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Low Body Weight (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) uses a man or woman’s height & weight to estimate body fat. Many consider a BMI of less than 18.5 kg/ ...Read more


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I have had two miscarriages, can being underweight be the cause of them?

I have had two miscarriages, can being underweight be the cause of them?

Yes: Up to 70% increase in a study in 2006. But if you pay attention no nutrition, it will improve. ...Read more

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How effective is Weight Watchers for someone college-aged? I was underweight until a year or two ago and am now 5'8" and 215lbs, 33% body fat

How effective is Weight Watchers for someone college-aged? I was underweight until a year or two ago and am now 5'8" and 215lbs, 33% body fat

Very effective: If you follow the program. You can have tremendous success and you do not have to buy any special foods or products. You can eat regular ordinary nutritious and delicious food. They teach good eating habits, better food choices, portion control. Many find the group support at meetings essential. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I am seven months pregnant now. But my baby is in underweight how can I gain weight and bring the weight of the baby as normal within two months?

Hi, I am seven months pregnant now. But my baby is in underweight how can I gain weight and bring the weight of the baby as normal within two months?

Eat healthy: Your babies status can reflect issues with the placenta, your blood pressure, exposures like smoking, etc. Eat healthy & keep your OB appointments. If they pick up anything in their exams, please work with them to get the best outcome for your pregnancy. Your putting on extra weight does not translate to baby getting bigger unless you were underweight to start. ...Read more

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I am thin but not underweight and I haven't had a menstral cycle in two years. What could be wrong?

I am thin but not underweight and I haven't had a menstral cycle in two years. What could be wrong?

See your doc: While body weight can influence your menstrual cycle, it it most likely something else. I would definitely recommend you see your ob/gyn for a possible ultrasound and definitely blood work to look at an endocrine (hormone) profile and ovarian reserve. ...Read more

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My baby girl now 1year and two months but weighted only 8kg. She is not gaining the weight compare to her intake. She born as underweight of 1.7kg.

My baby girl now 1year and two months but weighted only 8kg. She is not gaining the weight compare to her intake. She born as underweight of 1.7kg.

Good progress: If your baby was 1.7 kg at birth and 8 kg at 14 months, that is good progress. Her continued weight gain depends upon her overall health, any ongoing medical condition invluding the reason she was underweight at birth. If she was premature, without any significant medical issues, it has its own trajectory for catch up growth. Your baby doctor needs to examine the child for any further testing. ...Read more

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I got underweight and did not have my period for two months (took hpts all neg.) This month it came but it is a moderate flow, its usually heavy. Amipreg?

I got underweight and did not have my period for two months (took hpts all neg.) This month it came but it is a moderate flow, its usually heavy. Amipreg?

Likely not: Good news that your period has returned. .. hopefully this is due to regaining a little weight. The fact that the flow is moderate rather than heavy, after no period for two months, is not worrisome or significant. It is to be expected. But you could ovulate any time. So if you don't want to be pregnant, begin reliable contraception now. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I'm 19 years of age and my weight is 92.3 pounds and my height is 5'2.5' and m y b.M.I is 16.5 am I underweight?

I'm 19 years of age and my weight is 92.3 pounds and my height is 5'2.5' and m y b.M.I is 16.5 am I underweight?

BMI: According to the goverment standards, at 16.9 you are somewhat underweight. Recommended bmi is 18.5-24.9, or for you a weight of 100-136lbs. ...Read more

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I have been taking Pherntetine 37.5mg early in the morning for 2 weeks. Does it work even if you are slightly underweight I t helps with cravings?

I have been taking Pherntetine 37.5mg early in the morning for 2 weeks. Does it work even if you are slightly underweight I t helps with cravings?

No Long-Term Help: Phentermine was first approved in 1959 and has never been shown to cause permanent weight loss or change in cravings. Cravings/weight come back when pill is stopped. The best way to stop cravings is to eliminate all processed foods 100% for a period of 1-2 months. Cravings are part of an addiction/withdrawal reaction. Exposure to small amounts of addictive substances keeps addictions alive. ...Read more

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I m underweight I m also going 2 gym... Iin winters I have 72 kg weight bt I loss 6 to 7 kg in ssummmers. Plz help. Me.... My height is 5.10 inch...Age?

I m underweight I m also going 2 gym... Iin winters I have 72 kg weight bt I loss 6 to 7 kg in ssummmers. Plz help. Me.... My height is 5.10 inch...Age?

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 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 more

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Women 5'7" 118 pounds, what is underweight?

Women 5'7" 118 pounds, what is underweight?

Bmi under 18, 5: Is underweight. Your bmi is 18.5 so you are just in the normal range. ...Read more

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Is 130 pounds at 5'8 considered underweight?

Is 130 pounds at 5'8 considered underweight?

How do you FEEL?: The "healthy weight" tables you've seen are subscientific. Most elite runners and track-and-field athletes are "underweight" If you're trim and able to keep up with the sports you enjoy, you're fine. ...Read more

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Is 100-110 lbs underweight for a female of height 5 ft 3 inches?

Is 100-110 lbs underweight for a female of height 5 ft 3 inches?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Some women are fine at that height and weight. Some women could use a few more pounds at that height. That depends on other factors such as where her fat is distributed, how much muscle she has, how her body type is, whether she is losing or gaining weight, if she has any ill symptoms, etc... ...Read more

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What is over and underweight for a female height 5'5 and 25 yrs old?

What is over and underweight for a female height 5'5 and 25 yrs old?

Check growth chart: Your doctor can give you a growth chart, but you can also go to google or other online searches to find one (search "adult growth chart"). You want to be in the middle part of the weight range. You can also find online what your bmi (body mass index) is, based on your height and weight, and what is the recommended range (search "bmi calculation"). ...Read more

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What to do if I'm thirteen, around 5'3, and 91.3 lbs. Is that underweight?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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How do I gain weight. I am fairly underweight and I try eating more but it just doesn't help. Any tips?

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 more

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I'm 23 years old 5.6ft and 43kgs. I'm underweight. Is there anyway I could gain weight in a healthy manner?

Yes: Try to follow these guide lines: 1. Get a complete physical including blood panels with your family physician. 2. Have him or her refer you to a dietician. It's the same routine whether or not you need to lose weight or gain weight. There is no magic bullet and to do it in a safe way, take my above advice. ...Read more

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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

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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I am very underweight I just don't have a appetite to eat I get full fast what are the best medicine to take to open my appetite?

I am very underweight I just don't have a appetite to eat I get full fast what are the best medicine to take to open my appetite?

Some calculation: Please go to this link and calculate your bmi. If your bmi is less than 19 then see a doctor for evaluation. At the end you might need to see a dietician.
http://nhlbisupport. Com/bmi/. ...Read more