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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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Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman? Not overweight and never smoked.

Yes.: Yes this would be considered stage II HTN. Stage I HTN Systolic above 140 (top) or Diastolic above 90 (bottom). Stage II Systolic above 160 or Diastolic above 100. A diastolic of 116 is very high and for this you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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One is not overweight and regular at exercise and still Cholesterol remains high?

One is not overweight and regular at exercise and still Cholesterol remains high?

In the family?: Sometimes there's a genetic tendency towards hi cholesterol. You can minimize the impact of genetics on yourself as an individual through proper diet and regular exercise, but the genetic tendency will always be there, so your numbers may be a little off despite your best individual effort. This makes your diet and exercise plan even more important. ...Read more

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Drivingfrom 1100ft to 4200 ft tomorrow. Will be at 4200for a few hr I've never been at a high altitude. I'm overweight and a smoker. Should i worry?

Drivingfrom 1100ft to 4200 ft tomorrow. Will be at 4200for a few hr  I've never been at a high altitude.  I'm overweight and a smoker. Should i worry?

Probably not: Must people at age 27 have normal lungs and even if you are a smoker, must likely you have good lung reserve to be able to breath comfortably at this altitude. Also, people tend not to get in trouble just by "driving" to high altitude. If you stay at high altitude, you can indeed develop high altitude pulmonary edema. But if you are just driving by, it should be ok. Stop smoking/lose weight. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a weight lifting program is right for me? I'm overweight but generally good health otherwise, BP slightly high but always under 135.

How can I tell if a weight lifting program is right for me? I'm overweight but generally good health otherwise, BP slightly high but always under 135.

Depends: On what you are working towards. You can lift to get stronger bigger. Or you can lift to tone and maintain. Talk to a personal trainer about you goals. They could provide all the info you need. Or look up info and see which workout will fit your goals. You build up to your goals. As in all workout routines. Proper technique is more important than heavier weight ...Read more

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I am due to have an ablation on tuesday. I have 2 previous c sections and I am overweight. What are my risks and how high are they?

I am due to have an ablation on tuesday. I have 2 previous c sections and I am overweight. What are my risks and how high are they?

Need more data: Depends on type of ablation- since this pops up under cardiovascular, the major types of ablation include for svt, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillaton. Your electrophysiologist should have given you a risk analysis of your particular prodedure. Most ablations are done under conscious sedation, and thus your conditions mentioned may not markedly alter the risk of procedure. I wish you well. ...Read more