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Bmi Norms Teenager Underweight
How can I gain weight? I've ate a lot of food everyday, almost more than 3 meals a day. But my BMI says i'm still underweight..
Body mass index is also known as BMI. Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more
I'm 20 years female,I'm severely underweight my BMI is 15 my eating habit is normal and I feel hungry most of time I do not know what is my problem ?
Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infectious, nutritional, gastrointestinal, endocrine issues causing the problem with your weight. Your BMI is dangerously low. You need to initiate a local work-up with a doctor right away. Please. ...Read more
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.
The healthtap bmi scale indicates that I was underweight. But my physician said that my weight is normal. What information should I rely on?
BMI and young people: BMI by itself is not that useful in younger people that are potentially still growing. For kids, we plot BMI against age and sex to get a percentile. HealthTap's BMI calculator is likely inaccurate. If your doc says you're good, you're probably good! But if you want, you can check out this CDC calculator that shows age-and sex-adjusted BMI percentile (http://1.usa.gov/1ka5FS4). ...Read more
Im underweight my bmi: 16, tried everything but cant gain kgs, don't hve any disease, can you tell me hw to gain weight?
Can be hard: To gain weight, just like for more individuals the opposite is true in regards to weight loss. Assuming your doctor has ruled any disease like thyroid or malabsorption issues, it will come down to a balancing act of consuming more calories than your burn(need more in than "out"). This can require strict monitoring of the caloric content of your food and activity levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two issues: Bmi is an estimate dependent on a fudge factor that assumes bone structure & muscle mass are consistent along all body types.It can be off some. To verify bmi assessment, plotting height & weight along standardized growth charts (cdc or who) gives a better graphic representation of proper weight for height. If you are underweight by both systems, your brain may be giving you a distorted self image. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slowly gain: Eat a health diet with some increased carbohydrates. Be sure to eat balanced meals and stay healthy with exercise as well, so you do not get fat, yet your weight slowly rises to a weight you are comfortable with. It is best to discuss with your dr. And parents, so the dr. Can provide support and diet advice and your parents can help as well. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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