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What would the lowest BMI you can have without losing period be?

What would the lowest BMI you can have without losing period be?

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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

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


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At what BMI do you lose your period?

BMI: Usually you need at least 17% body fat. The ovaries need to be able to secrete estrogen. The estrogen eventually stimulates growth of the endometrium (uterine lining) which is eventually shed. ...Read more

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My period is irregular and my BMI is 27.5..Can i take glocofage to lose some wheight ?

My period is irregular and my BMI is 27.5..Can i take glocofage to lose some wheight ?

Doctor?: Only if recommended by your doctor. Otherwise medication can have side effects when taken inappropriately. If you have pcos and/or diabetes, your doctor may certainly decide to prescribe metformin. ...Read more

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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

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

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Why am I getting my period when my BMI is 14.47 ish???????

Why am I getting my period when my BMI is 14.47 ish???????

Why not?: There is no rule with menstruation and BMI. Less frequent and possibly amenorrheic with low BMI, but never? Never! Your body apparently thinks everything is good to go. ...Read more

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Which BMI would you have to be in order to not have a period?

Which BMI would you have to be in order to not have a period?

Not sure: Some underweight women (low bmi) will not cycle yet others with the same bmi do. The same is true for overweight women - some cycle regularly and others do not regardless of their bmi. ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more