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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What would make it sound bubbly when breathing and feel like rubbing at sternum? 31/f overweight but healthy

What would make it sound bubbly when breathing and feel like rubbing at sternum? 31/f overweight but healthy

Hard to tell: We need to have more informations such as history of smoking, do you cough a lot, do you have any pain when you breathe, a bubble sound may be an indication of air passing through a fluid, chronic bromchitis, or fistula between trachea and esophagus; you probably need to see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I don't have sleep apnea, am not overweight, sleep on side, don't drink, but still snore when breathing through my mouth. What aids should I try? Mouthpiece keeping jaw forward? Strap to close mouth?

I don't have sleep apnea, am not overweight, sleep on side, don't drink, but still snore when breathing through my mouth. What aids should I try? Mouthpiece keeping jaw forward? Strap to close mouth?

Sleep study?: Did you officially have a sleep study? Seems you have tried a lot of remedies to try and help, but need to know for sure. CPAP is the "gold standard" of care, but dental mouthpieces for snoring and mild sleep apnea are very effective. ...Read more

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Help! Feel like I'm breathing very shallow while trying to sleep, healthy am over weight but heart healthy multiple ekg normal results 2 occurences?

Help! Feel like I'm breathing very shallow while trying to sleep, healthy am over weight but heart healthy multiple ekg normal results 2 occurences?

Could be: thst you are having a form of sleep apnea, where you stop breathing periodically when sleeping, or hypopnia, which is shallow breathing. This problem is commonly seen in overweight people. See ur doc and consider having a sleep study. Good luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is 22 a little over weight and snores and stops breathing for sometimes 20 or more sec at a time. Could this be sleep apneak?

My boyfriend is 22 a little over weight and snores and stops breathing for sometimes 20 or more sec at a time. Could this be sleep apneak?

Probably: What you describe sounds like sleep apnea, a condition where one stops breathing intermittently during sleep. See your doctor or sleep specialist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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