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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
My daughter had a premature birth w/ her first child due to high BP +vprotein in her urine. Will her 2nd pregnant be more high risk? My daughter has just discovered she is pregnant for the second time. Her first pregnancy 5 years ago ended up with a 3 wee
Yes : Yes her 2nd pregnancy will be considered high risk as it sound like she had pre-eclampsia or what some will call toxiemia. Her doctor will monitor her closely for signs of elevated BP and proteinuria and also make sure that if she has gestational diabetes, that she is treated and monitored for it. About 3 percent of women have pre-eclampsia and 7 percent have gestional diabetes with pregnancy so it is common enough that most ob/gyn doctors are comfortable managing patients with who end up having high blood pressure or diabetes in pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it true that an overweight child will eventually have a harder time getting and staying in shape as an adult?
Yes: If you think about it, the major problem with obesity is to change your eating and exercising habit (although there are other reason for it as well). As hard as it may sound, the easier time to change those habits is when they are young. As human beings, the older we get, the harder to change those habits. So if we can't change those habit when our kids are young... It is even more difficult later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make it fun: The key to helping an overweight child exercise is to make it fun: sports! it can be as simple as a family softball game. Soccer is low impact and burns up a lot of calories. There are under (x age) teams everywhere. Tennis with supervision is so much fun. Lead by example. Take your kid to the tennis court. Get lessons for both of you if you don't know how. Swimming is great in the summer. ...Read more
Why is the weight of a person important when prescribing medications?And can you prescribe for an overweight child the same dose given to a fit adult?
Dilution: The amount of a medication needed to work will depend on how strong it needs to be.Compare the process to putting a teaspoon of x in 4 ounces against a teaspoon in 6 ounces.You end up with one more dilute and not as strong.Prescribing by weight is important for most but not all medications.It is most important in childhood when weights at a given age vary by quite a bit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Preterm birth is also known as Premature delivery. Labor that begins before the end of the 37th week is considered "preterm" or "premature." Approximately 1 out of every 10 babies born in the United States is preterm. No one knows the exact cause of preterm labor, but certain situations increase the odds for it, ...Read more
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