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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

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

Carries fat: Inside the abdomen not out like most wen so it does not jiggle. It is a more harmful way to carry fat when the waist circumference gets too large as it corresponds to cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet and cardiovascular exercise is important , . ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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


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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

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 more

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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.

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

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I'm a virgin, and im not overweight my diet is normal but my belly is big. Is it possible this is colon cancer?

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

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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? .

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?

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If : If you are planning to lose 40 pounds, it is best to do so before having a tummy tuck, even a mini tummy tuck. This will enhance your results and could potentially make your surgery safer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: I would get checked out by your doctor. Humans are often not completely symmetrical, so you could have an uneven distribution of your excess fat, but you could also have curvature of your spine (scoliosis) or a leg length discrepancy, hernia or growth (like a lipoma). ...Read more

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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'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?

Loose weight: One does not feel pain in "Fat" because it does not have nerve endings. Constipation and Menstrual Cramps are probably the commonest reason for pain in your age group. Wy are you on Clindamycin? Please do not get pregnant while on it or with Prestiq. ...Read more