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What Is Considered Overweight For A 13 Year Old
Yes: Unless your daughter is extremely tall, say over 5ft 9 in, this weight woukd be considered heavy - it all depends on her height- check some height-weight tables to find out if she is above the 95th percentile, that would be the cutoff for the heavy, or overweight catagory ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 13 year old girl who is overweight.I have a bulky type build and it's really hard for me to loos weight.What type of exercises should I do?Diet?
A little: 5 ft 2 at age 13 is average. ( 50th percentile for age) Her ideal weight at that height and age is 100lbs according to the growth charts. She is 26 pounds and 26% overweight for her age and height. This is a good time to reinforce good healthy eating habits with plenty of fruits and veggies as well as being active daily. ...Read more
Am I overweight? I am a 13 year old girl who has almost completed puberty (around tanner stage 5). I am 5'5 and I weigh around 138 lbs
BMI 25: A normal body mass index ( a measure of your weight in context for your height) is 20 to 25 so you are within the normal range there. Keep drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruits and veggies, and try a sport or daily exercise to stay active with your lifestyle! Thanks for taking such an interest in your health! Another tip? Skip the soda, juice and sweetened drinks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm quite tall, but I'm worried if I am overweight. I weigh 10st and 9lbs. I am a 13 year old girl and I don't do much sports. Am I overweight?
Overweight?: At age 13 you should take up a sport or two. What is your weight? Is there something else worrying you? Have you discussed this with your mother? Please let me know. ...Read more
Overweight Teen: It's best to interest the youth in activities that he can enjoy such as swimming and team sports. You don't want to make the young man self conscious about his weight. Get him to choose an activity that is fun ! if he can choose the activity and have fun, the rest will follow. Finally, good nutrition (avoid the word diet) needs to become a family affair ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Long-term changes: I am happy you are recognizing this problem and taking action. Short-term diets don't have lasting benefits- the key is dietary changes that you can continue indefinitely. One key is to minimize simple carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/hlcchth -this has links to many articles with good information Also see http://tinyurl.com/zhfcohm and http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh -click on the "discuss that" link. ...Read more
13 yr old -chinese-overweight (150lbs) 5ft4inch. Had blood test 2 years ago, doc not worried. Should go test again? What chances of getting diabetes?
13yr old started menstrating at 11yrs. Hasn't had period for 4 months not sexually active. Slightly overweight, very tired, some nausea. Any ideas?
13 yo son w extreme fatigue, overweight, chills, joint pain etc. Cbc showed wbc 11.8, abso neutro 7.1, abso lymph 3.6, and abso mono 0.9. Also TSH 7.250. I'm worried about leukemia. No other signs of inf at time of blood draw. Shld this b concerning?
Leukemia!: why should it be? your son's doctor is doing a good job, pertinent labs were ordered, and results are fine, may be TSH is on the higher side, but it can be followed, and hypothyroidism could be the problem and can manifest this way, however, clinical judgement is important, trust your doctor, your son will be fine, wish you all the best ...Read more
Depends: Piercings are very popular as a form of self expression. If you choose to get one for your child make sure the person doing the procedure is using sterile technique. Also review your state laws to make sure you won't be in violation of child negligence laws by allowing this procedure on your child. Best just to stick to the ears at this age. http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/body_piercing_safe.html# ...Read more
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