A member asked:

I am a 15 year old female i am about 5 ft- 5"3 and i weight from 80-85 pounds. my mom is worried. i drink water sometimes, and exercise. soemtimes.

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Dr. David Ziring answered

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology

A woman : Who is 5'3" should weigh about 120 lbs, plus or minus 10% for frame. So a thin framed woman can weigh about 108 lbs. 80-85 lbs is 20% less than that, so I don't blame your mom for worrying. Low weight for height may be a sign of food restriction due to body image issues. Do you think she has reason for concern?

Answered 7/8/2018



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