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I'm Not Overweight But I Have A Big Tummy
Why is my husbands belly so big?He looks like he's 10m pregnant!he hasn't always been like this!he's not really overweight.Very active, a workaholic
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
Why does it say that 146 pounds for my height of 5'2 is overweight? I have an hourglass body shape with a very big butt and hips and flat stomach
Charts and graphs: The average, less curvaceous 22 year old would be expected to weigh a a bit less. BMI is calculated based on charts and is used to predict risk of medical issues. In some cultures 5'2" is considered to be tall for a woman. I would celebrate your anthropomorphic beauty. Carry yourself well, forget the charts: women in NYC will envy you and pay money to have procedures done to look just like you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a person considered fat or overweight because they have slightly big stomach? Their body is not big and round only their stomach is a beer gut.
Men and Bellies: There are a lot of possible answers to your question based upon how different scientists and others define obesity. But, that is moot in the case of men in the middle of their lives. Having abdominal fat is the main key in diagnosing heart disease, pre-diabetes, hypertension and hypogonadism. Abdominal fat represents the metabolic syndrome and in men this is the time when health risk is highest. ...Read more
I'm a virgin, and im not overweight my diet is normal but my belly is big. Is it possible this is colon cancer?
Can't tell: I would dare say it's unlikely but we don't have enough info and more importantly, can't examine you here. See your doctor please. Hope it's all ok. ...Read more
Do i need to lose weight before i can have a mini tummy tuck? I’m about 40 lbs. Overweight. Do i need to lose weight before having a mini tummy tuck, or can I get one now?
On period, but lower abdomen feels fat. I'm not overweight but it looks like i'm getting a fat upper pubic area. What causes this and what should I do?
Sounds like: Bloating. Bloating can be a symptom while you are on your period. You can always take midol if this is affecting you but it should go away once your period is done. ...Read more
The right side of my abdomen bulges outwards visible through my clothes. No pain and I feel OK . I'm overweight, could it be uneven fat distribution?
I'm overweight and have a lot of belly fat. So when I have pains in my abdomen, how do I know where the pain is coming from if I feel pain in the fat?
I have an intermittent sharp pain in my lower right abdomen, is all good? I'm fairly healthy-no diseases recurring, i'm not overweight, work out often.
Was overweight as a child (29/m now). 215lbs. Is diet + exercise the solution to drop weight and tighten skin (abdominal). Belly is just always there?
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