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A 18-year-old female asked:

18 yrs old, been malnourished since elementary, 35 kg, 144 cm, tried to gain weight but i just can't and they won't send me to hospital just for being thin, so, since my grades are still good. at what age would i experience side effects in my brain?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Why do you think you are malnourished? Do you not have enough food or not able to tolerate foods or you have gut problem which impairs the nutrient absorption? Low body weight is not equal with malnutrition and it should not affect your brain function unless it is due to hormonal deficiency.

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