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How dangerous is a BMI of under 15?

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Dr Chris Hawley
Family Medicine
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In brief: Low bmi

Make sure the calculation is correct first, but that is a dangerously low bmi and needs to be addressed by a physician.

In brief: Low bmi

Make sure the calculation is correct first, but that is a dangerously low bmi and needs to be addressed by a physician.
Dr Chris Hawley
Dr Chris Hawley
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Dr Leonard Lado
Psychiatry

In brief: Low BMI

This is considered critically low.
It is associated with many problems including potassium problems and cardiac problems as well as bone problems. The bigger danger is that during the recovery phase there is refeeding syndrome which occurs as the body goes from a catabolic to an anabolic state, causing low phosphorus low calcium and low magnesium which can lead to delirium, coma and death.

In brief: Low BMI

This is considered critically low.
It is associated with many problems including potassium problems and cardiac problems as well as bone problems. The bigger danger is that during the recovery phase there is refeeding syndrome which occurs as the body goes from a catabolic to an anabolic state, causing low phosphorus low calcium and low magnesium which can lead to delirium, coma and death.
Dr Leonard Lado
Dr Leonard Lado
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