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With 101 million women and 102 million men being Underweight, India accounts for 40% of the world’s underweight population. The malnutrition issue in India is driven by the population’s dependence on a carbohydrate-intensive low protein & fibre diet.

What is Underweight?

Underweight refers to a condition where one’s bodyweight falls below the normal range. Too low a bodyweight is not considered healthy as it prevents the normal functions of the body. Technically, when a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) becomes 18.5 or below, it is referred to as Underweight (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention).

To calculate BMI, one needs to divide his weight (in kilograms) by his height (in meters squared).

BMI = Weight (in kgs)/Height (in m2 )

Severely underweight individuals become malnourished as they lack vital nutrients essential for life. They have poor physical stamina and a weak immune system, leaving them vulnerable to infection. People become underweight either because they are not getting enough calories to fuel their body or their metabolic system is not absorbing enough nutrients from food. Low body weight can be addressed through a proper and balanced diet, calorie-conscious eating habits and proper exercise. A thorough evaluation is also necessary to eliminate any underlying medical condition.

Causes and Risk
Factors of Underweight


Physiological illness or chronic disease can affect your health and lead to underweight

Too much physical activity can play a major role in losing one’s normal weight

Overactive metabolism is one of the risk factors of underweight

Mental illness or having excessive stress can aggravate the condition

Anorexia Nervosa (aversion of food) can affect expected developmental weight gain

Genetic tendency is another risk factor of getting affected with weight loss

People who have hormonal imbalances are likely to get affected with Underweight

Hyperthyroidism, Tuberculosis, gastrointestinal or liver problems can trigger such condition

Side effects of strong medications like chemotherapy acts as a risk factor of underweight

Signs & Symptoms of Underweight

Fatigue & dizziness

Frequent illnesses

Hair thinning and/or loss

Irregular or skipped menstruation

Complications of Underweight

  • Malnutrition, Anaemia
  • Osteoporosis (fragile bones) caused by Vitamin D & Calcium deficiencies
  • Increased risk from surgeries
  • Weak immunity
  • Infertility (especially in females)
  • Poor growth & development in children

Healthy Tips

  • Consume five smaller meals during a day instead of taking three bigger meals
  • Take healthy and nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grain foods, dairy products, nuts and protein
  • Add snacks, smoothies with your daily diet
  • Refrain from eating junk and processed foods and carbonated drinks
  • Indulge yourself in daily exercises to stay fit and active
  • Practice yoga, meditation and pranayama to manage your stress and anxiety
  • Sleep at least for 6 to 7 hours to boost your immunity

Underweight is also a serious concern just the way people are fighting against obesity and overweight. Being underweight can invite several other issues but it can be treated naturally. In this regard, Naturoveda Health World employs the unique combination of Fundamentals of Ayurveda, Potentised Unani and Therapeutic Yoga to resolve the issue in a safe, scientific and natural way.

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Naturoveda Health World helps in eradicating the root cause of the diseases through providing unique combination of alternative treatment systems. There is nothing better than listening our patients’ experiences from their own voices. We have many more such successful cases of people who have expressed their satisfaction towards our synergestic treatment methodology. Check out our patient’s success stories, feedback and testimonials.

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