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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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I am 19 yrs old..I am very much overweight for my age and height i wanna lose weight but i can't resist food and over indulge usually ..Help..

I am 19 yrs old..I am very much overweight for my age and height i wanna lose weight but i can't resist food and over indulge usually ..Help..

Dietitian/wt watcher: If you can't resist food, there almost no chance you're going to be able to lose weight consistently. See doc to rule out other problems. A good doctor, good dietitian, good program such as weight watchers may help. Also counseling can be beneficial. There are weight loss drugs, but only work while you're taking them. Avoid health food store stuff as it doesn't work. Surgery? Good luck. ...Read more

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So I grow an large about of hair on my face and I'm currently overweight for my age and height . I want to know if I could possibly have PCOS. ?

So I grow an large about of hair on my face and I'm currently overweight for my age and height . I want to know if I could possibly have PCOS. ?

See an appropriate D: You fail to describe your menstrual experience. PCOS usually involves irregular or absent menstrual bleeding as well as facial hair, loss of scalp hair, acne, obesity, acanthosis nigricans, etc. An endocrinologist, especially a GYN endocrinologist, is a good way to go. You should diet + exercise to slim down. You may be a candidate for metformin and/or spironolactone. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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29/f. A little overweight for my age and height. My resting heart rate is always between 105-115 this is extremely high. What could be the cause?

29/f. A little overweight for my age and height. My resting heart rate is always between 105-115 this is extremely high. What could be the cause?

Tachycardia: Newly evident rapid heart rates need evaluation to exclude organic pathology which can be myriad eg thyrotoxicosis, anemia, infections, pulmonary disorder, cardiac disorder et cetera. In the absence of organic underlying pathology it frequently is a reflection of cardiopulmonary deconditioning. Please check in with a local health care provider or via the concierge at this website. ...Read more

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Hii I am overweight tell some tips?

Hii I am overweight tell some tips?

Overweight: Drink a lot of water. Eat small protein based meals frequently. Watch your portions. Cut back on processed foods, white carbohydrates and fried foods. Exercise exercise exercise with toning will definitely help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have an overweight friend who thinks shes thinner than she is, how do I honestly tell her shes seriously overweight and needs help for her health?

I have an overweight friend who thinks shes thinner than she is, how do I honestly tell her shes seriously overweight and needs help for her health?

Friendly advice: Why do you feel that you need to tell her? I appreciate your concern as a friend, but her health is her concern. Like her for who she is. If she is having untreated health problems that are having a negative impact on her life, than encourage her to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 22, stand 5'3 5'4 weigh 150. Am I overweight? How much should I weigh for my age

I'm 22, stand 5'3 5'4 weigh 150. Am I overweight? How much should I weigh for my age

BMI: The easiest way to know is to calculate your BMI. See the following link to calculate: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmi-m.htm A BMI of 19 - 25 is normal. At a height of 63 - 64 inches a weight of 135 - 140 is still normal. ...Read more