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How Dangerous Is A Bmi Of Under 15
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 went from have a bmi of 18.2 to 15.99 in six months. I'm 20 years old and I'm 5'6. I have tons of health issues, could this relate? How dangerous?
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
My BMI went up from 19 to 23 in 6 month (gained a lot of weight). What should be my main concerns, it that dangerous ?
Keep track: Your weight is still "normal" per bmi criteria. You need to start keeping track of what you are doing. Are you consuming more calories than you are expending? Was you recently inactive for some reasons? Was u started on a new meditations? If nothing new had changed, then see your doctor for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Why is it low?: The main concern that I would have would be the reason why it's low. It may not just be low because it's the way you are. There may be something medical going on that's causing unnecessary weight loss, especially in someone of your age. This should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is 6'1" and 110 pounds, with a BMI of 14.5, runs 3 miles per day along with Yoga. Is he headed down a dangerous path?
Sounds good: "Body mass index" was never intended to be applied to individuals, though in non-athletes it is a crude measure of obesity / malnutrition. If your friend is light-framed and has this level of athleticism, stop worrying and be glad for his good health. The stuff about "low BMI people die sooner" just reflects the high mortality of cancer patients, deteriorated alcoholics and so forth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One my friends who will eighteen in less then a month, has BMI of 16, lost seven kilos 6- 12 months is it dangerous, she also has iron level of 23! ?
I am an 18-year-old female but my blood pressure is always 92/57-60. My BMI is 24.2. It is naturally occurring (no meds). Is it dangerous?
Low BP?: 18 F BMI 24.2 worries about BP 92/57. No worries. In general the lower your BP and BMI the longer you will live and the less time you will spend during your later years living with the consequences of higher BP: stroke, heart attach, heart failure, kidney failure and aortic aneurysm. Keep up the good work The only low BP to worry about is if you faint when it gets low for you. ...Read more