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Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

It can be...: Without any other symptoms or information, this is likely normal. Body fat distribution (not just total mass) is determined by a very complex interplay between hormones that are very actively changing before, during and after puberty. So as the body changes/matures, the body fat (aka adipose) distribution may also change. If you're worried, though, go see your doctor, they can help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I am a 17 year old male weighing 100 kgs.My height is 5ft 9in.I exercise 6 days a week for 1 hour.What is the best diet for me to lose weight & fat?Tq

I am a 17 year old male weighing 100 kgs.My height is 5ft 9in.I exercise 6 days a week for 1 hour.What is the best diet for me to lose weight & fat?Tq

Portion control: Portion control, portion control, portion control. Eat less ---of healthy choices. Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods ...Read more

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What is a good way for a 17 year old male be eating to lose weight?

What is a good way for a 17 year old male be eating to lose weight?

Eat less and exercis: If you are overweight, then you need to reduce your daily food intake and exercise. Both are important to lose weight but cutting calories is much more effective if you seriously want to lose weight. Also eat healthy(no fast foods whichh are loaded with sugar and fats). Healthy foods are plant based like grains, vegetables and fruits. Supplement these with proteins from eggs, fish, nuts and tofu. ...Read more

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Hello im a 17 year old girl, who is 5ft 7 and im weighing 105 pound and still losing weight, is there anything i could do to stop this?

Hello im a 17 year old girl, who is 5ft 7 and im weighing 105 pound and still losing weight, is there anything i could do to stop this?

Need evaluation: I can exclude the main psychological condition causing weight loss, anorexia nervosa, as these people tell themselves that the more skeletal they appear, the better they look, and hove no concerns. You are concerned, and you need a complete evaluation by your PCP to see if something serious is occurring--much too complex for an evaluation here. Hyperthyroidism is one of dozens of possibilities ...Read more

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I'm a 17 year old girl that is 5'10 and weighs a lot more than she should, can you think of any good ideas for me to do to help me lose weight?

I'm a 17 year old girl that is 5'10 and weighs a lot more than she should, can you think of any good ideas for me to do to help me lose weight?

Weight loss: is a combination of taking in less food or calories and increasing your activity or use of calories. That said, start an activity, any activity, such as walking, and increase to 1 hour a day if possible. Write down everything you eat to make yourself aware of your intake, including beverages. Eat mostly lean meats, veggies and fresh fruits and whole grain breads, reducing you intake 10%. ...Read more

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What is a fast and safe way for a 17-year-old female to lose weight?

What is a fast and safe way for a 17-year-old female to lose weight?

No: If no underlying med problem, healthy weight loss requires eating the right whole foods, avoiding many processed foods, and staying physically active. Avoid any processed foods with sugar and flour, eliminate most foods with saturated and trans fats, and add plenty of vegetables and beans, many fruits and nuts, some whole grains, and wild salmon. Add regular physical activity and see pounds drop. ...Read more

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Im a 17 year old girl and im 5'2. how much should i weigh? and what is the healthiest way to lose weight

Im a 17 year old girl and im 5'2. how much should i weigh? and what is the healthiest way to lose weight

About 120 pounds: About 120 pounds would be a good weight for you. Losing weight requires a combination of reducing intake of food and exercising, easier said than one. You may wish to join a support group like weight watchers. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are quick, healthy ways to lose weight? I run 3-5 miles daily and eat fairly healthy. 17 year old girl. Thanks.

What are quick, healthy ways to lose weight? I run 3-5 miles daily and eat fairly healthy. 17 year old girl. Thanks.

No quick ways: There are no quick ways other than dehydration....Losing a pound or two a week is the best way. Stopping sodas, processed foods, dairy (no milk, cheese or yogurt) and removing gluten from the diet often result in easy weight reduction. Eating more fresh fruits and veggies and reducing/eliminating fast and fried foods will also help. ...Read more

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I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

Is your BMI high?: Losing weight to become skinny is not a healthy reason. Have you talked to your doctor or parents about this? If you would be healthier at a lower weight than the following applies. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages > ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

Lose weight: That depends on your height. If you are 4'11" then yes you are overweight. If you are 5'5" you do not need to lose weight. Just calculate your bmi (body mass index) using google. If your bmi is under 25 then you are not overweight. If you are overweight, just eat healthier (less bread, rice, pasta, tortillas, soda, junk food, fast food) and exercise 3-4 times a week (cardio). ...Read more

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Can I follow the 5-Day reset program of USANA? I am 17 years old and wants to lose weight :) Thank You :)

Can I follow the 5-Day reset program of USANA?
I am 17 years old and wants to lose weight :) Thank You :)

I am not in: a position to give you permission. You are a 17 year old boy and we don't know if you are currently at a healthy weight or not. According to your listed conditions - you have Tuberculosis. I would discuss with your personal physician before engaging in any weight loss program. Take care. ...Read more

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17 yo, sudden Dark Colored Stool not black mixed with reg today, no pain , no weight loss, no symp should I still check up with PCP?

17 yo,  sudden Dark Colored Stool not black mixed with reg today, no pain , no weight loss, no symp should I still check up with PCP?

Check diet first: Are you taking food rich in iron? Are you taking Pepto- Bismol. They will both turn stool dark. If you are really bleeding internally you would probably be showing other symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight as a 17yr old girl who weighs 175 pounds?

Medical evaluation: First, see your doctor to discuss the problem because there may be some health problems associated with the additional weight or contributing to the weight gain. Secondly, cutting back on calories will be key. Changing what you eat might make it easier. No sugared drinks, including juice. Consider seeing a dietician or wellness center. Increase exercise. ...Read more

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What is the most effective weight loss strategy/technique for a 20 year old male?

What is the most effective weight loss strategy/technique for a 20 year old male?

Eat fewer calories: Most people are successful at losing weight when they eat less every day. It's usually a matter of finding out what what are healthy portions of healthy foods. This doesn't mean you have to stop eating the foods you like. It may mean learning to eat other foods and reducing the overall amount that you eat. Being physically active most days of the week will help keep pounds off. ...Read more

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56 year old male lost 20 lbs in a 2month period without changing eating habits , no weight loss or exercise program. What can cause this?

56 year old male  lost 20 lbs in a 2month period without  changing eating habits , no weight loss  or exercise program. What can cause this?

Does not sound right: This is what we call unintentional weight loss and should be investigated. No change in intake or activities, but significant wt loss suggests some metobolic/endocrine/neoplastic process is likely. Hyperthyroidism is most likely, but this is just a guess without further information/exam. I suggest consulting doc as soon as feasible. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 51 year old male and am suffering unexplained weight loss and sudden loss of appetite?

I am 51 year old male and am suffering unexplained weight loss and sudden loss of appetite?

Go see your doctor!: Unexplained weight loss +/- loss of appetite needs to be evaluated. In this age group, we start worrying about colon cancer. Upper endoscopy to investigate stomach (for possible cause of loss of appetite) can be easily done at same time as colonoscopy (screening for colon cancer). Your family doctor can refer you to gastroenterologist for testing after checking for hyperthyroidism. Good luck! ...Read more

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22 year old male hot flases at 9pm every night, dizziness, weight loss. Tested for Thyroid and cortisol all normal?

22 year old male hot flases at 9pm every night, dizziness, weight loss. Tested for Thyroid and cortisol all normal?

Hot flashes,dizzines: This is abnormal. Keep checking with your doctor to determine cause of your problem. Do not give up. If not enough help, then get another opinion. ...Read more

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I am a 17 year old male and have been having headaches everyday for the past 4 weeks, the headaches are off and on, some nausea and loss of balance?

I am a 17 year old male and have been having headaches everyday for the past 4 weeks, the headaches are off and on, some nausea and loss of balance?

See your doc: If this is a new onset headache , i.e it has never happened like this before, then see your regular pediatrician for a thorough history and physical examination. ...Read more

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What are effective weight-loss exercises for an 11-year-old boy?

What are effective weight-loss exercises for an 11-year-old boy?

Moderate intensity: All children should be engaged in moderate to high intensity exercise for at least 1 hour of every day. Any exercise your 11 year old will participate in regularly is the best for him. Make sure it is something that keeps his heart rate going. While exercise promotes health and helps in weight loss, it is not enough without improved diet. Check out choosemyplate.Gov for nutritional guidance. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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