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Dr. Randy Baker
39 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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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Zengo
28 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 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Weight: Weight normals don't have a lot of scientifc correlation. If you like the way you look and are eating a mediterranean diet and getting regular exercis ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Yes: Underweight might be secondary to or symptomatic of an underlying disease. Unexplained weight loss needs evaluation asap. Severely underweight individ ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Less calorie intake: Many people tend to try fad diets that promise quick results, but these generally do not work over the long-term. I would recommend decreasing your t ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Weight problem: Health risks of Obesity are •Heart disease •High blood pressure •Stroke •Diabetes •Osteoarthritis •Breathing problems Health Risks of being under ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
?: I don't understand the question. By definition, overweight is not normal. It's definitely better than being obese but still high risk. Underweight is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Presently "overweight", at 159lbs she becomes "obese".
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Moats
35 years experience Podiatry
Not at all: Most likely the size of the hands and feet are genetic so you could ask your parents/grandparents about others in the family with similar sized hands/ ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Irregular periods: A very common GYN complaint and may be caused by problems local to the reproductive system or general a systemic problem including stress & medica ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: It is likely something called a lymph node, which is a normal functioning part of the immune system. If it's hard, tender, red, hot, or growing, of f ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Bmi under 18,5: Is underweight. Your bmi is 18.5 so you are just in the normal range.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert True
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: The answer really depends on if you are eating correctly, exercising adequately but not excessively, and if you are feeling good. Everyone should main ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Underweight: Not necessarily unhealthy but certainly not wise!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Not much: At a bmi of 17, there is little subcutaneous fat or visceral fat.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis typically affects tall lean females most frequently. The scoliosis is not affecting your weight, your body habitus is consistent ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A little overweight: Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 28.7. This is in the overweight range. BMI 18.5 - 25 is considered a healthy weight BMI 25-30 is considered overweig ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Pump it up!: BMI are only for average body types. Those who are very lean or very muscular fall out of the category. You should follow body fat % in your case and ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
15.1: The text that goes with the bmi chart probably defines underweight to be 18.5 or less. The bmi was a population measure that was not intended to be ap ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Hi. Your BMI is 46.5, morbidly obese. At your young age, that places you at very high risk for obesity-related diseases in the future. Naturally you w ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on height: The categories normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at a person's weight in compa ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not: Darkening of skin in the genitals area, extending to the inner thighs, runs in some families. If many of the adults in the family have the same colori ... Read More
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Pulse Rate: Usually heart rate varies between 60 and 100 beats per minute depending on activity level, age, presence of illness, use of medications, stimulants, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How much do you weigh and how tall are you? You should aim for a BMI of 20-22. You may use this site to calculate your BMI. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: They can still have excess fat and very little muscle tissue due to poor dietary intake and very limited exercise -- but it is not nearly as common as ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
Treat PCOS: The best approach would be a comprehensive one that includes diet + exercise + specific treatment of pcos. Some medicines used for pcos also have the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
BMI: Your body mass index is 26.6. Normal is considered 20-25. Bmi of 20 would be 124lbs. A bmi of 25 would require you to be 155lbs. So, somewhere in betw ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This indicates that: Your are 13 years old. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 y ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
12 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Your weight is too low for your height. Your body mass index is 16.5 and should be at least 18.5 eating only when hungry isn't enough. At your age, ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
There : There are different medications for controlling sweating. You can try "drysol" which can decrease sweating. Medications such as propantheline bromi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Unhealthy: First you have not shared how many calories you are consuming or burning. Thus any answer here will not be helpful. It will be generic. Fat calories d ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
If you carry: To term (40 weeks) and your baby gains a pound a week like they normally do during the last month your baby will not be underweight if it weight 2kg a ... Read More
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