am i consider underweight?

Underweight: Did these issues develop before age 24? If so you must see a Gynecologist as soon as possible. Even if this occurred closer to age 24 you must see the Gynecologist. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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What is defined as an underweight BMI for kids?

Talk to MD: Your pediatrician is the best one to answer this question for the simple reason that they have been tracking your child for a while. The child should remain fairly stable on the growth chart. All children vary in shape and size, some of it is from genetics and some of it is from nutrition. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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I'm underweight, my BMI is 18.6, what shall i do?

Slowly gain: Eat a health diet with some increased carbohydrates. Be sure to eat balanced meals and stay healthy with exercise as well, so you do not get fat, yet your weight slowly rises to a weight you are comfortable with. It is best to discuss with your dr. And parents, so the dr. Can provide support and diet advice and your parents can help as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is an underweight BMI consistent with someone being fat?

Yes: They can still have excess fat and very little muscle tissue due to poor dietary intake and very limited exercise -- but it is not nearly as common as people who are fat with a high bmi. ...Read more

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According to BMI I am underweight (bmi is 18.02) should I gain weight, what to do?

According to BMI I am underweight (bmi is 18.02) should I gain weight, what to do?

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 am a 6ft 2in male with a weight of 60.3 kg that's a BMI of about 17.1 if i've done the sums right is this underweight?

I am a 6ft 2in male with a weight of 60.3 kg that's a BMI of about 17.1 if i've done the sums right is this underweight?

Forget numbers: The "ideal weight" and "body mass index" are subscientific especially in athletes. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you and makes you able to compete successfully with your peers in athletics. If you have only a little body fat, that's great -- a man's best with none. Your weight might be that of a 6'2" sprinter; a healthy 6'2" muscled-up linebacker might be almost 2x your weight. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight? I've ate a lot of food everyday, almost more than 3 meals a day. But my BMI says i'm still underweight..

How tall are you,: How much to you weight, what is your age and gender? If you are otherwise healthy, do not worry about low bmi. In a few years you will gain weight without trying and then will look back at this period fondly. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight? I have been struggling to gain weight and according to my age , height, and BMI I am considered underweight.

Check caloric intake: The most common reason for being underweight according to bmi assuming you are taking in enough calories for your height is genetics. If one of your parents have he same body type, it does become more difficult to gain weight. With that said, it is important to eat more calories that what you are expending. Check how many calories you are burning at rest, with daily activities, and with exercis. ...Read more

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Why might I look fat if my BMI says i'm underweight?

Two issues: Bmi is an estimate dependent on a fudge factor that assumes bone structure & muscle mass are consistent along all body types.It can be off some. To verify bmi assessment, plotting height & weight along standardized growth charts (cdc or who) gives a better graphic representation of proper weight for height. If you are underweight by both systems, your brain may be giving you a distorted self image. ...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


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Low Body Weight (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) uses a man or woman’s height & weight to estimate body fat. Many consider a BMI of less than 18.5 kg/ ...Read more