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Is 120 lbs. Considered overweight for five foot ten inch 10 year old girl?

Is 120 lbs. Considered overweight for five foot ten inch 10 year old girl?

No: The body mass index (bmi) for 5 ft 10 in height and 120 lb weight is 17.2. This is well in the normal range for a 10 year old female. It would be considered underweight for an adult. ...Read more

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Hiya I am 23 male , 5.6 foot tall and my weight is 176 lbs ... I just want to know am i overweight ?

Hiya I am 23 male , 5.6 foot tall and my weight is 176 lbs ... I just want to know am i overweight ?

Your bmi is 28.8: Bmi stands for body mass index. A reading of 20-25 is normal; 25-30 is overweight; and 30 and above is obese. So yes, you are overweight. If you get down to 160 lbs.(easier said than done) your bmi would be 25.8--much better. ...Read more

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Mom had chf, died @ 87. My left foot/ankle stays swollen for past 2 yrs to varying degrees. I'm 52, male, 40 lbs overweight w/hbp. Think I have chf?

Mom had chf, died @ 87. My left foot/ankle stays swollen for past 2 yrs to varying degrees. I'm 52, male, 40 lbs overweight w/hbp. Think I have chf?

No: CHF doesn't cause one foot to swell (it causes both), and it doesn't go on for 2 years without getting better or getting worse. Most importantly, there are many causes of swelling in the feet whereas swelling is only one of many symptoms of chf. ...Read more

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I'm a 24-year-old male who is 5 foot nine and 185 pounds, how overweight am I?

I'm a 24-year-old male who is 5 foot nine and 185 pounds, how overweight am I?

About 25 pounds: You can use this quick calculation to estimate your ideal weight: Men are "allowed"106 pounds for the first 5 feet . Then 6 pounds are "allowed" for every inch above 5 feet. Using this calculation, your ideal weight about 160 pounds. (25 pounds lower than your current weight. ) You can also use your find out your BMI or body mass index calculator. ...Read more

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My daughter is overweight, how can I help her to lose weight. She's 14 years old, 5 feet 2 inches?

My daughter is overweight, how can I help her to lose weight. She's 14 years old, 5 feet 2 inches?

Plant based food: Start her with big breakfast on carbs like oatmeal, waffles, etc, lunch with chicken, fish, and salad and very light dinner. Have her drink water and no soda at all. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 160 lbs. Is this overweight?

I'm a 16 year old girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 160 lbs. Is this overweight?

Overweight: You have a body mass index (bmi) of 31.2 which is classified as obese. A bmi of 25-29 is overweight. 30-39 is obese. Over 40 is morbidly obese. Keep in mind that bmi is not a perfect estimate of obesity. If you have a lot of muscle, your bmi may be falsely elevated, and you may not be obese. Just try to avoid junk food/soda/carbs, and try to exercise (or play a sport). That will help lower your wt. ...Read more

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My friend is a 13 year old girl 5 foot 2 inches and 126 pounds is she overweight?

My friend is  a 13 year old girl 5 foot 2 inches and 126 pounds is she overweight?

A little: 5 ft 2 at age 13 is average. ( 50th percentile for age) Her ideal weight at that height and age is 100lbs according to the growth charts. She is 26 pounds and 26% overweight for her age and height. This is a good time to reinforce good healthy eating habits with plenty of fruits and veggies as well as being active daily. ...Read more

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No period.My weight is 57 kg height is 5 feet 2 inch age is 24.Is this overweight.Did I have pcos.I increase 12kg weight from 9 month.Is it gud or bad?

No period.My weight is 57 kg height is 5 feet 2 inch age is 24.Is this overweight.Did I have pcos.I increase 12kg weight from 9 month.Is it gud or bad?

You decide: The "ideal weight" stuff is sub-science. If you're able to keep up with your athletic peers and like how you look, it's probably all good. I can't diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome at a distance (are your periods okay?), but the mainstay of treatment is aerobic fitness / conditioning. It's in your hands. Good luck. ...Read more

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Respected doctor, age 24, 6 feet 3 inch weight 93 kg, I am overweight want to know that walking can help me in reducing weight and body fat? Thank you.

Respected doctor, age 24, 6 feet 3 inch weight 93 kg, I am overweight want to know that walking can help me in reducing weight and body fat? Thank you.

It's a good start.: Watching what you eat is also important. The next step would be too try and perform more vigorous excercise. It is a smart idea to see a doctor and make a plan so that you can ascertain with the doctor what form of excercise your body can handle without causing any damage. The doctor can also guide you on a healthy diet for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3 middle toes on each foot will sometimes feel numb like they fell asleep. I am 18 and overweight ( around 310 lbs ) I am worried this may be diabe?

My 3 middle toes on each foot will sometimes feel numb like they fell asleep. I am 18 and overweight ( around 310 lbs ) I am worried this may be diabe?

Numb toes: No likely DM at your age if no Family Hx. Worry more about the 310 lbs unless you are 6.5 ft tall. Shoes maybe laced too tight pinching nerves to toes. ...Read more

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My 22 year old sister 6 foot and overweight, has been getting big pimples on her breasts! they look like little balls about 1/2 inch!what could it be?

My 22 year old sister 6 foot and overweight, has been getting big pimples on her breasts! they look like little balls about 1/2 inch!what could it be?

Few things...: It could be acne (possible on the chest and back), folliculitis (infection at base of hair follicles), or sebaceous cysts. 1/2 inch is pretty large for acne, so i'd recommend getting it checked out by a doc to know for sure. ...Read more

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I am almost 12 in 3 months. I am around 144 lbs and I was a gymnast when I was little but quit in 2nd grade . And I am 5 feet 2 in Am I over weight?

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BMI percentile: In adults, we calculate body mass index but in children, we calculate BMI percentile (http://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx). 144# on 5'2" frame in 12yo female calculates to 96% percentile which is obese. However, BMI is only starting point for discussion. Can you believe that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is technically obese? That's b/c much of his weight is muscle. Chat w/ur FamilyDoc or Ped. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old.My height is 5 feet 1.4 inch.Weight is 65 kg after stillbirth.Is it over weight.If s.What is average weightand how much wt to reduce?

I am 24 year old.My height is 5 feet 1.4 inch.Weight is 65 kg after stillbirth.Is it over weight.If s.What is average weightand  how much wt to reduce?

You are almost 40: Pounds overweight (more than 18 kg overweight) and the only way to reduce is through limiting food intake and increasing exercise. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. ...Read more

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Can being overweight cause infertility? I am 5 feet and weight about 180. I am eating right and exercising to try to reverse that and feel better ifso

Can being overweight cause infertility? I am 5 feet and weight about 180. I am eating right and exercising to try to reverse that and feel better ifso

Small possibility: Congratulations for exercising and eating right! that will help with all kinds of health issues. According to the american society for reproductive medicine, approximately 6% of infertility is caused by being overweight (and 6% is caused by being underweight. The other 88% has other causes (or multiple ones). So, certainly keep doing what you are doing, but there may be other factors at work. ...Read more

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M south Indian.If i am close to 6 feet tall 85 kg is overweight right?Has to do some serious exercise right?

M south Indian.If i am close to 6 feet tall 85 kg is overweight right?Has to do some serious exercise right?

Overweight: At 6 feet and 85 Kg you don't appear to be overweight. That said, I would recommend that you start with low exercises and gradually increase. You may not loose weight but you will look and feel much better. Go for it! ...Read more

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My daughter is 12 years old, 5 feet tall, and weighs a little over 100 pounds. Is she fat or overweight? If so, how can she lose some pounds?

My daughter is 12 years old, 5 feet tall, and weighs a little over 100 pounds. Is she fat or overweight? If so, how can she  lose some pounds?

Fat or overweight?: My daughter is 12 years old, 5 feet tall, and weighs a little over 100 pounds. Is she fat or overweight? If so, how can she lose some pounds? ANS: you did not give your ethnic background. But she is probably not overweight as BMI is 19.5 and overweight is ? 25. So ask your Dr to review her growth chart and discuss with her and with you. ...Read more

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My feet now seem to swell every night, but are normal during the day. I had swelling last time I was overweight too.

My feet now seem to swell every night, but are normal during the day. I had swelling last time I was overweight too.

Feet swelling in the: Swelling of the lower extremities is common in anyone who stands all day. This is worsened in people who are overweight. Consider people as glasses of water when they stand the water goes to the feet, at night the water spreads throughout the body and when you awaken the leg swelling is gone. It is only after many hours of standing or uprightness that makes the water settle in the legs again. ...Read more

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Why do my feet and legs swell even though I am not overweight?

Many causes: The most common cause is venous insufficiency (incompetent valves in your veins) which is an inherited condition. Other causes include nephrotic syndrome, cirrhosis, protein losing enteropathy, and lymphatic insufficiency for various reasons. Have you been out of the country...To asia? ...Read more

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Why my inside lateral foot is swollen? mostly happens in summer days. I am overweight

Why my inside lateral foot is swollen? mostly happens in summer days. I am overweight

Feet are complex: ...structures that, even when standing, individually must bear 1/2 of your body weight. Walking puts more strain on them and being overweight even more. When the weather's hot, blood flow to your arms & legs increases. Leaky capillaries & weak veins can cause fluid to move from the blood vessels into the body tissues. The combination of strain on the feet & hot weather can cause feet to swell. ...Read more

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