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This topic contains 11 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Marcy 1 year, 4 months ago.

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Juanita11

Juanita11

Hi.
I have been getting a little worried about my self of late. I have a really weird habit when it comes to exercise and eating.
I am 5’9 and weight 106.4 pounds. My father it tall and thin, and his father was, so it is genetic. For my family i am actually slightly short. But, everyone else in my family is a healthy weight for their body.
I did a bmi calculator and it said that I was unhealthily underweight, being in the thirteenth percentage when I should be in the fifteenth, at least.
I also get hungry around every three hours, but I cant eat nearly as much as I used to. The eat a medium meal, but I start to get an upset stomach if I eat more than that.
Before this started happening I would eat everything I saw. I did on occasion overeat to try and gain weight. But it never worked.
You can feel my ribcage and collarbones and my hips stick out slightly strangely.
I also don’t want people thinking I have an eating disorder. But I also don’t want to be unhealthy.
Is this normal or is something wrong?

August 2, 2015 at 12:15
Mandi_lee2014

Mandi_lee2014

If you are worried you need to go see a doctor. No one on here is qualified to answer a question like that. And even if a dr was on here, it is impossible to say anything unless they have seen you specifically and done a complete eval. So, if it worries you, make an appointment

August 2, 2015 at 16:13
Nate

Nate

You NEED to see a doc. I am by no means qualified to answer your question.

August 2, 2015 at 17:14
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

What the lovely ladies above me said. A doctor an help you get on a nutritious eating plan to help you gain weight if he/she thinks it’s necessary. Talk to your parents so you can schedule and appt 🙂

August 3, 2015 at 21:42
PolkaDot

PolkaDot

you should see a doctor. No one here is qualified to answer these particular questions. Especially since the body can be so different depending on the person. 🙂

August 4, 2015 at 14:40
Broken Vessel

Broken Vessel

LADIES Not everyone can go to the doctor whenever they feel like it.

August 4, 2015 at 15:14
Lovegodlovelife

Lovegodlovelife

I do agree you should see a doc, but I wanted to say that bmi doesn’t take into account people’s unique makeup. It just goes by weight, and since muscle and fat are composed differently it can get messed up.In school we’re told to notice our bmi but not stress too much ☺

August 4, 2015 at 17:17
Mandi_lee2014

Mandi_lee2014

Broken, I know that they can’t. But asking a bunch of young girls on a website who have no medical degree is definitely not the right thing to be doing.

August 5, 2015 at 17:11
PolkaDot

PolkaDot

I know that not everyone can just go to the doctor, but if she’s concerned about her health it takes some thinking about. And a doctor or nutritionist will best be able to help her.

August 6, 2015 at 05:34
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Since we don’t know Juanita personally, we can’t be positive if she has access to a doctor; but advising professional medical care is still better advice than if one of us tried to answer.

August 6, 2015 at 09:29
Broken Vessel

Broken Vessel

I understand that; just simply let her know that the BMI chart isn’t always accurate, and that you’re not trained in this area. Not everyone can take a trip to the doctor like whenever they feel like it, as if it’s the mall or or something, that’s all I’m saying.

August 6, 2015 at 09:35
Marcy

Marcy

I would recommend going to the doctor if you can because you’re concerned. If you can’t, go to reputable medical websites and research weight gain methods and causes of being underweight. While sometimes being underweight can lead to health problems and sometimes the causes of being underweight need to be treated, not all situations of being underweight are bad and need weight gain, and the BMI calculator is not always accurate.

I have a similar situation where I’m underweight, can’t really gain weight, and get sick if I eat more than a small to medium size meal. In my case it is acid reflux. I’m not a doctor and those are broad symptoms, but looking into the symptoms of acid reflux might be something to check on. In addition, when trying to gain weight, try eating a little bit more each day. Your stomach needs to get used to eating more in order to gain weight without feeling sick.

August 8, 2015 at 07:01
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