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Doctor insights on: Body Mass Index Side Effects

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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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Do protein shakes have side effects like serious mass mass gainer?

Do protein shakes have side effects like serious mass mass gainer?

It can: According to mayo clinic, the claim of the manufactures of that protein shakes decrease body fat or promote weight loss have not being substantiated.Consuming more protein than your body needs increases calorie intake and contribute to weight gain. So yes mass gainer is right. ...Read more

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Do mass gainers have side effects?

Do mass gainers have side effects?

Supplements: All medications and supplements have potential side effects. Supplements, such as mass gainers, should be approached with caution, since many supplements are not regulated by strict FDA testing. Mass gainers often contain high concentrations of proteins, which can have harmful effects on the kidneys, especially if one is dehydrated. Some brands may also contain other additives that can be harmful ...Read more

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Is weight gainers has side effects?

Is weight gainers has side effects?

Well...weight gain.: Usual weight gain supplements are just a concentrated form of calories - carbohydrates, protein and fat. Some have upwards of 1000 calories per shake - some even more. So the issue becomes weight gain, not the good kind, if you're not using those extra calories. If your activity level does not counterbalance the increase in calories, you'll gain weight, but not healthy weight. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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For weight gains and build lean muscles i start serving serious mass weight gainer, is this product has side effects or dangerous?

For weight gains and build lean muscles i start serving serious mass weight gainer, is this product has side effects or dangerous?

Be careful : Depends which country you are in. In some countries regulation around these products are a bit loose and cases of safety concerns have occurred. Safest to work with a sports physician or physiotherapist and get specific advice for your individual situation ...Read more

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What are the negative side effects of body building supplements?

What are the negative side effects of body building supplements?

Caveaet emptor: Supplements prepared at the gym are often not what you're told they are. Most women strongly prefer a natural bodybuilder & i'm glad you've chosen not to use steroids. Creatine seems to be extremely safe, whey protein is a superb source while you're bulking, and most everything else legal will be rougher on your bank account than on your body. Glad you're staying fit, & good luck. ...Read more

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What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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What are the effects of decreased body temperature on your body weight?

What are the effects of decreased body temperature on your body weight?

None: Although you might be hypothyroid. Discuss at a visit with your primary care doctor. S/he will review other symptoms in detail. ...Read more

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What is the normal body mass index of obese people?

BMI depends on you: On average, when you look at a population, bmi should be less than 25. Between 25-30 is called overweight, and over 30 is obese. However, some people are different. Muscular and "stocky" people can have a high bmi but have low body fat. For many people, it is better to strive for overall health and fitness and not obsess over a precise bmi. ...Read more

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How precise is the body mass index (bmi)?

Download an app: Download an app (pharm calcs) and follow the directions. It is very easy to do. ...Read more

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Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?

Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?

Hypothyroidism: If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function. Thyroid hormone is effective and very safe. Rarely, the operation can damage the nerve that controls the vocal cord. The parathyroid glands scan be damaged and cause a low blood calcium. This can be corrected with oral calcium. These are complications rather than side effects. ...Read more

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Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Levothyroxine: If only a part of the thyroid gland was removed then unlikely to see side effects. If entire gland removed you will need to be on thyroid replacement therapy = levothyroxine. You shouldn't have any issues with calium. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a body mass index problem.?

Too low or too high: The body mass index or bmi is a ratio of height and weight. Normal is from18 to 25. Too low = underweight. 25 to 30 is overweight. Over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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How does lean body mass affect the clearance rate of drugs?

How does lean body mass affect the clearance rate of drugs?

Clearance of drugs.: This depends on your muscle and fat and the drug. I would Goolge drug metabolism for a more detialed answer. Also can go to drugs.com and check how different drugs can affect the metabolism of other drugs. ...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