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How Unhealthy Is It To Make Yourself Underweight By Purging
Purging is an action taken usually when someone binge eats and then purges or voluntarily vomits to get rid of the food in order not to gain weight..The use of laxatives is another mode of purging. This is the behavior of someone diagnosed with the eating disorder, Bulimia ...Read more
Can be either.: Weight ultimately is the result of calories in vs. Calories out. Purging (vomiting or laxitvie abuse) or even intense exercise compensates for the massive calorie overload that can occur with binging. Some maintain normal weight that way; others develop what is called buliarexia, where they are binging but become markedly underweight with distorted body image like anorexics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends how: "ideal weight" is subscience / entertainment. Many elite athletes, especially runners, have light, amazingly efficient muscle and no body fat. This is great and it's fine. If you simply starve yourself in the hopes of improving your definition, and aren't doing healthy exercise, you'll end up disappointing yourself but it's a risk to health only if you're abusing your body. Talk with your dr. ...Read more
No: How do you FEEL? The "ideal weight" charts are subscience. You're a person, not a number. Many elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight". If you can stay competitive in your favorite sport and feel okay, stop worrying. If you want to put on muscle, eat sensibly and do resistance training daily on different groups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fiancée has unhealthy relationship with food. Continuously trying to lose weight. Borderline underweight. Struggling to persuade to seek help. Help?
Your Relationship: Eating disorders in people we love can be so scary and painful. In terms of getting your fiancé help, probably the best thing to do is spend time with her and let her know your concerns in a way that won't offend her. This can be very difficult because she will most likely be defensive. Your relationship is key in how she takes it. Support yourself. Best luck to both of you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does masturbation have anything to do with being underweight and changes in hormones in females? I mean is it harmful and unhealthy?
No: It is normal and causes no health problems. ...Read more
Is it healthy or unhealthy to drink 60ml olive oil a day. I'm underweight by genetic factors, I exercise and I find it hard to eat enough calories?
Unhealthy: First you have not shared how many calories you are consuming or burning. Thus any answer here will not be helpful. It will be generic. Fat calories do not build muscle or tissue. It is the wrong kind if calories to consume to put on healthy weight. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i want to join the army but im underweight by 1kg and i just can't pack on weight. Help?
How can I gain 20 pounds by working out and eating more? I'm tired of being underweight but don't know where to start.
Check online resourc: Just as in weight loss, don't set up specific goal for weight gain. Instead, set goal to improve health & function, regardless of weight. Check out some of these websites: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/, www.shape.com & www.oxygenmag.com. Also consider http://www.cdc.gov/women/, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/womenshealth.html, http://www.webmd.com/women/ & http://goo.gl/hLA1wH (Mayo Clinic). ...Read more
My little sister is 81lbs at 5ft when she is 15 years old yet she doesn't look underweight at all.. What is wrong with her?
Human variation: Your sister is who she is.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 17 years old and is severely underweight.
My height is 165cm and weight is 40kg.
I've been trying to gain weight but I can't .
Should i exercise even though i'm underweight and don't meet the daily nutritional requirements? If so, which specific exercises should I do?
Cn I b healthy even if I'm slightly underweight? I havn't been e naturally thin kind of person my whole childhd n was borderline overweight b4.
BMI needs to be >18: Search "calculate my BMI" or copy and past this address into your browser: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm If you have a BMI (body mass index) over 18, and you eat at least 1 gram of complete protein per kilo of body weight (or about 1.5 per pound) every day and fresh vegetables and fruit, and can exercise without feeling bad, then you are probably fine. ...Read more
Hi! I'm 18 year old male and my weight is less than 50kgs. I have been underweight for a long time & I don't understand what I am supposed to do !
Get checked.: First, make sure you are healthy generally. See a doc for a physical to be sure there is no medical reason for your low weight. Then count your blessings, if you are the skinny type! Fat kills. A regular exercise problem, including weight training, will make the most of your muscles, and since you are thin, your muscle definition will be great, too and you'll look really good quickly. ...Read more
I am 23 female, I am underweight, does that mean i shouldn't waste my time on exercise to save my energy?And if i should, what exercise would suit me?
I don't seem to have enough time to fit exercise into my life. I need exercise to stay active & not lose weight as I'm borderline underweight. Any recommendations? Am I late (30) to better my health?
I am 23 yo male, 5'10 and I weigh 130 lbs. Am I underweight? It sure looks like it when I compare myself to other men. I try the best I can (eat alot, go to the gym), but I just can't seem to gain weight. It's such a drag!
BMI: Combining your height and weight your BMI is a perfect 18.7, which is normal. You are not underweight, and not overweight. Keep your weight as is witch is perfect. Why you want to gain weight? once you become overweight will be difficult to start loosing it.. All the best ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I gain weight. I am fairly underweight and I try eating more but it just doesn't help. Any tips?
See Dr.to find cause: Several things can cause this. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid &/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, inflammation of the intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites), celiac disease & other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies & hyperthyroidism. A good GI doc or holistic/integrative doc can help you find what the problem(s) is/are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why isn't it good to gain weight rapidly if you're underweight? I'm just wondering why they say that u shouldn't do that
Refeeding syndrome: Rapid weight gain is dangerous for patients who weigh less than 70% of their ideal weight, those who have lost weight rapidly and patients who've had little or no nourishment in the past 10 days. These patients are subject to fluid and electrolyte shifts that can cause marked edema and intracellular phosphate depletion. Congestive heart failure and respiratory failure can occur. ...Read more
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