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A 17-year-old female asked:

I'm 17, 5'2, 39 kg. the doctor said i'm severely underweight. what can i do to have a normal result on my bmi? i eat a lot but is still thin.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Underweight: The combination of being underweight and losing your hair suggests you might have a thyroid problem check with doctor first and then see a nutritionist for help.
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