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A 56-year-old male asked:

I have a 22 year old daughter that can not put weight on. she is even losing weight. for sure she does not have an eating problem. she is 5'10" and 98 lbs. in hight school she weight 105?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Medical care ASAP: Her body mass index (BMI) is very low. An eating disorder seems likely, despite your confidence otherwise. But there are several other possibilities, including a seriously overactive thyroid gland. In any case, it sound dangerous and she definitely needs careful and comprehensive health evaluation. Make sure she does that ASAP. Good luck to her.

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