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Question: Medical Alert Weight


 Healthy03 - Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:46 am

Greetings,

I am desiring to understand for a female at 5'6" what is the medical alert weight where a doctor would not desire a person to limit their activity because their weight is too low?

Thank you
 Faye Lang, RN, MSW - Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:25 pm

Hello, Healthy03,

I can't give you a specific answer, because it depends on the person's build, their age, their overall health status and if there is an eating disorder. For a female who is 5' 6", in most cases a physician would consider 110 to be the bottom limit for usual function. Below that would give cause for alarm.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Good luck.

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