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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
113 doctors shared insights

Low Body Weight (Overview)

Low body weight is a condition in which a person's weight is far below average for his age, body size, and ethnic/racial group. On a growth chart, a weight under the 5th percentile (meaning a person weighs less than 95% of people with similar height) can be considered low body weight.


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
113 doctors shared insights

Low Body Weight (Overview)

Low body weight is a condition in which a person's weight is far below average for his age, body size, and ethnic/racial group. On a growth chart, a weight under the 5th percentile (meaning a person weighs less than 95% of people with similar height) can be considered low body weight.


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What do you consider as low body weight?

What do you consider as low body weight?

Depends on height: Body mass index is a formula for calculating under or over weight. Here is an online calculator http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/BMI.html You can plug in your height and weight and it will tell you if you are underweight or not. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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My son initially diagnosed 17ohp and used hrdrocortisone but not now as reports come clear .He eats very much but he has low body weight and growth?

My son initially diagnosed 17ohp and used hrdrocortisone but not now as reports come clear .He eats very much but he has low body weight and growth?

Hard to know: Cah sometimes presents in boys with poor wt gain in early infancy. It sounds like your son may have failed the newborn screen, but then was found not to have that problem. Your mds probably share your concerns about the early confusion about the diagnosis and should think about this when evaluating his poor wt gain. They must consider many possible causes, including possible hormonal imbalances. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Would a person of a low body weight still experience menopausal symptoms please?

Yes and no: Hi. Since there's no relationship between a woman's body weight and whether she feels menopausal symptoms, the answer is certainly she could experience menopausal symptoms and certainly she may not experience menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. David Wyatt
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Body Weight (Definition)

Body weight is a term for the ...Read more