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A 33-year-old member asked:

do you have to be severely underweight to be anorexic? can you be fat and anorexic?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Underweight: Usually the person weights less than 85% of the weight that is considered normal for their age and height. A stricter guideline is a body mass index equal to or below 17.5 kg/m2.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I'm currently severely underweight, what should I do?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get help: If this is not from athleticism (as with photo guy), you need a close relationship with your physician to identify the cause, which is likely to be disease, perhaps in the GI tract.

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Last updated Feb 7, 2013

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