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Body mass index: We don't focus much on age & gender when calculating body mass index or bmi which is what we use to determine normal, overweight & obesity. Check out http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm. Going backwards, you can weigh as little as 105# (bmi=18.5) or as much as 140# (bmi=24.8) but more importantly, you want a predominance of muscle, rather than being all fat. Fitness is key. ...Read more
Hi my names is Patricia baca and I have leukemia and I was wondering if I have atelectasis would it hurt me or kill me?
Won't Kill: Not likely to kill you.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am going to the toilet a lot during the night and I am not pregnant w hat domyou think it might be. Thank you. Patricia?
Patricia keeps on sweating up and her asthma keeps on getting worse. Please may I have advice on what to do and when to do it?
Asthma: If your child is not well controlled on his current asthma regimen, please discuss with your doctor. You should have a plan for exacerbations, which can occur with viral infections, colds, or even cold exposure. She could also have a more significant chest infection needing attention. ...Read more
I'm going out for saint patricks day with my kids dad. I know i'll b having more than one drink & smoke. How many days do I not have to breastfeed?
48-72 hours: Certainly, you can pump in advance to take over the few days you will have to assure any alcohol or cigarette carcinogens are out of your system, but too bad you can not just hold off on the smoking and alcohol for this one year? If you do decide the former course of action, do not forget to pump for those days off too, so your breasts stay lactating. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a minor UTI, and since today is st patricks day I was wondering if I can have a few drinks? If its ok? Antibiotics start tomorrow
Patrick is losing blood and we don't no were its going he's anemic and his blood test are 100 instead of 20 his thyroid is not working what does this me?
Need to see doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining patrick. Please take him to his doctor or the nearest hospital, at your earliest. ...Read more
Dr patrick kohlitz first I started with lower back pain and lasted for two months and now its been 3 weeks that I am having chest pain muscle like.
My friends throat partcialy closes and he can hardly breath for about 30 sec sometimes longer. Its normal for him. This happens for no apparent reason?
No: This is never normal. He needs to see his physician to have this evaluated and examined. ...Read more
Patrick had alcohol poisoning and the says he heart aches. He was given medications. He want to know how soon he can have sex.
Any time: Whenever he is steadt. Time wise 24 hrs is good enough unless he is chronic alcoholic then he may have longer withdral symptoms. ...Read more