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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 (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
I'm 10 weeks pregnant and gained a significant amount of weight in my first trimester. However, my BMI was underweight (110lb at 5.7ft) before conceiving. Now my BMI is "normal". Does being underweight before make my extra weight gain ok?
Pregnant weight: Absolutely. Those with a pre-pregnancy BMI under 18.5 should gain 28–40 pounds. Normal-weight women (BMI, 18.5–24.9) should aim for 25–35. Overweight women (BMI, 25–29.9) should aim for 15–25. Obese women (BMI, 30 or more) should gain only 11–20. Govern a starting BMI of 17.2 I would expect you to gain 40 pounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My height is 1.532 m my weight is 44.543 kg and my BMI is 18.98 kg . I can't seem to gain weight even with bc pills. Am i consider underweight?
I'm 5ft 11in and weigh 57.2kg with a BMI of around 17. I know i'm underweight but i can't put weight on, no matter what i eat. Tried various diets?
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