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I'm 21 years old and just bought a scale... I'm 5'4 and weight 138.4. Am I overweight?

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 more

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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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A bunch of scales say I'm 201 lbs but my dr is very confused because according to him I don't look overweight. I'm 5'11 FYI. What can cause?

You are overweight: because you've eaten more calories than you've burned off. That can be corrected by restricting your diet and increasing your physical activity, ...Read more

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I recently found out i'm overweight. I read online that the fat pad above my penis will go away with age. Is this true? If not, then, what can I do?

I recently found out i'm overweight. I read online that the fat pad above my penis will go away with age. Is this true? If not, then, what can I do?

No: Grow; ↓Body Fat: Look at older people around you ; will see many with classic panniculus, which commonly grows with age, obesity, lfhc foods, ?ed muscle mass ; exercise. Go hflc, ? body fat, build muscle mass ; exercise. Study: big fat lies, mgovern's report, science for smart people, mary enig, the men who made us fat, gary taubes, peter attia, nusi.Org, robert lusting, dietdoctor.Com, nora gedgaudas, etc. ...Read more

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Having dull ache in groin area where i wear my belt on and off again for about 4-5 days. Scale of 1-10, it's about 2. I am overweight and do sit a lot for work. I am also an anxious person by nature.

Having dull ache in groin area where i wear my belt on and off again for about 4-5 days. Scale of 1-10, it's about 2.  I am overweight and do sit a lot for work. I am also an anxious person by nature.

It could just be: Muscle or groin/ligament strain. Ur anxiety may be contributing to ur groin pain and ibs symptoms. Try to ease up and relax and find more fun in whatever u do.Continue staying active and losing weight.Don't worry, be happy! http://m.healthline.com/symptom/groin-pain. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/01/23/11-tips-to-help-manage-anxiety/. ...Read more

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Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Not likely: Not likely. Trips are so rare that being 60 pounds overweight is not going to make it significantly any more likely to have triplets or quads. ...Read more

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Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins"  can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Obesity impairs: Obesity can impair fertility, making it hard to conceive. Losing weight can be a potent benefit for having a baby. The risk of twins is not necessarily increased with obesity. Good luck. ...Read more

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For a year, i've been tracking my 500 calorie a day diet online (i even factor my vita-c tablet). No weightloss! my lowcal diet causes hairloss and worries people. Yet, i'm overweight/prehypertension.

For a year, i've been tracking my 500 calorie a day diet online (i even factor my vita-c tablet). No weightloss! my lowcal diet causes hairloss and worries people. Yet, i'm overweight/prehypertension.

500 cal not healthy: A 500 calorie/day diet is generally not healthy. In general around 1500 cal/day should help with weight loss. You should consult a nutritionist so you can be started on an appropriate diet. ...Read more

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I am 16 and over weight, I have tried so much to lose it, but i feel like the more I do the more the scales go up. Please help me.

1st see your Doctor.: After evaluation he can tel you the causes of your overweight and help you with your diet and exercises. ...Read more

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I'm female, 5 foot exactly and I weight 130 is that okay? I looked online and it said that I'm over weight?

I'm female, 5 foot exactly and I weight 130 is that okay? I looked online and it said that I'm over weight?

A little overweight: At 5 feet tall, ideal weight for a woman is 100-110. If you are a cyclist and have muscular thighs 130 may be OK. Consult a personal trainer or your Primary care for an assessment of total body fat % using calipers or tape. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more