What is Underweight?

Underweight is a term used to refer people whose body mass index (BMI) is of under 18.5 or a weight 15% to 20% below that normal for their age and height group. A person may be underweight due to genetics, metabolism, lack of food (frequently due to poverty), or illness.

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What happ if we are under weight

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Hi Rskesh.y814,
Thanks for writing in to us.

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dear doctor my name is pankaj pareek.male 23 ...i am underweight and want to increase my weight.some of my friend suggested me to have dexona and...

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Welcome to HCM.
Please don't take dexona.It is steroid and not used for wt. gain.It has so many side effect so avoid it for wt.gain.

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hi doctor My problem is i feel depressed and my face never glows and i am underweight .and the i think this is because my father was dead when my...

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hello dear, dont feel depressed,u r not abnormal.try to be happy with what u r, then only ur face will glow.Father expiring during mothers...

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