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Perfect BMI for my age and height yet I have PCOS. Can having PCOS cause a pressure in the abdomen? Experiencing pressure. Flat stomach.

Perfect BMI for my age and height yet I have PCOS. Can having PCOS cause a pressure in the abdomen? Experiencing pressure. Flat stomach.

Yes indeed.: Obesity only occurs in about 60% of women with PCOS but the pelvic pain and bloating can occur in most. Use local heat or non steroidals like naprosyn (naproxen) for the discomfort. If the discomfort persists see your physician for evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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Am I the ideal weight for my height and age if BMI is 25?

Am I the ideal weight for my height and age if BMI is 25?

Not exactly: Bmi 25 is close to 80th percentile for female adult and 75th for male. Bmi over 85th percentile is regarded as overweight. ...Read more

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I am at the 8th percentile and BMI of 16.3 for my age, height, and weight. Is this underweight?

I am at the 8th percentile and BMI of 16.3 for my age, height, and weight. Is this underweight?

It would fall: In the underweight category, but may be appropriate for you. Have you discussed it with your doctor? ...Read more

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My bmi is 43.5 my height 5'10 age 19 water content is 36% I want to loose some serious weight what type of fruit should I eat or not?

My bmi is 43.5 my height 5'10 age 19 water content is 36% I want to loose some serious weight what type of fruit should I eat or not?

Any type: All fruit is healthy, and can be a part of a weight loss diet. It's a good idea to eat a variety of fruits, since different types have different nutrients in them. Fruits with a high water content - such as melon or grapefruit - can be useful in weight loss because the water makes you feel fuller but does not add calories. ...Read more

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My BMI is normal (about 22), but my body fat is high for my age & height (about 30% according to a digital scale). Do I need to lose weight?

Ask doctor: Check with your doctor or nutritionist. If there are metabolic illnesses in your personal or family history, you may wish to be more aggressive about body fat management. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight? I have been struggling to gain weight and according to my age, height, and BMI I am considered underweight.

Check caloric intake: The most common reason for being underweight according to bmi assuming you are taking in enough calories for your height is genetics. If one of your parents have he same body type, it does become more difficult to gain weight. With that said, it is important to eat more calories that what you are expending. Check how many calories you are burning at rest, with daily activities, and with exercis. ...Read more

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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

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Male, 32 age, BMI 21.9, waist-to-height ratio is 0.49 as pant size 33inches, height 68 inches, walk 2 miles daily, runner knee for 1 year, cure for it?

Male, 32 age, BMI 21.9, waist-to-height ratio is 0.49 as pant size 33inches, height 68 inches, walk 2 miles daily, runner knee for 1 year, cure for it?

An overuse syndrome: There are a few causes of runner's knee. The most common involves the front of the knee and is caused by damage to the cartilage lining the patella (patellofemoral pain syndrome). Another occurs on the lateral side from irritation of the iliotibial band. Treatment for both involve rest, nsaids, activity modification, and physical therapy.If left untreated both can become chronic problems. ...Read more

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I am 88kgs n 5'6 height, wats my bmi?

Kindly check out: This link. Take care! Http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator. Html? Mobile=nocontent. ...Read more

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Need BMI or height to weight chart for men?

Need BMI or height to weight chart for men?

BMI chart for men: Take a look at the attached chart. ...Read more

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Height 5'6 weights 147.5lbs what is my bmi?

24: These numbers were actually never intended for individuals, but as a measure for populations. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you and lets you take part effectively in your favorite sport. As a predictor of health, the much-sought-after "appropriate bmi" of 18-25 has been a disappointment. It's much more important simply to stay physically fit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can BMI be different to height/weight chart?

H/W chart: Says what you should weigh for a given height. Bmi is a calculation that takes your sex, height and weight and calculates a number that you compare with ranges of normal vs obesity. ...Read more

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I wanna know my bmi. I am male, 25 years old, 5'5 in height?

BMI?: This is an incomplete question. It is impossible to calculate your bmi without your weight. ...Read more

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Hi my height is 5-2ft and my weight is 55kg my BMI 22 I guess. Is this healthy?

Hi my height is 5-2ft and my weight is 55kg my BMI 22 I guess. Is this healthy?

Lookin' good!: This looks pretty good. I recalculated your BMI and got the same thing. Normal weight is considered to be a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9, so you're right in the middle. Consider some measure of body fat, as well. Acceptable range for women is 25-31% body fat. Most important for health is to develop nutritional, physical, emotional and spiritual balance and fitness. Good luck...you're on the right track! ...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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26 yrs old female my height is 5'4 my BMI has now gone down to 15.5 is that a bad weight? X

Yes: A normal bmi is between 20-25 and anything under 18.5 is dangerously low. You could be causing serious damage to your heart, bones, hormones, and reproductive system. I would encourage you to speak with your doctor or a dietician promptly. ...Read more

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What is a normal weight for my height or BMI at 49?

BMI: Normal bmi at the 50th percentile for your age is around 26. ...Read more

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My BMI says that I'm over weight for my height, what can I do about it?

My BMI says that I'm over weight for my height, what can I do about it?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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If my BMI says I'm under weight for my height, will this affect my fertility?

Possibly: Sometimes a too low of a bmi may affect ovulation. Have your physician check you for ovulation with ultrasound and progesterone. ...Read more

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I am around 88 kgs and my height is 5' 10" as per my BMI my weight should be around 75 so please tell d best way to reduce my weight?

I am around 88 kgs and my height is 5' 10" as per my BMI my weight should be around 75 so please tell d best way to reduce my weight?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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I am 5ft 4in and weigh around 9st 4, so I'm told this is average for my weight/height ratio. But my BMI is above average, how do I reduce it?

Diet/exercise: Your weight is only slightly above normal. If you want to lose weight, the only thing that works is to eat less and exercise more. See a goo registered dietitian. ...Read more

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I need to gain my body weight. My height is 5'10 and my weight 54, which makes my BMI very low! Can you suggest me some useful tips? Thank you!

I need to gain my body weight. My height is 5'10 and my weight 54, which makes my BMI very low! Can you suggest me some useful tips? Thank you!

54 pound?: If that is the case, you have a very serious weight loss. I would like to know the cause before suggesting anything. I would like you to see your doctor and find out why you loose so much weight. If we know the cause, suggestion for treatment would be easier. Good luck. ...Read more

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My height is 5ft 10.5inches. Is my BMI is good or should I have to gain weight. M well muscular built. My weight is not going to increase I have tried.

Hard to say: You get the most from this site when you provide enough background information for us to give an answer. Requesting that we discuss your BMI based only on your height is impossible. The BMI is based on weight/height. Without the weight to verify your BMI we cannot comment. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering what your view on the BMI system is. Do you think it is effective? Do you prefer BMI or waist to height? (for a research project).

BMI vs waist to HT: What do you prefer for a research project. Because need both measurements needed for both estimates of obesity I would calculate them both and see which one works best for your study. There are very standard ways to measure these so look up exactly how to do it for a research project. Let us know what you find. ...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


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