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Lowest Bmi You Can Have Without Losing Your Period
Variable: Generally women lose periods with poor nutrition, such as an eating disorder. Periods almost always stop at weights below about 102 pounds. If you have problems, see your doctor and/or psychiatrist. ...Read more
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
Is is possible to lose your period permanently? (I am 17, have had no periods for 1.5yrs - my periods started at 10 - I am also at a healthy BMI).
Yes, possible: Most likely you have stopped ovulating and this is the reason your periods have stopped. There are plenty of women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) who have a normal BMI. There are also other endocrine reasons for anovulation (i.e. thyroid disease). Very rarely, some women have early ovarian failure. You should see your physician because it needs to be regulated (like with BCPs). ...Read more
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My weight is 66kg now. I want to reduce it to 60 kgs over a period of one year from now. Can I do that even my BMI is average? What is the best method
Slow and consistent: Losing 6 kg (~13 lb) over a one year period of time is reasonable. That is only a decrease of about 3500 calories a month or a little over a 100 calories a day. Start by reducing or eliminating any high calorie drinks such as soda, juice or alcohol. Start a consistent walking program, minimize fast food, concentrate on whole foods: lean meat, veggies and fruit. Have a cheat meal every now and then. ...Read more
Anorexia: Nervosa is frequently well tolerated for a long time ...Read more
Lost 13lbs in 3months in uni and went to a BMI of 16 from undereating. (lost period/hair). Gained it back but is it likely I've done permanent damage?
Maybe, maybe not: The important point is that you recognized your eating disorder, got, treated, and are now on a healthy dietary and life regimen. Most likely minimal damage was not done. But you need to check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
I am trying to conceive for last 6 months. But no result. My age 30, period regular, BMI normal, no other illness. I need advice. Thank you.
You can do an evaluation of the following to assess fertility status. These are the three things that need to be ok to achieve pregnancy
eggs - you have regular menses. Get an amh level, ultrasound
sperm - semen analysis
fallopian tubes - hsg - x-ray to determine if tubes are open. ...Read more
@ a normal weight (bmi 18.5) now after recovering from anorexia (bmi 15.9) but my period isn't cmg bck? Any suggestions on diet? Eg. soybeans?
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My daughter is 14 with a BMI of 16.8. She has pubic hair and seems to be developing, but she has not got her period. Should I be worried?
I recently lost 20 pounds. I have not had a period since I lost the last 5 pounds. My BMI is 19.8. Did I miss a period because of weight loss?
At what point in time would an anorexic regain her period? BMI at 18.2. Originally weight at 18.7. Is low carb, high fat and protein diet beneficial?
BMI 18: I can't answer your question about periods, but a BMI of 18 is normal (18-25) and a low carb, high fat, protein diet perfectly okay. You should be trying to match your caloric need to your calories consumed. For example, if you're 5 feet, 5 inches (165 cm), at 18, your estimated caloric need is roughly 1600 to 1800 calories a day. Aim for that. ...Read more
If I only have a BMI of 17.5 from eating unhealthy will be on my period harm me. I'm scared I will faint or die because I always have heavy bleeding.
Harm: A low bmi can mean that you don't have a lot of estrogen. It sounds like you have heavy bleeding, so you may be Progesterone dominant and not enough estrogen to stabilize lining of uterus to have normal cycle. Low bmi also put you at increased risk bone loss. Why not eat healthy? Do you have an eating disorder? There are great therapists if that is the case, see one, get some help. ...Read more
My BMI is 18.5 recovering frm anorexia. R there any foods out there I cld eat mre to speed up recovery n regain my period? I need it to cme bck fast.
Supplements...: Boost/Ensure type of neutrional supplement will help along with regular food. ...Read more
Is it healthy to eat the fish, chicken and pork fats and skin? Attempting LCHF to restore period after anorexia now... (bmi 18.5)
Not LCHF: Trusted experts would advise against this diet and recommend frequent (5-6) meals daily, nutrient rich foods: whole grains bread/cereal/pasta; dairy; lean protein; nuts, healthy smoothies/shakes; snacking on nuts, cheese, peanut butter; adding cheese or milk to soups/stews; occasional pie with ice cream! ...Read more
Male, BMI: 22. I gained 25 pounds during a period of 3 months. I'm now down to original weight, but I have a bulge in lower abdomen? Diastasis recti?
Less likely: Risk is low. Need an examination to determine separation of right and left linear alba. This could only occur in non pregnant and pediatric patient only with extreme exercise ...Read more
Will it help a normal weight pcos woman to keep a low carb diet? I once did this strictly - my BMI fell to 20/21 and my period got much more regular.
I had unprotected sex on friday and got my period on sunday is it spotting could I be pregnant I have irregular periods and my BMI is 16 97?
Too early: Since you had sex 3 days ago it is way to soon to know if you are pregnant. You should check a pregnancy test in 7-10 days to know. We usually suspect pregnancy when you miss your period not when you have one. Plan b is helpful to prevent if you are within 72 hrs of sex. Start birth control to prevent scares. ...Read more