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Overweight Makes You Look Older
My 14 year old son is overweight for his size he is only 5'1" is there something that can happen to make him grow?
No , is set by genes: Can not alter , he still have couple of years to catch up , how ever you can help him to loose weight , which is more concerning for his future health. ...Read more
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
I am a 15 year old boy and my penis is small and i want it to get bigger and i don't know how to. i am sought of overweight and i am worried because if the fat is making my penis look smaller please answer?
Hard solution: There is no special diet, medicine, or exercise you can do to grow a bigger penis. You can, however, get busy and loose the extra weight which makes your endowment seem so small. A visit with your doc may confirm that you are average, but the porn images you see on the net give you a false impression of what is normal. It's also hard to bring up the issue at a visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 28 year old overweight female looking to lose weight. How would you prioritize the following: 1) adequate sleep, 2) exercise, 3) healthy diet?
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?
Try then out: The best mattress is the most comfortable mattress. Generally, one that doesn't sag is better for your back. I think a soft covering is nice. Most stores will let you lie down and try it. Don't be shy! ...Read more
Both: I obviously don't know your gramps so can only address your excellent question generally. Dietary indiscretion is the main cause of obesity and many elderly people remain lean and fit, but it's also true that metabolism slows with age. For instance you may burn 3500 calories a day when you're 18 but maybe only 2000 when you're 70. ...Read more
You'reNotAFatAlbert: That's not much info,but can be used to calculate your Body Mass Index which gives a very general idea of your over- or under-weightedness.But please remember it depends on what that mass consists of. If all fat that's one thing,all muscles another.Most people are somewhere in-between so we use the BMI as an estimate.Yours is exactly 23.69.Time for you to read-up on what that means(hint: not over) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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