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how dangerous is a bmi of 16

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
23 years experience Family Medicine
Low bmi: Make sure the calculation is correct first, but that is a dangerously low bmi and needs to be addressed by a physician.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: To achieve this bmi, she would have to weigh about 80 pounds, which could easily be harmful. Has she ever been evaluated for an eating disorder or chr ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Keep track: Your weight is still "normal" per bmi criteria. You need to start keeping track of what you are doing. Are you consuming more calories than you are e ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infecti ... Read More
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Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
16 is a low BMI: BMI of 16 is quite low and your friend should be seen to figure out why it is so low.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It's all in: The eye of the beholder. Many women can have anorexia or other eating disorders without "starving" themselves. Discuss it with your doctor.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seriously underweigh: A BMI of 14.5 is significantly underweight . The concern is about why he is so underweight. The exercise and yoga are great. He could have a thyroid p ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Low BP?: 18 F BMI 24.2 worries about BP 92/57. No worries. In general the lower your BP and BMI the longer you will live and the less time you will spend dur ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Tachycardia: Increased heart rate with regular heart beats is tachycardia , in some cases the beats are irregular and or abnormal and that is classified as an arrh ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
No: Keep working out. Over time your peak heart rate will improve as you get better co ditioned.
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