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How can being "too thin" affect my health?

My family keep screwing around saying i'm too thin and that i harm myself but honestly, i have no idea on how does that affect me.

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Being "too thin" is judgemental and probably has no validity, since weight is such an emotional issue in America. Your doctor will tell you if your body weight and height are within normal limits - which I would expect it to be, anyway. If, however, you are clinically underweight, then your expected life-span is extended provided you are eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. Fat people die early. Healthy, fit underweight people can live 50 - 100% longer than their obese friends. The main disadvantage of being too thin is that you have few reserves should you have a serious accident or illness. With low reserves, your recovery takes longer than someone within the "normal" weight range. You also feel the cold more in winter, so need to be careful that you stay warm.

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Good Answer. Totally agree.
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You won't have enough fat I think.

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U might not have enough vitamins etc. for ur body to function correctly if that's u in ur pic I think ur not that skinny ur not antorexic

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Well if your too thin, you can lack vital nutrients (malnutrition) and also its bad for your bones. Not to mention making fat people jealous.

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*SeanOnyx Height and weight?
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No - that's not right!! You can be properly fed and have optimal nutritional balance, but still be thin. Hereditary factors come to play early in life - skinny parents have skinny kids - it has nothing to do with poor eating habits - in America, anyway. Starving children we see in TV commercials are not typical of American folk and malnutrition here is usally caused by atrocious diet.
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*DrBrian Whom are you referencing?
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I think me... idk. He seems offended.
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Just a little.
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I am not offended - just in despair that you are pretending to be a doctor, when it seems the closest you get is to watch Doctor Who. Slim, underweight people can be perfectly healthy, obese folk can be hopelessly malnourished. As with most things, you cannot judge a person by their physical appearance!!!
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Wth, I never said i was a doctor (yet), besides sounds like you need to take a chill. Plus, I never have judged people by their appearance. Just by their attitude, because you sound like a very sensitive type of person.
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Don't bother commenting, cause I won't even look at your reply.
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Doctor, Doctor Give me a cure!
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You can get really weak and sick. You'll get so bad your probably not gonna be able to get up from bed. And you can die from being too thin.

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That is irresponsible! Unless you know the CAUSE of someone's thinness, you can't say if their health is impaired. You certainly MUST NOT tell anyone they might die from their condition UNLESS you are a qualified doctor.
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XxWolfGirlxX

By your profile picture, you're not extremely thin at all. You're at a perfect weight. Tell your family to realize how much it hurts whenever they mess around with you about your own weight. You're fine though, and adorable :)

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Thanks ^_^
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No problem :)
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