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I get winded easily. But I'm not over weight. Actually almost under weight. Is something wrong with my lungs?

I get winded easily. But I'm not over weight. Actually almost under weight. Is something wrong with my lungs?

Mgt: There are many causes of being short of breath. I would suggest a cardio-pulmonary work up. Do you have any other symptoms, including cough, rash, swelling? Have you had chest imaging, pulmonary function testing? A virtual inbox consultation can help in the evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Sharp pain that comes and goes on left side of chest. Been hurting on and off for two days. Also get winded easy but am also over weight. Bp 123/69?

Sharp pain that comes and goes on left side of chest. Been hurting on and off for two days. Also get winded easy but am also over weight. Bp 123/69?

So,recurrent chest: pain and( associated? ) shortness of breath makes me want to rule out a heart attack in an emergency room,right away.Other possible symptoms of acute heart disease are palpations,dizziness,nausea,profuse sweating,sense of impending doom,relieved with rest,made worse with exertion,and radiation of chest pain to L arm/shoulder,neck,jaw,back.Also,important to remember,women present different than men ...Read more

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Im overweight and have asthma.When I try to work out I get winded really fast. What are my best options?

Im overweight and have asthma.When I try to work out I get winded really fast. What are my best options?

Control the weight: Overweight asthmatics find that their asthma is much more difficult to control, and are frustrated that they can't exercise enough to lose weight. Please read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. This explains that exercise is NOT the way to lose weight. Developing a low-carb diet is much more effective. You'll find that your asthma will be much easier to control once you get your BMI under 30 or 25. ...Read more

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Why would I get winded just walking up a flight or two of stairs? I'm a bit overweight and my job is sedentary but I try to move around as much as I c

Why would I get winded just walking up a flight or two of stairs? I'm a bit overweight and my job is sedentary but I try to move around as much as I c

Check...: I don't have all your medical information in order to give you a reliable answer in your case, like for example your age, history of any illnesses, tobacco use, etc. My advise would be to see your doctor and get a physical exam and formal evaluation in order to determine what type of exercise is right for you. This could be just deconditioning but depending on your history could be something else. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to easily lose weight without any side effects?

Is it possible for an overweight person to easily lose weight without any side effects?

No: It's not easy to lose weight. It's a full time job. It requires motivation, dedication, & self discipline. It can be done but it doesn't happen quickly or by accident. Consider joining weight watchers, tops, curves or buying one of the many excellent books available. Set a target date, take one day at a time, expect backsliding, stay focused, aim for lifelong healthy eating. B patient. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why am i winded so easily?I can take a full breath but doing simple things makes me feel like i need to breath deeply sometimes.I am out of shape.

Why am i winded so easily?I can take a full breath but doing simple things makes me feel like i need to breath deeply sometimes.I am out of shape.

Fitness for life: At age 20, the most likely cause is that you are not as fit as you could be. However, you should see your doctor for a complete physical to asses your heart, lungs, and general medical condition. If everything checks out well, you should initiate a personalized fitness program. You will feel better good luck! ...Read more

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What would be the problem if there is an 'excess growth of baby?' Simply put, does this mean baby is born heavier than normal? Mom is not overweight.

What would be the problem if there is an 'excess growth of baby?' Simply put, does this mean baby is born heavier than normal? Mom is not overweight.

Simply put, yes: But the real concern is that it may cause problems with delivery. A large fetus may not fit through the birth canal. And it can be a sign of gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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Am thinking to take conceive easy to help me ovulate is it trusted ? As am getting no help from nhs as am overweight by 14 stones ?

You need diet: exercise and weight loss, plus a competent medical evaluation. Don't waste your money on conceive easy or other worthless OTC products. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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I'm very overweight, and I tried exercising but I give up to easy. Is there a diet pill that's safe and will help me lose weight to get motivated?

I'm very overweight, and I tried exercising but I give up to easy. Is there a diet pill that's safe and will help me lose weight to get motivated?

Hard work: Losing weight is hard work and ultimately boils down to 2 things, diet and exercise. There are some pills that have been used to increase metabolism but these pills can be extremely dangerous and don't correct the underlying problems such as eating too much and not exercising ...Read more

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Does full body checkup detects every disease of body? I get tired easily, m overweight despite healthy food habits. Will full bdy chckup be hlpful?

Does full body checkup detects every disease of body? I get tired easily, m overweight despite healthy food habits. Will full bdy chckup be hlpful?

Sadly, No: The "checkup" misses a ton of things. Unfortunately, you're suffering from what the majority of americans are... Fatigued all the time, a bit on the heavy side, knowing that you probably ought to feel better but don't. 2 things: 1) calories in - calories burned = weight gain. Fix one, and preferably both terms in that equation. 2) if sig overweight, have your doc look into sleep apnea. ...Read more