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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
Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...
Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely, to become a healthy way, of, eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your, body, which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and, therapist during, this process. ...Read more
Hello I'm 5'5 and my BMI is at 30 and a male, I feel like I've been losing weight. Even after eating a big meal no weight gain. Could this be diabete?
Possible: Hi. Unintended weight loss can be seen with undiagnosed/untreated diabetes, but with other conditions as well. Is there a family history of diabetes? Do you have any other symptoms (up at night to pee, blurred vision, fatigue, thirst, etc)? Diabetes is easy to test for. Your BMI suggests possibility of unhealthy lifestyle. Eat healthily and exercise regularly, and of course, don't smoke. Good luck ...Read more
My waist got bigger after daily prednizone for 18mo. No real weight gain. Also hyetal hernia. In danger? Also bad hypo thyroid. Bmi 28, sedentary due to bac
Sounds like: You need an endocrinologist to help you sort out your thyroid issues. Consider also water aerobics - great exercise, and easy on the back and joints. ...Read more
I am 18. College student. My weight is 122kg. Bmi is 35.48.Recently I hav gained by around 11kg. My weight gain is in my stomach which is growing very?
No short answer: I can't guess the sex of this patient but if it is a woman I am afraid she may be pregnant. Often though when students enter college (and are a real student) they spend more time in the library & not exercising & eating well, which tends to expand abdomens. Eleven kg is not a lot & in either sex could be the fast food diet, but a woman whose stomach is "growing very", i'd get a pregnancy test. ...Read more
I'm 10 weeks pregnant and gained a significant amount of weight in my first trimester. However, my BMI was underweight (110lb at 5.7ft) before conceiving. Now my BMI is "normal". Does being underweight before make my extra weight gain ok?
Absolutely. Those with a pre-pregnancy BMI under 18.5 should gain 28–40 pounds. Normal-weight women (BMI, 18.5–24.9) should aim for 25–35. Overweight women (BMI, 25–29.9) should aim for 15–25. Obese women (BMI, 30 or more) should gain only 11–20. Govern a starting BMI of 17.2 I would expect you to gain 40 pounds.
I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and with that my dr prescribed Qsymia to help me (and my body) break through - I lost over 20 lbs then stalled even though the dosage was increased. My BMI is in range now but I would still like to lose about 15-20
Don't reach for pill: Appetite suppressants are only temporary crutches--what happens when you stop them? Exercise rather than reach for food, & keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots & celery sticks may help curb your appetite. Reach your goal safely please. ...Read more
My BMI is 19.7 (normal healthy), but I still want to gain weight...i tried hard, but not increased much. What to do. Plz suggest?
WEIGHT GAIN: You want to gain more weight? All you have to do is eat more nutritious food high in calories like cakes, ice cream, meat products, etc. ...Read more
I'm trying to gain weight BMI of 16. Is it healthier to drink full fat milk/yoghurt or stick to low fat? I've increased carbs and calories.
Simply a formula: Calculation. Google: "BMI formula". E.g. For US typical units BMI = 703 x Wt (pounds)/Ht (inches)squared. This means BMI does not compensate for type of body build & may be very misleading. It was developed by a mathematician, adopted by the insurance/advance-monetary-time-payment industry as a crude indicator of body build for the masses &, in turn, adopted by the medical disease industry. ...Read more