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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

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 it overweight, underweight, or normal for a 12 year old, 5 foot tall female to be around 88 pounds?

Is it overweight, underweight, or normal for a 12 year old, 5 foot tall female to be around 88 pounds?

Body mass index: BMI or body mass index can be calculated here: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm There is also a BMI calculator. BMI in a 12 year old needs to be adjusted for AGE and therefore in a 12 year old girl this BMI is normal, nearly *average*. ...Read more

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Am obese and now I have sharp pain in sole of my left feet. Is it because of weight. Please suggest few remedies to relieve the pain?

Am obese and now I have sharp pain in sole of my left feet. Is it because of weight. Please suggest few remedies to relieve the pain?

It's mechanical...: Think of it this way. People with body types ranging from string beans to obese, and everything in between, can all have the same foot problems. To complicate things this same range of people may not ever have foot problems. Foot problems, like yours, seem to be a matter of foot function, or lack of it, more than any other factor. It is best to see a specialist for a proper evaluation and remedy. ...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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Feet feels cold and feeling the need to wear socks. And to press on for warm up but when touched feel normal not cold not warm. Obese. What could be?

Feet feels cold and feeling the need to wear socks. And to press on for warm up but when touched feel normal not cold not warm. Obese.  What could be?

Water soaks up heat: If you have swelling in your feet and ankles, there is a lot of water present. This absorbs any heat that you may perceive in the inside, yet feels warm to touch. This water also overtakes the rush of warm blood in the tissues as far as temperature is concerned. Obesity can cause occlusion of the lymph and return of blood towards the heart. Neuropathy can also cause this perception. ...Read more

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My friend's child of age 6 yrs having obesity wt kg ht 4 feet, having frequent tendency to eat due to uncontrolled hunger, no willingness to eat fruit?

My friend's child of age 6 yrs having obesity wt kg ht 4 feet, having frequent tendency to eat due to uncontrolled hunger, no willingness to eat fruit?

Be tactful: We all know we can't manage another's family even when it's a beloved friend. I trust junior does not have brain or endocrine disease. Here's a thought -- as a six-year-old, i would have liked nothing better than a grown man to be my fitness partner and model for healthy eating. Most children crave warmth, attention, and guidance from a grown-up. Would you have the time? ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more