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I Breathe Very Heavily Is This Because I Am Overweight
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
My BMI says 29.2 which means overweight. I been feeling uncomfortable because i have asthma and get easily out of breath. How can i lose this weight?
Chicken or egg?: Great question! And great attitude! You listed "asthma pump" but not which name/brand. If it's a brand of Albuterol eg Proventil (albuterol) or Ventolin, need to ask your Family Doc or Pulmonologist or Allergist for controller/preventive inhaler eg fluticasone. Perhaps add montelukast. Ask about using Albuterol right before starting exercise session. Work w/your docs to develop Asthma Action Plan w/your goals ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a BMI of 29.2 which is overweight and on top of that i have asthma, I use the brand Ventolin. Ive been having issues of being shortness of breath when i do things. How can i lose this weight?
Avoid the 4 Ps: Pizza, potatoes, pastries and pasta. Eat more fruits , veges and nuts. ...Read more
Difficulty breathing I am over weight BMI is 40.0+ last i checked i've noticed when i lay in bed at night on my back i struggle to get my breath I have to roll on my side or stomach is this due to my overweight? I've also been snoring really loud and some
Yes: Having a bmi over 30 indicates higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea. At 40+ extremely high risk. Snoring is found in at least 80% of people with sleep apnea. You need to see a doctor about a sleep study and get treatment. Sleep apnea puts you are risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and a host of other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has COPD and is over weight? Will loading weight help her breath better and do more? How the best way to do it? Walking is hard for her
I went to arena foot ball game and I was walking up the flight very long stairs and I got short of breath with a bit of coughing I am over weight?
Been having shortness of breath for a while now, (which I am over weight) but now am having chest pains when sneezing or stretching. ?
Chest pain: There can be so many reasons for your symptoms. Please make an appointment with your primary physician. ...Read more
I know I am over weight but today i kept having shortness of breath and felt like i was going to vomit or pass out and got pains under left breast.
Severe sleep apnea from brain forgetting to send signal to breath and enlarged tonsil and adenoid/over weight/ 1 year old any suggestions or options?
Fix what U can: In a 1yo enlarged tonsils & adenoids can produce significant sleep apnea & removal may solve that component of the issue. Respiratory stimulants like caffeine are commonly used in neonatal sleep apnea but may or may not be helpful at one year. Fix what you can & work with your treatment team on alternatives.The people who know the case have a better chance to sort it out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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