What is the lowest BMI you can have?
Now back to weight.
The lowest BMI recorded was 7.5 (she was only 21 inches tall and died of hypothermia), highest BMIs are around 188 [Guinness World Book of Records].
I am using BMI instead of weight because of course height factors into how much we can and do weigh..
How do doctors know if your anorexic?
Although there are no laboratory tests to specifically diagnose anorexia nervosa, the doctor might use various diagnostic tests, including laboratory values (a blood test), to rule out physical illness as the cause of the weight loss, as well as to evaluate the severity of illness or the effects of the weight loss on …
What is severely underweight?
Severely underweight – BMI less than 16.5kg/m^2. Underweight – BMI under 18.5 kg/m^2. Normal weight – BMI greater than or equal to 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m^2. Overweight – BMI greater than or equal to 25 to 29.9 kg/m^2. Obesity – BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m^2.
At what BMI do anorexics get hospitalized?
Admission criteria require that patients be less than 70 percent of their ideal body weight, or have a body mass index (BMI) below 15. In a woman who is 5 feet 4 inches tall, that’s about 85 pounds.
What BMI gets you hospitalized?
A BMI below 13.5 can lead to organ failure, while a BMI below 12 can be life threatening. Note however that BMI alone is not enough to make a diagnosis of anorexia and is solely a possible indicator.
Can you be hospitalized for being underweight?
When someone with an eating disorder is severely underweight, seriously unwell or refusing treatment they are sometimes advised to stay in hospital. Most will be treated as an outpatient but some will be admitted and treated as an ‘inpatient’.