Underweight Complications

Being underweight has equal complications as overweight.

If a person is underweight, their body may not get enough nutrients to maintain it health.

Here are few side effects of being underweight-

  1. Osteoporosis

Women’s bone gets brittle and more prone to breaking.


  1. Skin, hair or teeth problems

Hairs get dry, skin gets thinner and teeth become poorer.


  1. Getting Sick frequently-

If your body does not get enough nutrients; your immune system will get weak.

As a result, you may get sick more frequently and common illness syndrome such as cold lasts longer than usual.


  1. Feeling tired all the time

If you do not have enough calories to maintain healthy weight you may feel fatigued all the time.


  1. Anemia

If your body does not have enough nutrients; you tend to have low blood counts. As a result you will become anemic which causes dizziness, fatigue and headaches.


  1. Irregular Periods-

Underweight women may face the problem of not having regular periods or delayed menstruation and this may cause infertility.


  1. Premature births-

Underweight pregnant women are at higher risk of pre-term labor.


  1. Slow or impaired growth-

The person will not develop as expected.

Shikha Aakash

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