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I am a teenager my height is 159cm and my weight is 55kg so am i overweight?

I am a teenager my height is 159cm and my weight is 55kg so am i overweight?

Growth chart eval.: Your body mass index which is a ratio of the weight to height is normal. Since i don't know your exact age, your percentiles on the growth curve can not be plotted. Since your body mass index is normal, it is unlikely that your are overweight. Avoiding junk food, soda and fried foods, exercising daily and following up with your physician is advised. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What to do if i'm a teenager and i'm approximately 11.4 ponds overweight. What is the best way to lose about 10 pounds fast?

What to do if i'm a teenager and i'm approximately 11.4 ponds overweight. What is the best way to lose about 10 pounds fast?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Shoot for no more than two pounds weekly. ...Read more

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I am a teenager about 4'10 and weigh 131.0 pounds is that overweight?

I am a teenager about 4'10 and weigh 131.0 pounds is that overweight?

Yes, by BMI.: Granted, the BMI is a flawed governmental indicator that does not take body composition into account, but at your height and weight, your BMI of 27.4 would put you into the "overweight" category. You should make some efforts to lose weight, as being overweight does put you at risk for weight-related health concerns. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for an overweight athletic teenager in rehab?

What is the best diet for an overweight athletic teenager in rehab?

Exercise & lower cal: There is no one right "diet" for every overweight teenager. Clearly exercising 4-6 times a week aerobically is key various recent studies have compared low fat and low carb diets and found when adhered to both cause equal weight loss . Given that fact, many teenagers have diets very high in excess carbs- french fries, donuts, candy, pasta and cake. If you do, then a carb restricted diet is best. ...Read more

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I am a teenager, and we don't have a lot of money but i need a good face cleaning routine and plan to lose weight. I am overweight by 15 kilos, ?

I am a teenager, and we don't have a lot of money but i need a good face cleaning routine and plan to lose weight. I am overweight by 15 kilos, ?

Mgt/workup: I would suggest Neutrogena or Biore products for Acne. A cleansing bar, astringent and topical acne cream is a good start. For weight reduction eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, drink water, avoid soda and sugar. Exercise with a brisk walk or run. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass a healthy option for a type 1 diabetic, overweight teenager?

Is gastric bypass a healthy option for a type 1 diabetic, overweight teenager?

Depends: Bariatric surgery is effective in weight reduction. The person must understand it is just like pressing a "reset button" in which weight loss will be accomplished, but it must otherwise be followed by voluntary lifestyle changes for it to be permanent (ie. Good eating habits and exercise). If not, weight will come back. Insulin resistance will decrease, lowering required Insulin doses. ...Read more

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Im 34 yrs old and having severe ingown hair under my chin... Im overweight and my hormone is imbalance since i was a teenager?

Im  34 yrs old and having severe ingown hair under my chin... Im overweight and my hormone  is imbalance since i was a teenager?

Stein Leventhal: What you describe may be due to stein-leventhal syndrome. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001408/ to see if you think this fits your condition. Diagnosis is made by blood and/or urine samples. You need an evaluation by an gynecologist or possibly an endocrine gynecologist. ...Read more

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Do you think it is very probable that medications taken as a teenager stunted my growth?

Do you think it is very probable that medications taken as a teenager stunted my growth?

Dual issues: It is sometimes quite difficult to decide if a medication (like steroids) will stunt growth, or the reason it was required (kidney transplant, asthma) had more effect on height reduction. The question is of interest but not necessarily relevant to life. If you had the disease & this was your only helpful med then you have to deal with the consequences of both. ...Read more

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What would cause poor growth in a teenager?

What would cause poor growth in a teenager?

Several issues: Poor growth can reflect problems in 3 basic areas. Poor potential: if a kid is genetically destined to be small due to family pattern or genetic defect. Poor nutrition: good nutrition assures the body will have what it needs to grow while a lack will slow it. Poor health: medical conditions can lead to poor nutrient absorption, excessive energy loss, poor hormonal balance, etc. & poor sleep. ...Read more

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