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Mom worries how can I be underweight without eating disorders?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Need Good Evaluation

If you are underweight and have not been intentionally restricting your calorie intake, then it would be a good idea to undergo a thorough physical evaluation to make sure there are no causes for your weight loss that need to be revealed.

In brief: Need Good Evaluation

If you are underweight and have not been intentionally restricting your calorie intake, then it would be a good idea to undergo a thorough physical evaluation to make sure there are no causes for your weight loss that need to be revealed.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: By definition

By definition, some people will be underweight for height by standards created when studying large populations.
Within this group (5%) there are some that are culturally/genetically slim but also include some with underlying medical conditions that prevent them from achieving a more normal weight for height.

In brief: By definition

By definition, some people will be underweight for height by standards created when studying large populations.
Within this group (5%) there are some that are culturally/genetically slim but also include some with underlying medical conditions that prevent them from achieving a more normal weight for height.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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