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Is a BMI of 17.8 considered healthy?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stability is key

Certainly this is below 18.
5, which is the low end of normal. However, if you have always been thin, then this is really nothing to worry about. If there are signs of eating disorders, these in themselves have significant health consequences and need to be addressed.

In brief: Stability is key

Certainly this is below 18.
5, which is the low end of normal. However, if you have always been thin, then this is really nothing to worry about. If there are signs of eating disorders, these in themselves have significant health consequences and need to be addressed.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Dr. Lori Wagner
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Underweight.

That BMI is underweight, and therefore unhealthy.
This should be investigated, as there may be a medical reason for it to be so low.

In brief: Underweight.

That BMI is underweight, and therefore unhealthy.
This should be investigated, as there may be a medical reason for it to be so low.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
Thank
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