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what happens to your body when youre underweight

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, with rare: Exceptions. A male bodybuilder may work toward 3 to 5% body fat with 8% for a female.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Body fat: Unless you are a body builder, yes it is.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Men need no body fat: Concepts about "ideal weight" are junk -- subscience and entertainment. Your best weight is whatever looks and feels right to you while you're able to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert True
41 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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Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Well: I calculated your body mass index at 17.6. Below 18.5 is underweight. It may be due to low muscle tone but some people are built thin. Eat well, it ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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How old/male/female?: Hard to answer that question without more info, like the above and, are you still in puberty? Parents' heights? Many people are naturally very thin a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You don't need any: Concepts about "ideal weight" are junk -- subscience and entertainment. Your best weight is whatever looks and feels right to you while you're able to ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Does not seem so: It does not seem so but if you have any concerns consult your primary care doctor and get a thorogh physical exam with weight and height.Complete hist ... Read More
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Dr. Sa Nn
Dr. Sa Nn answered
23 years experience Endocrinology
Check your diet: You can meet with a dietician to make a meal plan. Usually, you should have your metabolic needs estimated , taking into accout your activity level. T ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Temporal wasting: Loss of fat around temples, sunken cheeks, loss of muscle mass. Stretch marks can be a sign.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Bmi of 19 is normal.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
35 years experience Prosthodontics
Talk to others: Keep a food journal write down everything you eat or drink and note the time and amount that you are eating. Do not adjust anything try and do this f ... Read More

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