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how to figure if you are underweight

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Fat distribution: Nobody really understands why different people lay down fat in different places or what we can do about it. This would be a great time for you to cont ... Read More

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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
See Dr.to find cause: Several things can cause this. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid &/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Underweight: How is your health otherwise? Is your doc concerned? If medically well consider a personal trainer or working out at the gym to increase muscle tone ... Read More
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Refeeding syndrome: Rapid weight gain is dangerous for patients who weigh less than 70% of their ideal weight, those who have lost weight rapidly and patients who've had ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Some calculation: Please go to this link and calculate your bmi. If your bmi is less than 19 then see a doctor for evaluation. At the end you might need to see a dietic ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Zengo
29 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No Long-Term Help: Phentermine was first approved in 1959 and has never been shown to cause permanent weight loss or change in cravings. Cravings/weight come back when ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Ask the recruiter: Body mass index was never intended to be applied to individuals. Does anybody want to tell photo guy that he's "not physically fit"? Start doing resis ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Check online resourc: Just as in weight loss, don't set up specific goal for weight gain. Instead, set goal to improve health & function, regardless of weight. Check ou ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Human variation: Your sister is who she is.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
25 years experience Family Medicine
Underweight: Usually the doctor will check for any medical condition that have caused you to be underweight, you may need blood work. Detailed health/family histor ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I would check this: One out with your personal physician. He or she knows the pertinent info to provide you with a meaningful answer.

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