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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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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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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?

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?

Probably not: A bmi of 22 it would not typically be necessary to lose weight.Bioimpedance with home scales can be inaccurate and vary widely depending on level of hydration.Urinating could change the % by as much as 5%.Also % can vary based on athlete vs sedentary. Women naturally carry a higher body fat percentage compared to men. As such, 30% is not necessarily out of range. Work on resistance training to dec. ...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

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