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Is it true if you have skin rash like welts it's due to diabetes I'm overweight but not that big I'm 230 pounds 5"8?

Is it true if you have skin rash like welts it's due to diabetes I'm overweight but not that big I'm 230 pounds 5"8?

Weight: You are headed for trouble. Your body mass index (BMI) is 35 and the usual BMI should be 20-25. You need to lose weight. With that and your diabetes in mind you must have your doctor refer you to a diabetes educator.

You would also be helped by seeing an athletic trainer. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I am over weight I shower very often but I have this red burning rash under my belly and wanted to know how to clear it up fast and what it could be?

I am over weight I shower very often but I have this red burning rash under my belly and wanted to know how to clear it up fast and what it could be?

Fungal rash: This is likely a fungal rash. Overweight individuals will have some flesh that hangs over the waist (called pannus). This area remains moist allowing for fungal growth. Other than losing weight, make sure the area is dry (esp after bathing/showering). If during the day it becomes moist and red, try some gold bond powder to keep it dry and hinder fungal growth. If the skin is raw, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my lower legs. It looks like broken capillaries. No itching. I am over weight and take meds for blood pressure and a statin?

I have a rash on my lower legs. It looks like broken capillaries. No itching. I am over weight and take meds for blood pressure and a statin?

Telangiectasias: Telangiectasias can be seen anywhere on the body. They are common on the face (nose, cheeks, and chin) and legs (particularly the thighs, just below the knees and the ankles). Telangiectasias are superficial blood vessels in the skin. Treatment is with lasers or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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I'm 50 and 40 lb overweight?

I'm 50 and 40 lb overweight?

Change your life: At the most basic level dieting takes no time or money. You can choose to eat less. I am sure you are busy, we all are. Do you have anything more important than your life? We each have 24 hours per day. Find a way to demand that you have earned the right to spend 1 of those hours each day to keep you alive. Would a check for $1million convince you? Would a funeral convince you? What will it take? ...Read more

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Could I be overweight but not fat?

Yes: You might appear "overweight" by some weight standards but it could be related to large muscle mass. ...Read more

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Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Healthy vs risk...: Unfortunately being over weight is actually more common than normal wt these days. As long as you are active, eat a healthy/balanced diet, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and don't drink to excess, you are better off overweight than normal wt and don't do the above. Also, if you have big frame, 10lbs may not make u overweight. Stay healthy. It is a lifelong commitment, but so worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 5'6 and 192 lbs-am I overweight?

I am 5'6 and 192 lbs-am I overweight?

Yes, by BMI.: Granted, the BMI is a flawed governmental indicator that does not take body composition into account, but at your height and weight, your BMI of 31 would put you into the "obese" category. You should make some efforts to lose weight, as obesity does put you at risk for weight-related health concerns. ...Read more

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I am 5'1 and 115 lbs. Is that overweight?

I am 5'1 and 115 lbs. Is that overweight?

BMI = about 22 kg/m2: Ur BMI (weight in kg divided by body surface area, depends on ht) is ~22 kg/m^2. A BMI b/w 20 to 25 kg/m^2 generally is ideal, so u r not overweight (u r probably near ideal weight). However, other factors go into this calc. Are u dieting? Purging? What is ur baseline wt? And what about ur waist-to-hip (circumferences) ratio? These cd help u answer ur question. Talk 2 ur doctor w/ these answers. ...Read more

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How would you know if you are overweight?

How would you know if you are overweight?

BMI is a crude guide: The bmi formula, english units, is (wt in lbs) x 703รท (ht in inches), see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/body_mass_index. Optimal just below 20 to ~25 bmi range. However, if very muscular, bmi overestimates body fat. The bigger issue, healthwise, is body fat, which is driven by low-fat diet/foods (carb/sugar is rapidly converted to triglyceride fats, by liver ; stored). See nusi. Org, fatchance. Html. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being overweight?

What are the symptoms of being overweight?

Many: Overweight is a classification based on what is considered healthy body weight. A bmi > 25 (while it has flaws) is calculated based on your height and weight. There are many social, emotional, and physical effects of being overweight including increased risk for high blood pressure, coronary problems, diabetes, stroke, joint pain, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and stigma to name a few. ...Read more

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Which percentage of Americans are overweight?

Which percentage of Americans are overweight?

Bad News!!!!!: See http://www. Niddk. Nih. Gov/health-information/health-statistics/Pages/overweight-obesity-statistics. Aspx 74% of American men are overweight & 68% of American adults are obese or overweight. EGAD!!! ...Read more

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Is being 160 pounds and being 5'6 overweight?

Is being 160 pounds and being 5'6 overweight?

Calculate BMI: Google body mass index and there are online calculators for bmi. 25-29 is considered overweight and 30+ considered obese but if you are muscular, bmi will overestimate your fat content a little. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of being overweight?

What are the health risks of being overweight?

Overweight: Many health risks:
Diabetes
Hypertension
High levels of multiple liver problems.

The list goes on!
Please see your doctor about this as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a teen to be overweight?

What are the causes of a teen to be overweight?

Multiple factors: Generally, a young person who is overweight is not exercising enough (a minimum is 150 minutes per week in youth) and making poor food selections. A part of the problem typically is too much caloric intake.
There is a correlation of "screen time" with obesity. More screen time -> more weight. Finally, in some stress or depression can contribute. Start with more exercise and smart eating. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people are overweight?

Multifactorial: There are many reasons including diet, exercise, lifestyle, food choices and eating habits. More people eat out now than 20 years ago and these foods tend to be high in fat and calories. Portion sizes have grown as well. More TV and videos and less activity is another contributing factor. So you can see its a combination of things and not just one reason alone. ...Read more

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I'm 24f 162lbs 5'3-5'4 am I considered very overweight?

I'm 24f 162lbs 5'3-5'4 am I considered very overweight?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well.

http://www. Healthchecksystems. Com/heightweightchart. Htm

162 pounds would be considered overweight. ...Read more

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I'm 16 5'2 and I want to know what overweight would be considered for me?

I'm 16 5'2 and I want to know what overweight would be considered for me?

137 pounds: For someone who is 5'2" a normal weight is 102-136 (with 120 being in the middle of that). 137-163 is considered overweight and 164 or more is considered obese.
See http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc. Htm ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Overweight (Definition)

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