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Ok how meny people know the problem associated

i know most people know the problem of being overweight  but i just wondered how Meany of us know the problems with being underweight


Asked by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Health

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  • Actually, your cardiovascular system can be ruined by not enough nutrients. If it is at all due to an eating disorder: heart failure, loss of potassium, muscle loss, hair loss, growth of extra body hair, los of periods, infertility, fatigue, tooth decay.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 8:23 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • starving yourself is just as bad if not worse than being over weight because you don't have the nutrients or vitamins you need to function

    Answer by AmandaV. at 8:42 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • weaker immune system

    Answer by ajmcheath at 8:17 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • A body that shuts down... Extreme of any kind extreme is never good!

    Answer by Elysium927 at 8:43 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Sometimes being underweight is a symptom of something else. One example might be Hyperthyroidism. The body's nutrients get sucked up by an overactive thyroid. Being underweight is a medical condition when a person's weight gets low enough. Some people have fast metabolisms and so despite their best efforts can't gain any weight. I had a similar problem while I was pregnant. I wasn't overweight to begin the pregnancy but lost almost 15 pounds before the end of the second trimester when I finally started to slowly gain weight. My baby was getting it all. Then she stopped getting so much and I was getting more... but that's another story for another post. :)

    Answer by ACL2007 at 9:00 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • ok i'm mostly talking about the size 0 people who change there eatting habits or starve them selfs to be skinny not women who are naturally skinny and eat well

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:28 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • yes i 100% agree there is other reson for people loseing weight i my self have that same probblems when pregnant because of bad morning sickness both my boys came out fine lol

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:11 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • i do.

    Answer by asil at 6:29 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:52 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I'm underweight and asked my doctor. There really aren't any - at least that's what I was told. I tend to only have a problem when I get too sick to eat and start loosing weight. DD is underweight too. She's 14 and has failure to thrive. As far as having a weaker immune system, that's not been my experience. She and I don't get sicker any more often than average and overweight people.


    Answer by JSD24 at 8:26 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

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