Doctor insights on:
What Bmi Is Severe Anorexia
Would you consider anorexia that's 5'3" and 77.5 lbs severe? I know most severe ones are between BMI 9-12 I'm not I'm at 13
BMI of 13 dangerous: Whatever label one might put on it, a BMI of 13 is dangerous. Anorexia nervosa is very serious. Young women die from it all the time. Please get help with this life-threatening condition. There's nothing more tragic than an otherwise healthy young woman literally starving herself to death because of deranged body image. Please do not minimize or rationalize this. Get help. Your life is at stake. ...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
Please get help.: Symptoms of Anorexia may include low body weight, fear of gaining weight, over- exercising, use of laxatives, diuretics, diet pills or supplements to manage weight, feeling fat, marked weight loss, skipping meals, fatigue, low blood pressure, cold intolerance, preoccupation with one’s weight, body fat or food, lack of menstrual period. Etc. ...Read more
Female 22years old Not physically active Eats 1500kJ per day BMI 18.1 Is this BMI too low? What is considered anorexia BMI?
As long you are in good health, performing your daily activities, not obsessed with your weight, it is okay. You will gain weight, as you age, do not get too worked up if your BMI goes up to 20 or so.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Is it possible to be free of Anorexia if you start eating more but able and want to stay at a BMI weigh of 15.5. I am 48 years old.?
No: Anorexia is a medical diagnosis and needs medical evaluation. ...Read more
Bmi of 15.5 with waist measurement of 24". Anorexia - with no appetite. A couple biscuits a day for about a week. Am I in danger?
Yes: See you md for help. Asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
If eating at night makes you fat, can I recover more quickly from anorexia if I eat most of my calories at night? Current BMI at 18.5
No: Eating late at night does not make you fat- eating more calories than you need in a day, will help gain weight. When recovering from anorexia, you do not want to gain weight too fast either. Seek out the advice of a nutritional consultant with expertise in food eating conditions as yours. ...Read more
I am gaining weight after anorexia for the past month (BMI reaching 17 after being at 15). Any chance I could build up muscle? If so, how can I do it?
Requires using them: Muscle cells respond to both intensity & frequency of use. Without use they atrophy away as in polio victims (Polio virus damages nerves, not muscles). But if muscles get no nerve orders they rarely contract & waste away. Thus focus on all opportunities to use muscles to do actions which require/challenge your strength, hopefully without overdoing & creating damage. Athletes say: No Pain, No Gain. ...Read more
Relapsed w/ purging anorexia 6/21&22. See psychiatrist in 3 weeks & should tell him; but I don't want to stop. What will happen if I tell him? Bmi = 24.
Anorexia: I think you would feel better if you saw a mental health professional weekly for psychoterapy in addition to psychiatrist. It is common to not want to stop but think of this compulsion as an addiction that will compromise your life drastically if you continue. A clinical psychologist experienced in treating eating disorders could help you greatly. Best wishes. ...Read more
Weight restored (bmi 18.7 for around 2 months already) after anorexia but no sign of menses. How can I make it return more quickly?
@ 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?
Best go LCHF, study:: Http://goo. Gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo. Gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo. Gl/ubDC9h, http://goo. Gl/RPGWXs, http://goo. Gl/LG8tKl, http://goo. Gl/cypKOp, http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, http://goo. Gl/mpd4Y6, http://NuSI. Org, http://goo. Gl/Z8g5US, http://goo. Gl/JH8XBX, http://goo. Gl/XIpLFY, http://goo. Gl/XjgiP6 & my answers on HealthTap for much better understanding & ideas. Doubt soybeans of any help. ...Read more
At what BMI is it safe to start gaining muscle mass after anorexia? Also, would a LCHF diet help?
15 and no: Consult a doctor with a better history to be healthy and safe. ...Read more
When I suffered from anorexia bmi of 12 I got a very dangerous arithmia that jumps your heart rate from low to high. What is it called?
Tachycardia: Increased heart rate with regular heart beats is tachycardia, in some cases the beats are irregular and or abnormal and that is classified as an arrhythmia. Increased rate is called tachyarrthymia. Hope this helps what you are looking for. ...Read more
Friend has extreme edena in legs for a month, long term anorexia with quick w/g to a normal bmi. No purging. Bloods came back okay. What could it be?
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
I'm recovering from anorexia for 2 years and I keep binge eating and feel so hungry even though I'm over bmi and ive become overweight how to loose Wei?
Don't know but...: Vyvanase (for ADD & ADHD) has a new indication --for binge eating--too new I have no experience but you might want to check it out ...Read more
What to do for fatty liver with no cause (bmi 20, exercising regularly, eating a low fat diet and no alcohol, history of anorexia/bulimia?)
Hi, Thank you for your question.
This might just be due to genetics. You should still continuing living healthy. Very impressive.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions.
Dr. M ...Read more
Female, 30, waist-height ratio 37.6%, BMI 17.47. Internet says "anorexia" levels. Taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD but afraid of appetite loss. If these numbers do not get lower, still importanttogain weight?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could: Cause weight loss. It will be important to add in Remeron (mirtazapine) if your appetite drops so as not to drop your bmi any lower. Bmi less than 16 is severe and could result in hospitalization. Best wishes for a happy holiday season. ...Read more
Is it bad to go on a low sugar diet for Anorexic recovery? My current BMI is 17.7 which is an increase from 15 point something.
It's a mindset: While the majority of people with anorexia will be underweight, some to dangerous degrees, anorexia is more about the mindset that one's actual body weight. The mindset results in the underweight state, or the perception of an underweight state, or the need to have more control over your weight. So yes, you could think anorexic without actually being physically underweight. ...Read more
I have a BMI of 16.0 and I think it's alright but apparently anything under 17 is considered anorexic. How can I get that extra 1 bmi?
Says who?: You're anorexic if you have inappropriate thoughts and behaviors about food. The bmi was not developed for individuals and shouldn't replace common sense. John cena is not "obese" and many elite runners are "underweight". Almost all men and most women want some muscle for which you can do resistance training, but the key here is staying fit ; your weight will take care of itself. ...Read more
I am 24 and my BMI is 16.3. What should I do? When I was younger I was very chubby and not skinny. My friends think I am anorexic. Any advice for me?
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
Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...
Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely, to become a healthy way, of, eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your, body, which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and, therapist during, this process. ...Read more
16y/old girl BMI of 21.1 - I'm trying to lose weight but I'm not anorexic. Is 1000-1200 calories a day not including exercise bad for me or good?
Daughter is 15. Anorexic BMI 13.8. Took her to counseling. Won't talk or listen to anything. Yells I should give up b/c she won't gain weight. Advice?
104lbs, 18.1 bmi. Usually regular periods, had unprotected sex when 1 day late. Took planb 18 hours later. Now 4 days late, no spottin. Preg? Anorexic?
Too soon to tell: Cycle lengths from 21-35 days are considered normal. If your cycle isn't regular (perhaps due to low bmi), then it's hard to know when your fertile time was, but since you took the plan b, it's unlikely that you conceived. Unfortunately, you won't know the outcome until approximately 2 weeks after the last unprotected sex because that's the earliest that a pregnancy test will be accurate. ...Read more
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