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

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?

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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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

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I've been having chest pains off and on. Havent had shortness of breath.But chest pains can also feel like its in my back. I feel it has a lot to do with the way i eat. So im trying to change my diet and i haven't been exercising.Bmi states very high risk

I've been having chest pains off and on. Havent had shortness of breath.But chest pains can also feel like its in my back. I feel it has a lot to do with the way i eat. So im trying to change my diet and i haven't been exercising.Bmi states very high risk

You : You need to go to the er immediately with chest pain and shortness of breath. Any chest pain is very concerning and needs a thorough and immediate evaluation. It sounds like you have risk factors. Please be seen immediately in the er. ...Read more

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What is bmi?

What is bmi?

Body Mass Index: Bmibody mass index bmi is used to find out if a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. ...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