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Can my PCP put me in the hospital for low bmi?

Can my PCP put me in the hospital for low bmi?

Low bmi: It depends.. If there is concern for failure to thrive , pts can be admitted for nutrition and hydration.. That means people with symptoms of low Blood pressure, low blood sugars, dramatic weight loss.. ...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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What are the dangers of low BMI?

What are the dangers of low BMI?

Low BMI: Indicates low weight & can cause anemia, low bone density, hormonal imbalance, low functioning immune system, cardiac problems, low energy, insomnia, constipation, frequent illnesses, malnutrition. ...Read more

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What to do if your BMI is too low?

What to do if your BMI is too low?

BMI: It really depends on your body type and health. My bmi is 16.5 but I have been this my entire life, exercise regularly , and eat adequate number of healthy calories (low fat, high protein, complex carbohydrates. My entire family is built like this. If on the other hand, you are a poor diet, losing weight and feel fatigued, you should consult your doctor to see a registered dietician. ...Read more

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My BMI seems really low is that a bad thing?

The opposite: you are 20 years old skinny with low BMI you are the center of envy most women going to hate you for it if you feel healthy,energetic,able to exercise no sickness you are OK now if you think you are too skinny or pale you would like to gain weight see a doctor they will make sure you do not have any medical problem like anemia or thyroid or any other endocrine problem and help you to gain weight ...Read more

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What to do if I have low BMI but im healthy?

Let it be: Hi. BMI is a continuum, and if you're just below 18.5 and healthy, don't sweat it. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from my low bmi? If so, what happens?

It depends upon: How low. Mildly low bmi's can be healthy if you have a healthy lifestyle. Very low bmi's, such as you see in people with eating disorders are potentially very harmful to the body. If you have questions, talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a low BMI of 15.8, & been trying to gain weight by exercising but the weight does not improve. Any good suggestions?

Had a low BMI of 15.8, & been trying to gain weight by exercising but the weight does not improve. Any good suggestions?

Healthy weight: A "healthy weight" varies from person to person. Some people are naturally thin, with low lean body mass. Are your periods normal (usually a good sign of overall health). Although a bmi of 15.8 sounds low for a 18 yo woman, it may be normal for you. See your doctor to get checked out for any condition that may be limiting your weight. ...Read more

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How often should I use the gym if I am trying to maintain a low bmi?

How often should I use the gym if I am trying to maintain a low bmi?

Nutrition and: Exercise. Exercise alone is usually not the answer to controlling body fat. You can maintain low body fat by just caloric restriction and conversely undo part of the beneficial effects of exercise by over-eating. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does your BMI have to be to be hospitalized?

Morbid obesity: A bmi over 35 is sometimes called "morbid obesity", but there is no bmi indication for hospitalization. What would you do in the hospital that you can't do at home? Some people tolerate high bmi very well. Indications for hospitalization would be from complications of obesity. Heart failure, respiratory failure, infection, etc. ...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