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Dr. Christopher Dowd Dr. Dowd
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How do I calculate my bmi?

How do I calculate my bmi?

Use this link: You'll need your height & weight. Then go follow this link: http://nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/ and input your numbers into the calculator and it'll show you your bmi. On the side of the page you'll also see the general guides for what a healthy bmi range is. Keep in mind this categorization isn't perfect and some people will fall a little outside the normal range, but still be okay. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How do you calculate average bmi?

How do you calculate average bmi?

Calculate BMI: Use the formulas in chart and then compare with a chart. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What can I do to calculate my bmi?

What can I do to calculate my bmi?

Use weight & height: The categories normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at one's weight in comparison to her height. Tall people are allowed to weigh more than short people are. Bmi calculators are available at the doctor's office and also on the internet. An adult with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 is normal, 25-29.9 is overweight, and 30 or more is obese. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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How does a nurse calculate your BMI?

Calculator, nomogram: Hi. Most of us use an app on our smart phone or tablet that is dedicated to BMI calculation...plug in height and weight, and presto, out comes BMI. There are older nomogram tables that some people still use. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Meislin Dr. Meislin
Sports Medicine
32 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Martin Tamler Dr. Tamler
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
29 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What is a good way to calculate the BMI or body mass index?

What is a good way to calculate the BMI or body mass index?

NHLBI: Try this website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. This gives you an accurate BMI based on your height and weight, and gives you the guidelines for normal, underweight, overweight and obese. Just plug in the numbers. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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What's the best way for me to calculate my BMI without weighing myself?

You can't: Bmi is a calculation based on your height and your weight. You need to know both in order to do the calculation. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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I am a 16 year old female. I am very active and i want to calculate my BMI but for a highly active teenager. Height: 5.6" weight: 155 age: 16 years ol?

I am a 16 year old female. I am very active and i want to calculate my BMI but for a highly active teenager. Height: 5.6" weight: 155 age: 16 years ol?

Fair: Your bmi is 25 kg/m2 and considered slightly overweight. However it is more important to measure the waist line size which should be much less than 35 inch in a female of your age. Do note that if you are somewhat muscular, the bmi may well be normal. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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I recently asked a question about my fat intake and calorie intake, one of the answers was calculate your bmi. What is BMI and how do I calculate it?

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I recently asked a question about my fat intake and calorie intake, one of the answers was calculate your bmi. What is BMI and how do I calculate it?

BMI: It is equal to either; weight in kilos divided by the square of height in meters. Or; weight in pounds divided by square of height in inches, multiplied by 703 ...Read more

Dr. Marc Zimmermann Dr. Zimmermann
Psychiatry
18 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

Height and weight: There are any number of bmi calculators available on the internet. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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When body mass index (bmi) is calculated for femails, what is the average?

19-25: A normal BMI is between 19 and 25. Remember, the BMI does not take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) nor lab values (blood sugar, cholesterol) or medical history (high blood pressure). ...Read more

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Dr. Randolph Thomas Dr. Thomas
Pediatrics
36 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How do you calculate to obtain an accurate BMI value?

How do you calculate to obtain an accurate BMI value?

Use a calculator : There are so many online calculators now for bmi that you don't have to do the calculation yourself. If you choose to, the formula is: bmi = weight in kilograms / (height in meters x height in meters) . That is ( weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared). I hope that the attached table is helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can you please explain BMI and what does it calculate?

Can you please explain BMI and what does it calculate?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Tamler Dr. Tamler
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
29 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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How can I calculate body mass index?

How can I calculate body mass index?

Go online: Hi. You can calculate your BMI at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm All you'll need is your height (barefoot) and your naked weight. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How do you calculate body mass index?

Download an app.: If you have a smart phone these are several apps that can do this for you. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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How can you calculate body mass index?

How can you calculate body mass index?

BMI IS A MEASURE: Of your weight in relation to your height. Remember that it is an "estimate" of body fat, and a fairly good gauge of your risk for diseases that increase with higher body fat. It is a "screening" tool, not a diagnostic tool.Weight is only one factor related to health risks, so many other factors are taken into consideration. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent Dr. St. Laurent
Bariatrics
25 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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Want legit formula to calculate body mass index?

Want legit formula to calculate body mass index?

Kg/m2: Bmi is a calculated value of your weight in kilograms (1kg=2.205 lbs) divided by you height in meters squared (1 meter=39.37 in). To square your height, multiply it by itself. I.E. 1.7 x 1.7. It's much easier to use one of the online bmi calculators where you just put in your height and weight and it does all the conversions and calculations for you. ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more