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Doctor insights on: Diabetic Exchange Calculator

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What is the difference in GFR calculators? Some tell me my egfr is 59 and some tell me its 62?

Difference in GFR: The answer to you question is that the GFR calculators give an estimated, not an actual, gfr. The calculation used to estimate the GFR is based on a person's age, sex, race, height and weight. The difference in your estimated GFR levels is about 5%, perhaps your weight was different. The only way to know what your real GFR is is to have a doctor order a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance. ...Read more

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Are online BMI calculators accurate?

Are online BMI calculators accurate?

Yes, but...: The calculator will give you an accurate bmi, but how well that measures your fitness/health is unclear. I've had finely tuned athletes show up as obese according to bmi. If you're concerned about it just check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Mobile hypertension risk calculator?

Mobile hypertension risk calculator?

Ambulatory: Ambulatory blood pressure monitor. It is used when doctors are concerned about white coat syndrome or your blood pressure being high as a result of the stress of being in the office. ...Read more

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Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

Many exist.: Yes. Just google bmi calculator. There are many out there. ...Read more

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For what reasons was the BMI calculator even invented?

For studies: In order to study obesity, one has to have a definition of what it means to be obese. You can't simply use weight, as 200 lb might be obese for some people but would be a thin person if their height was 6 ft 8 in. Bmi takes into account height and weight. A bmi over 30 is considered obese. ...Read more

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How accurate are due date reverse ovulation calculators?

How accurate are due date reverse ovulation calculators?

Varies: Depends how accurate your due date estimates are. If you have a super-reliable dating then the reverse calculation is "pretty good," like within 3-4 days. If your EDD is +/- 2 weeks as it often is, then the reverse calculation will be not useful. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is a date of conception due date calculator recommended?

Is a date of conception due date calculator recommended?

U can: Ask your OB he or she can figure it out based on how often your periods are and when u are due. ...Read more