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Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Pediatrician: Every child/teen is different- it really depends on where the growth curve has been. See your pediatrician. ...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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How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

Yes: Bmi for teens and children is differnt for that of adults. Teens and children's bmis are gender and age specific. For more information, check out www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.Html the site has bmi charts and bmi calculator for children and teens. ...Read more

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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 19.2 a healthy bmi?

19.2 is: In the normal weight range, but there is much more to being healthy than just bmi. It's simply a calculation and doesn't state whether you're healthy or not. Discuss other health matters with your medical team. ...Read more

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Is a BMI of 17.8 considered healthy?

Stability is key: Certainly this is below 18.5, which is the low end of normal. However, if you have always been thin, then this is really nothing to worry about. If there are signs of eating disorders, these in themselves have significant health consequences and need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Want to increase my BMI in a healthy way?

Want to increase my BMI in a healthy way?

See glycemic index: To me the glycemic index and load are perfect for this objective. By eating up to 5 meals per day, 3 larger and 2 smaller snacks, one can reduce the abount of Insulin in your blood stream leading to loss of weight. ...Read more

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How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

BMI charts: BMI charts are very good for measuring body mass index - (BMI). The BMI range should be 20-25 but a bit higher might be OK. The most informative way is to get your weight without clothing on (at home of course). and get your height measured without shoes off. Of course your BMI will be lower if you have your height measured wearing high heels. Not a good idea! ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

Around 22-25: The "normal" range for body mass index is 18-25. This does not take into account body composition. When losing weight to reach this range you must exercise and get enough protein to maintain lean muscle mass while losing body fat. ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for a woman 5'1 and 102 pounds? Is this a safe weight to carry a baby?

You are there: Based on your weight and height, your bmi is 19.2. A healthy bmi is 18-24.9, so you are there. As long as you have a normal menstrual cycle, you likely are at a healthy weight. Your weight can be up to 120 and you will still be at a healthy weight. Make sure you maintain your weight in a healthy way. ...Read more

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What's causes hyperlipidaemia in a person with a health lifestyle both physical and dietary?.P.S-person is 47yrs with a BMI of 26.5

What's causes hyperlipidaemia in a person with a health lifestyle both physical and dietary?.P.S-person is 47yrs with a BMI  of 26.5

genetic: If your lifestyle is healthy and adequate and your cholesterol is still high, then it's most likely genetic is playing a factor.. ...Read more

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I went from have a bmi of 18.2 to 15.99 in six months. I'm 20 years old and I'm 5'6. I have tons of health issues, could this relate? How dangerous?

I went from have a bmi of 18.2 to 15.99 in six months. I'm 20 years old and I'm 5'6. I have tons of health issues, could this relate? How dangerous?

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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Is BMI of 19 healthy at 19?

Normal 20-25 but..: Technically a "normal bmi is 20-25. But its just a number. A bmi of 19 has to be put into context of who you are. If you are healthy, happy, eating well and feel good. Then 19 should be fine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low BMI but im healthy?

Let it be: Hi. BMI is a continuum, and if you're just below 18.5 and healthy, don't sweat it. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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Is a healthy male BMI the same as a female's bmi?

No: Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%, . ...Read more

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My BMI is 17.5.. How badly can this effect my health?

Significantly!: A bmi of 17.5 is very low and can be associated with many serious health risks. Weights this low and unhealthy are usually the result of psychiatric disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, malnutrition or the result of chronic medical conditions or side effects of treatment for example chemotherapy used to treat cancer. If your bmi is 17.5 you should seek appropriate medical care immediately! ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for an adult female that is 5'6"?

20-24: The target bmi for an adult female is between 20 & 24 (average 22) based ofn cdc & nchs statistics. ...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