Check your weight and compare it with the
expected weight for someone of the same height and age. In general, a
body mass index (BMI) that is less than
18.5 in adults is considered underweight.1
Check your blood pressure, pulse, and
temperature. Many people who have eating disorders have a sudden drop in blood
pressure when they sit up from a lying position or stand up from a sitting
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 27, 2013
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