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New Poll: What's Your BMI?

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

We have a new poll posted today on the Polls section dealing with a person's BMI. The poll is single choice. Please leave a comment in the Comments section. Please see: healthunlocked.com/healthye...

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23.5

Just over 25, but I am having a problem with water retention.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Southcoast132

Have you talked to the doctor about the issue with water retention?

Not as yet. Tomorrow is my most likely day to try that. I have not had an HF nurse for a year (reCently found out) and I don't know if the surgery has an HF team. If they're not helpful I'll try the BHF helpline

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Southcoast132

The helpline sounds like a great idea to try as a backup plan. :-) Please let us know what you find out when you can get more information. :-)

Telephone appointment with doctor today. First step

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Southcoast132

That's fantastic news! :-) What time is the appointment scheduled?

Done. Thanks for asking :) My GP is going to write to the HF nurse I had from Eastbourne and ask her to put me back on her books. So I will talk to her at some point for more information. Everything else was also positive. I have a lot of pains so he agreed to put painkillers on my prescription. He has increased water pills to see if that helps with water retention. And I have to arrange blood test in about 2 weeks to check my kidneys. So I'm now a happy camper. :)

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Southcoast132

That's great! I can't wait to hear more about it after you talk to the nurse. Hope she can give more information when the time comes. :-)

Doctor thinks she won't get the letter for 2 or 3 weeks.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Southcoast132

Okay. Give it time and then let us know what happens after that.:-)

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23.7

Like the poll, a great way to encourage healthy eating

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Lotus-Blossom

Thank you for saying this about the poll! We really appreciate it very much, Lotus-Blossom.😀👍🌈

24 managed to reduce it since started running and pubs closed. 🍺

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to China-trekker

That's great news! Keep it up with the running. :-)

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The bmi isn't accurate so I don't use it.

Bella_Figura
Bella_FiguraReading Rabbits in reply to Hidden

It doesn't work as well as it might for everyone, does it? I know you can get fit, strong and healthy sportsmen, like rugby players, and they can come out with a BMI that tells them they're obese! But they're not - it's all muscle, and muscle is heavier than fat.

I think BMI is still widely used because it's the closest they can find to a "one size fits all". But it's not perfect by a long way.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Bella_Figura

Exactly!

Muscle mass, bone density and age aren't considered using the Bmi.

Use scales to weigh yourself, you will know if you are OK or not by looking at yourself also.

Some doctors still use the bmi.

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18.5

Bella_Figura
Bella_FiguraReading Rabbits

Please don't consider this intended to be negative, but why would I share this information? What do you intend to do with it? Or is it just curiosity about how unhealthy the members of HU forums are?!

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Bella_Figura

Bella_Figura,

The purpose of the poll is to see how things are going since everyone has been in lockdown and wanted to make sure everyone was doing okay health-wise. No one has to give their personal BMI totals unless they want to give them.:-)

Bella_Figura
Bella_FiguraReading Rabbits in reply to Activity2004

No worries - I was just curious because I always want to know why people are asking me for personal information. Of course, nobody has to disclose the information. They can simply ignore the post. I am quite often happy to disclose information but almost never without knowing why people want it and what they're going to do with it!

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Bella_Figura

I'm the same way-- even in doctor's offices and on (some) job paperwork. :-)

28.1

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to lclark7335

That's good! Keep up the good work. :-)

Going in the right direction. More to do!

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to lclark7335

Take your time. We want everyone to be happy and safe/healthy.😀👍🌈

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