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Doctor insights on: How To Measure Wrist Size For Body Frame Measurement

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5ft 6"female. How much should I weigh? I measured my wrist trying to figure out my body frame size. & I am small framed. 120-133?

5ft 6"female. How much should I weigh? I measured my wrist trying to figure out my body frame size. & I am small framed. 120-133?

Reasonable weight: Bmi is normal for that weight range.
Go to doctor and find out how much of body fat you have if you want to get the perfect proportions. ...Read more

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Because wrist size changes with weight change, does that mean it isn't an accurate indicator of body frame size?

Because wrist size changes with weight change, does that mean it isn't an accurate indicator of body frame size?

Doesn't change much: Dr. Pool's reply was correct. Wrist size is used for this purpose because it does NOT change much with weight change, except for very slim and very obese persons. For most people, it's a fairly accurate indicator regardless of body weight. Not perfect, but a good general guide. ...Read more

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How could your wrist size be an accurate indicator of body frame (or bone size) if wrist size fluctuates with changes in weight?

How could your wrist size be an accurate indicator of body frame (or bone size) if wrist size fluctuates with changes in weight?

Body Frame: Wrist measurement is one of the ways of assessing frame size as it's easily accessible, other measures include weight, height, BMI and waist circumference to give idea about under weight or overweight and also aid in assessing those with increased visceral fat give them higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease ...Read more

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Very skinny ankles, wrists, small bones and small frame body, no beard, 20 years old male. I look younger than people at my age. What can be the problem?

Very skinny ankles, wrists, small bones and small frame body, no beard, 20 years old male. I look younger than people at my age. What can be the problem?

Late bloomer!: Many people grow later than others. A Wisconsin buckets star was 6' 7" & about 220, now he going into his junior year is 6' 9" & about 235.

THERE IS HOPE! ...Read more

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I am 21 male, 5ft8, any way to increase my bone thickness like hormone theraphy etc? As I have super small frame, 5. 5inch wrist, is the therapy safe?

I am 21 male, 5ft8, any way to increase my bone thickness like hormone theraphy etc? As I have super small frame, 5. 5inch wrist, is the therapy safe?

No!: At age 21 your bones are close to being complete. Over the next few years the bones will become stronger without increase in size. Now is time to increase your muscle size. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if you have a small or large bone frame without doing that wrap ur fingers around your wrist?

Can you tell me how to tell if you have a small or large bone frame without doing that wrap ur fingers around your wrist?

Somewhat: In general, if the wrist is much greater around than you or a large handed person can grasp and touch fingers, suggests relatively large frame. ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing hand tingling, arms tingling, cloudy or blurred vision (quality: blurring of distant objects) (time frame: gradual onset),?

My Friend is experiencing hand tingling, arms tingling, cloudy or blurred vision (quality: blurring of distant objects) (time frame: gradual onset),?

Needs evaluation.: Your friend needs a neurological work-up. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind as a worst-case-scenario. Could also be a vitamin deficiency with resultant neuropathy. Regardless, this should be investigated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful hand/thumb joints (little better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: both) (time frame: moved to high altitude?

I am experiencing painful hand/thumb joints (little better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: both) (time frame: moved to high altitude?

Thumb pains: 63 F I am experiencing painful hand/thumb joints (little better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: both) (time frame: moved to high altitude? ANS: consider osteoarthritis and/or irritation from using computer a lot. Or opening difficult jars? Discuss with your new Dr at high altitude. Not likely related but they will know. ...Read more

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Mam I am progress my hand and body size. Iam work out after 1 year s but no progress my hand size?

Mam I am progress my hand and body size. Iam work out after 1 year s but no progress my hand size?

Bulking up: Congratulations on your fitness pursuits. Your hands won't grow, but your muscles will. Be proud. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain in my middle left hand finger and I different sizes of RED moles in that has spreads over the years to different parts of my body?

Pain in my middle left hand finger and I different sizes of RED moles in that has spreads over the years to different parts of my body?

Don't think these: Two issues are related. The "red moles" are likely vessels called angiomas but without seeing them, I don't know for sure. Make appointment to see doctor ...Read more

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I am noticing small itchy blisters randomly all over the body. They are at the back and legs and on hand and between fingers. Very small in size but are watery. What they could be? What could be done to cure it, haven't seen any doctor yet. Advice please

I am noticing small itchy blisters randomly all over the body. They are at the back and legs and on hand and between fingers. Very small in size but are watery. What they could be? What could be done to cure it, haven't seen any doctor yet. Advice please

Hard to know: A physician will need to examine and know more about your history. The description does seem consistent with dyshidrotic eczema, but biopsy may be warranted to rule out more serious alternatives. Cold compresses may help while awaiting evaluation. ...Read more

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In terms of BP measurement accuracy/reliability, how do wrist BP cuffs compare to the traditional arm cuff @ the Dr's office?

In terms of BP measurement accuracy/reliability, how do wrist BP cuffs compare to the traditional arm cuff @ the Dr's office?

As accurate or bette: There is something called white coat hypertension wherein a patient's B/P goes up when in the doc's office because of anxiety. The home measuring devices are accurate and when set up will record a number of readings which can be downloaded to your computer and then printed out and brought to your doc to discuss how you're doing. ...Read more