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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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36 male, have BP 126/95 to 136/100. Bmi 24.9. Do I need medication or can I change my lifestyle to control it. What are the threats?

36 male, have BP 126/95 to 136/100. Bmi 24.9. Do I need medication or can I change my lifestyle to control it. What are the threats?

LIfestyle: Make lifestyle changes first and then you can assess whether or not you need medication. Eat a plant based diet, exercise aerobically 4 to 6 times a week in your target zone (a little breathy), get enough sleep, limit alcohol and other drugs and focus on maintaining healthy relationships. My best. ...Read more

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Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Muscle mass: The body mass index (bmi) is simply a calculation based on weight and height. It does not factor in body composition. Muscle is more dense and heavier than the same volume of fat. Therefore someone can have a higher muscle mass accounting for their weight giving her a higher bmi. ...Read more

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If I don't excersize at all but am skinny and fit in the normal BMI range, will I still have a higher risk of diseases?

If I don't excersize at all but am skinny and fit in the normal BMI range, will I still have a higher risk of diseases?

U R always @ risk: But u can reduce ur risk with a balanced diet ; regular exercise both weight ; cardio. If u find this hard 2 do on ur own, join a health club ; get into a group semi private program @ least 3x/wk 4 hour classes. U will find it enjoyable, meet some new friends ; because u r on a schedule, u r less likely 2 skip workouts. Try it 4 a while, most give u a trial period, ; u can quit if u don't like it. ...Read more

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I am 20 and my bmi is 16.5 my weight is almost same from past 1 year, I eat both meat and vegetable and I am physically fit but why my bmi is too low?

I am 20 and my bmi is 16.5 my weight is almost same from past 1 year, I eat both meat and vegetable and I am physically fit but why my bmi is too low?

BMI 16.5: That is quite low. If possible ask your former Pediatrician to share your growth curves - height and weight. If you have been growing slowly you should see an Endocrinologist. If you have lost weight you should see a fast to enter I locust. ...Read more

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I am 28 yrs & my BMI is 29. Please guide me on effectiveness of products like herbalife in losing weight and keeping the body fit and healthy?

If weight stable..: Works better than eating 100 calories less each day than you're used to eating to lose 1 lb/ month lose 2 lbs/ m if eat 200 cal less each day- that's = 2 pieces of bread or its equivalent each day less save yourself some money! ...Read more

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My BMI is 18 & so I am classed as underweight. I am trying to be more healthy&fit, so if I lose a couple of pounds would this be bad for my health?

Underweight: If underweight is due to low calorie intake or bulimia it is not good however if u have always been low weight u may be fine being over active and eating less may push you to a weight at which u stop having cycles cycles with incresed Estrogens are important for bone mass donot lose weight by cutting intake at this stage make sure you donot have a medical cause for weight loss. ...Read more

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My BMI is 26.....does wALking for 30 mins a day help mr lose weight and get fit???

My BMI is 26.....does wALking for 30 mins a day help mr lose weight and get fit???

It's good for you: Hi. Walking BRISKLY for 30 minutes daily is very good for you in terms of physical fitness and cardiovascular health. Its effect on weight loss is minimal, but does help. Your BMI isn't far off goal, so with lifestyle changes alone, you may be able to achieve your goal. Good luck and live healthily! ...Read more

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I'm curious why even with weight loss (-17pounds) my scale BMI doesn't really ever change?

Know body compositio: It is important not to confuse bmi with body fat. The bmi (body mass index) numbers are not percentages of body fat. If bmi is same but fat is decreasing. There are quite a few groups of people for whom bmi is not as accurate –- short women and muscular people, to name two. Bmi also varies according to some ethnic groups. Knowing body fat percentage is an improvement over bmi. ...Read more

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I'm curious why even with weight loss (-17pounds) my scale BMI doesn't really ever change?

Need more info: Study findings appearing in the may 2010 issue of "obstetrics and gynecology" suggest that racial- and ethnic-specific bmi cutoff values are needed as current cutoffs fail to identify many whites and hispanics as overweight. Other diagnostic measures such as waist circumference and blood pressure should be used in combination with bmi to accurately determine health risk. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a 25 year old male with BMI of 17. I have always been slim, irrespective of the quantity of food I eat, or my diet in general (healthy or not). My weight has not changed for as long as I can remember. I do exercise (run) 3-4 times a week. I ha

Hello. I am a 25 year old male with BMI of 17. I have always been slim, irrespective of the quantity of food I eat, or my diet in general (healthy or not). My weight has not changed for as long as I can remember. I do exercise (run) 3-4 times a week. I ha

Question?: I don't see your question, but if your weight has been stable, and you feel well, there is no need to try to make your weight increase, just for the sake of seeing a higher number on a scale. You appear to be blessed with a great metabolism. ...Read more

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I'm 5'8" and currently weigh 173 lbs, but am down from 230 having made a lot of lifestyle changes but have hit a pretty hard but maintainable plateau. I'm still overweight (BMI) but would maintaining this weight be healthy with the changes I've made?

I'm 5'8" and currently weigh 173 lbs, but am down from 230 having made a lot of lifestyle changes but have hit a pretty hard but maintainable plateau. I'm still overweight (BMI) but would maintaining this weight be healthy with the changes I've made?

YES: It sounds like you have done a great job! There is also the danger of "overshooting" and not being ablew to STOP a weight loss program! If you are "big boned" the BMI calculation may not be 100% "fair" to you! Keep Healthy and STAY WELL! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My only symptom is fasciculations x7 months and egfr is 57, top normal creatinine (1.0). Age 35, white female, normal bmi, fit. Is it ckd?

My only symptom is fasciculations x7 months and egfr is 57, top normal creatinine (1.0). Age 35, white female, normal bmi, fit. Is it ckd?

Not your kidneys: You don't have chronic kidney disease causing symptoms of kidney failure if your creatinine is anywhere near the reference range for your age, gender and body habitus. Some folks just get the twitchies and we never figure out why. Go enjoy your good health. ...Read more

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63 yo female, resting hr 45, no hi bp, very fit/bmi 22, heart rate with only moderate exercise @185 routinely, max recorded 238. What's up?

63 yo female, resting hr 45, no hi bp, very fit/bmi 22, heart rate with only moderate exercise @185 routinely, max recorded 238. What's up?

Sensitive SNS: The sympathetic nervous system releases catecholamines which can increase the heart rate. If the rate returns to low a few minutes after exercise that is not a problem. Exercise that increases hr above 120 for an hour actually decreases cardiac out put and is not healthy. Are there no symptoms when hr is so fast.? Have you had an ekg when hr is so high? ...Read more

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I have normal BMI (21.9) but want to lose my belly. I'll go to the gym 6 days a week after exams to get fit (all muscles). What to do to slash it?

I have normal BMI (21.9) but want to lose my belly. I'll go to the gym 6 days a week after exams to get fit (all muscles). What to do to slash it?

Try these...: As recently appeared in US News and World Report, some of the best fat-burning foods include oatmeal, apples, almonds, chicken breast, egg whites and asparagus, certified fitness nutrition specialist Obi Obadike writes. He noted that fish oil and garlic also can help burn fat, as can adding brown rice and tomatoes to the menu. Don't forget to watch portions, cut alcohol & keep exercising. ...Read more

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Would I be a good match for Phentermine. I am approaching 23 years old, I stand at 5'5, I weigh 205 and have a BMI of 34.1. I eat clean and exercise but there's no change.

5'5, 205, 34.1: Phentermine would be good for you but with your weight and BMI you should see a nurse practitioner to help you understand the best way to lose weight and BMI. It won't get better overnight but gradually you will feel and look wonderful! ...Read more

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Male, 28.Lipid-P 6 mons ago. Total 225, HDL 43 LDL 165&trig 85.BMI of 23.1.Doc did not put on meds. Change diet/re-test 1yr. Was he correct? Ate 1 hour b4.

Male, 28.Lipid-P 6 mons ago. Total 225, HDL 43 LDL 165&trig 85.BMI of 23.1.Doc did not put on meds. Change diet/re-test 1yr. Was he correct? Ate 1 hour b4.

LDL goal: Hi. No change in diet will get your LDL to goal. Your LDL is very influenced by your genetics, and minimally influenced by your diet. I would at least make sure you're not hypothyroid. Treatment with a statin is lifelong, and most people aren't that into preventive medicine. Lowering your LDL with a stain would lower your long term risk. Period. What is your family history of cardiac events? ...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