Underweight (weight less than normal)

Being thin or underweight, like being overweight, is a relative term, being based on the ideal weight for a given height, built and sex. A person can be regarded, as moderately underweight if he or she weighs ten per cent below the ideal body weight and markedly so if the weight is twenty per cent below the ideal.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT TABLE FOR MEN

Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality.
Weight in pounds according to frame
(in indoor clothing weighing 5 lbs.; shoes with 1″ heels).

Height
Feet Inches
Small
Frame
Medium
Frame
Large
Frame
5′ 2″ 128-134 131-141 138-150
5′ 3″ 130-136 133-143 140-153
5” 4″ 132-138 135-145 142-156
5′ 5″ 134-140 137-148 144-160
5′ 6″ 136-142 139-151 146-164
5′ 7″ 138-145 142-154 149-168
5′ 8″ 140-148 145-157 152-172
5′ 9″ 142-151 148-160 155-176
5′ 10″ 144-154 151-163 158-180
5′ 11″ 146-157 154-166 161-184
6′ 0″ 149-160 157-170 164-188
6′ 1″ 152-164 160-174 168-192
6′ 2″ 155-168 164-178 172-197
6′ 3″ 158-172 167-182 176-202
6′ 4″ 162-176 171-187 181-207

HEIGHT & WEIGHT TABLE FOR WOMEN

Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality.
Weight in pounds according to frame
(in indoor clothing weighing 3 lbs.; shoes with 1″ heels).

Height
Feet Inches
Small
Frame
Medium
Frame
Large
Frame
4′ 10″ 102-111 109-121 118-131
4′ 11″ 103-113 111-123 120-134
5′ 0″ 104-115 113-126 122-137
5′ 1″ 106-118 115-129 125-140
5′ 2″ 108-121 118-132 128-143
5′ 3″ 111-124 121-135 131-147
5′ 4″ 114-127 124-138 134-151
5′ 5″ 117-130 127-141 137-155
5′ 6″ 120-133 130-144 140-159
5′ 7″ 123-136 133-147 143-163
5′ 8″ 126-139 136-150 146-167
5′ 9″ 129-142 139-153 149-170
5′ 10″ 132-145 142-156 152-173
5′ 11″ 135-148 145-159 155-176
6′ 0″ 138-151 148-162 158-179

Symptoms

Thinness due to an inadequate calorie intake is a serious condition, especially in young people. They often feel easily fatigued; have poor physical stamina and low resistance to infections. Diseases like tuberculosis, respiratory disorders, pneumonia, circulatory diseases like heart disorders, cerebral hemorrhage, nephritis, typhoid fever, and cancer are quite common among them.

Causes

Thinness may be due to inadequate nutrition or excessive bodily activity, or both. Emotional factors or bad eating habits such as skipping meals, small meals, habitual fasting and inadequate exercise can also can cause it. Other factors include inadequate digestion and absorption of food due to a wrong dietary pattern for a particular metabolism, metabolic disturbance such as overactive thyroid, hereditary tendencies. Disorders such as chronic dyspepsia, chronic diarrhoea, presence of intestinal worms, liver disorders, diabetes mellitus, insomnia, constipation, and sexual disorders can also lead to thinness.

Pitta body is usually thin.

Healing Options

Herbal Home Remedy
  • Musk – Melon
  • Mango – Milk
  • Milk
  • Figs
  • Raisins
  • Good nutrient diet
Ayurvedic Suppliments
                   Spirulina Plus                

                   Ashwagandha Churna  

                   Livgood Capsule        

Diet
  • Diet plays an important role in building up health for gaining weight. If you’re underweight, you should eat frequent small meals, as they tend to feel full quickly. The number of calories it contains measures the weight building quality of a food. To gain weight, the diet should include more calories than are used in daily activities so as to allow the excess to be stored as body fat.The allowance of 500 calories in excess of daily average needs is estimated to provide for a weight gain of half a kilogram weekly. All refined foods such as products containing white flour and sugar should be avoided as they destroy health.
Lifestyle
  • Regular exercises like walking ,dancing ,yoga, meditation and massage are also important as they serve as relaxants, reduce stress, and induce good sleep.
Yoga