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If you have a low body weight can you still govulate and get pregnant if you have amenorrhea?

If you have a low body weight can you still govulate and get pregnant if you have amenorrhea?

Yes but low chance: Need more information though, as to how low the BMI is, how long the amenorrhea is being going on, what there hormone tests have been done? Clearly, the chance of pregnancy is very low if the amenorrhea is long standing. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What's the best foods for a family if one person is trying to lose weight, while another is too skinny and wants to get fat?

What's the best foods for a family if one person is trying to lose weight, while another is too skinny and wants to get fat?

Count calories: There is no substitution for a healthy diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Calculate calorie needs for each family member from the nih website then eat the same food. Dieter needs to exercise; supplement calories for the too skinny one. ...Read more

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If i exercise a lot will i get too skinny?

Exercise: Yes, if you don't eat and you limit to aerobic exercise program. Check your weight and general health with your pcp. ...Read more

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I'm too skinny what should I do to get an ideal body?

Eval first.: Recommend that in this situation you start with your physician. S/he can determine if your bmi falls outside of parameters. A medical evaluation may be needed. Depending on results, a treatment plan be developed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am too skinny, i try to eat more and gain weight but i can't get it. Even I am not feel hungry too. So what i do?

I am too skinny, i try to eat more and gain weight but i can't get it. Even I am not feel hungry too. So what i do?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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I am a girl of 17 years.my weight is 40kg amd height is 165cm.i am too skinny and i need to get fat.is there a way to get fatter?

I am a girl of 17 years.my weight is 40kg amd height is 165cm.i am too skinny and i need to get fat.is there a way to get fatter?

Not fatter: but heavier. You can build muscle through exercise. Walking, running, swimming, cycling, free weights and body exercises. Make certain that your diet contains enough protein (80+ grams per day) and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hello I'm 22 years Old i want to get some idea coz I'm too skinny actually my face and my neck i want to get some fat help me plz any idea?

Hello I'm 22 years Old i want to get some idea coz I'm too skinny actually my face and my neck i want to get some fat help me plz any idea?

Thyroid: Assuming you eat a healthy diet and do not have an underlying psyciatric disorder (BDM, Anorexia etc..) and you are unable to maintain an appropriate weight you should get evaluated for medical conditions that can can cause low weight such as hypothyroidism and absorptive states. ...Read more

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I am six stone and about 5'8 in height am I underweight because I get a lot of comments that I'm too skinny?

I am six stone and about 5'8 in height am I underweight because I get a lot of comments that I'm too skinny?

Six stone: I tried hard to figure out the weight, but I have no idea what six stone means. I assume it is a typo. Please resubmit and explain. ...Read more

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Will I have to gain weight to get my period back? Is being too skinny a problem?

Will I have to gain weight to get my period back? Is being too skinny a problem?

Yes: Malnourishment can effect your period and overall health. Being too skinny is worse from a health perspective than being overweight. Make sure you are eating properly;y, getting the 13 essential vitamins and 15 essential minerals, fatty acids, and protein, and water you need for your body to function properly and don't worry about the number on the scale. Eat plant based foods and wild salmon. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Low Body Weight (Definition)

Low body weight is a condition in which a person's weight is far below average for his age, body size, and ethnic/racial group. On a growth chart, a weight under the 5th percentile (meaning a person weighs less than 95% of people with similar height) can be ...Read more