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How To Change Your Bmi
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My mom is diabetic. I got gestational in both my pregnancies. My blood sugar both fats & n/f is fine but my BMI is very high. What lifestyle changes ?
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