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Rash From Being Overweight
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23 years old, swollen feet and ankles, 50lbs overweight, psoriasis like rash on feet, what can this be?
Venous stasis: You may be developing venous stasis dermatitis caused by chronic swelling in your ankles. It is caused by weight gain and high blood pressure causing the legs to swell. Best to wear compression stockings and elevate the feet and decrease salt in your diet. See primary doctor for blood pressure and weight management. It can be reversed so don't be discouraged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BMI is a crude guide: The bmi formula, english units, is (wt in lbs) x 703÷(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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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