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What is a healthy BMI for a woman 5'1 and 102 pounds? Is this a safe weight to carry a baby?

What is a healthy BMI for a woman 5'1 and 102 pounds?  Is this a safe weight to carry a baby?

You are there: Based on your weight and height, your bmi is 19.2. A healthy bmi is 18-24.9, so you are there. As long as you have a normal menstrual cycle, you likely are at a healthy weight. Your weight can be up to 120 and you will still be at a healthy weight. Make sure you maintain your weight in a healthy way. ...Read more

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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


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What is the normal or healthy weight/bmi for a woman of 24yrs & Height of 5'4?

What is the normal or healthy weight/bmi  for a woman of 24yrs & Height of 5'4?

About 120 lbs: One easy equation for weight is to be 100 lbs for 5 feet and then add about 5 lbs per inch. So for 5'4'' an average weight would be 120 lbs plus or minus about 10 lbs. If you are severely overweight you should not expect to get down to that weight though. ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for an adult female that is 5'6"?

20-24: The target bmi for an adult female is between 20 & 24 (average 22) based ofn cdc & nchs statistics. ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

Around 22-25: The "normal" range for body mass index is 18-25. This does not take into account body composition. When losing weight to reach this range you must exercise and get enough protein to maintain lean muscle mass while losing body fat. ...Read more

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Is a healthy male BMI the same as a female's bmi?

Is a healthy male BMI the same as a female's bmi?

No: Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%, . ...Read more

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I'm 20yo female.5 feet 2".38 kg weight. Bmi : underweight.How can I gain weight & get my BMI to healthy weight? I walk 1 hr everyday.Is that a problem

I'm 20yo female.5 feet 2".38 kg weight. Bmi : underweight.How can I gain weight & get my BMI to healthy weight? I walk 1 hr everyday.Is that a problem

See below: You need to increase your caloric intake. Ideally you should meet with a nutritionist to go over a proper diet for you. I imagine you are not eating enough. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for a non-diabetic female with a low-normal BMI to have resting blood sugar in the 60's-70's?

Is it healthy for a non-diabetic female with a low-normal BMI to have resting blood sugar in the 60's-70's?

60's-70's: Not too bad. Are you checking your blood sugar. If so, why. It seems that your blood sugar is OK. If you have some concerns please let me know. "dansjake@gmail.com" ...Read more

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30yr working married lady(healthy diet, BMI 24) frm India having severe hair fall?

30yr working married lady(healthy diet, BMI 24) frm India  having severe hair fall?

Hair Loss: There is not one specific treatment for hair loss. There are number of potential causes that would be approached differently (depending on the cause). Dermatological work up is likely to be your best bet. Take care ...Read more

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Female-19, dark, thick hair on stomach. No other symptoms of PCOS, healthy BMI. Waxed a few times, and still won't go away. Is this normal? Removal?

Female-19, dark, thick hair on stomach. No other symptoms of PCOS, healthy BMI. Waxed a few times, and still won't go away. Is this normal? Removal?

Hypertrichosis?: 19 year old young lady with patch of dark thick hair on stomach. When did this start? At birth? Studies show that hypertrichosis must be differentiated from hirsutism,which is hair growth caused by excessive androgens. You should have an evaluation for hirsutism/PCOS but also for hypertrichosis with a dermatologist. Hypertrichosis can be local/generalized, congenital/caused by drugs/medical issues ...Read more

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What is the best BMI for a woman of 5'1 inches tall?

BMI: Bmi is independent of height. For most people, the best bmi is between 20 and 25. But if you are muscular, this can be off. ...Read more

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Whats best BMI for 60 year old man and woman?

Ranges: Bmi categories: underweight = <18.5 normal weight = 18.5–24.9 overweight = 25–29.9 obesity = bmi of 30 or greater. ...Read more

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Is there a different BMI calculation for men and woman?

Is there a different BMI calculation for men and woman?

Limitations of BMI: The calculation is the same. Men tend to be taller, which to some extent offsets the greater weight due to muscle. The bmi is not the be-all end-all of body fat measurements. It is a useful index for most people, and in large populations, but individual people can be muscular, stocky, and otherwise have low body fat but still a high bmi. ...Read more

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What is idea BMI for a woman who is 66inches and 35yo and 189lbs?

What is idea BMI for a woman who is 66inches and 35yo and 189lbs?

BMI18.5-24.9: Hello RHowe, There is a wide range for normal BMI 18.5-24.9. Please use the following link from the cdc http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html ...Read more

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Should a woman with a normal body mass index (bmi) before pregnancy should gain 11 to 20 pounds during pregnancy.?

Should a woman with a normal body mass index (bmi) before pregnancy should gain 11 to 20 pounds during pregnancy.?

Weight Gain: the Institutes of Medicine say that a woman with a normal BMI before pregnancy is recommended to gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. Many physicains believe that the weight gain targets are too high, however. It is always best to discuss personal targets with the individual doctor taking care of the patient. ...Read more

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What is the safe maximum heart rate during exercise for a 58 year old woman with BMI 36.8?

What is the safe maximum heart rate during exercise for a 58 year old woman with BMI 36.8?

Interesting question: In theory 220- age is maximum heart rate, but I have seen some people exceed this formula, the real question is target heart rate- probably 60-70% of this according to exercise physiology - about 112 for you. If you run a bit higher comfortably, don't worry. As you excercise more your heart rate may drop as you get more fit. Still, you don't have to go that hard to get benefits. Be well! ...Read more

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Is it safe for a BMI 35.4, 26 y/o woman to be on a 1200 calorie diet or should I chose the 1350? I need motivation through fast results

Is it safe for a BMI 35.4, 26 y/o woman to be on a 1200 calorie diet or should I chose the 1350? I need motivation through fast results

1200 okay: 1200 calories is a reasonable calorie restriction. Remember that you are trying to make changes in your life style through diet and exercise that will allow you to not only lose weight, but keep the weight off. It does you no good to restrict calories excessively, only to find that you cannot sustain it, go off it and then regain all the weight you lost. Remember that aerobic exercise is a must ...Read more

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Can a woman with a BMI of close to 40 get breast augmentation?

Can a woman with a BMI of close to 40 get breast augmentation?

Yes in certain cases: Women with elevated BMIs namely those greater than 35 and little to no major health risks my be good candidates for breast augmentation depending on the shape and size of their breast. However, in this group of women the more aesthetically pleasing operation might be a lift and augmentation also know as a Breast Reduction Mammoplasty and Augmentation. ...Read more

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Will it help a normal weight pcos woman to keep a low carb diet? I once did this strictly - my BMI fell to 20/21 and my period got much more regular.

Will it help a normal weight pcos woman to keep a low carb diet? I once did this strictly - my BMI fell to 20/21 and my period got much more regular.

Yes: Maintaining a low glycemic index diet or a low simple carb diet is very helpful for pc os. If you are normal weight do not lose anymore weight just eat more to maintain. This will help your ovulation quality and chances of pregnancy. ...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