U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Evington, VA
A 28-year-old female asked:

I'm a 28 year old female and i weigh 94.4 pounds and i'm 5ft tall is this an ok weight for me?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
ManyVariablesDepends: For a crude guide, check https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/body_mass_index. Compared to average us citizen, you are slender ; that tends to correlate with better, not worse health. The low-fat diet fiasco has driven obesity, so avoid copying the us average. Muscle mass, lipoproteins by nmr, average blood glucose by hba1c ≈5.0%, resting sbp <120 mmhg, staying physically active, etc. Are better guides.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Provided original answer
Keep in mind that "Normal", the substitute concept for health promoted by most people & the medical industry, does NOT mean Excellence of Health; only not Severely Abnormal. The medical industry DEFINES normality as average +/- 2 Standard Deviations, i.e. the central 95.8% of a variable, as compared with a small group of individuals (assumed to not be ill) & measured sometime in the past.
Mar 15, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Normal: Bmi is 18.5. Normal is 18, 5-25.0.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 21, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.