I think originally she did it with her legs to highlight her thigh gap, but i dont think that's why she does it anymore.
It's symptomatic of muscle wastage that maintaining correct posture becomes actually impossible- you do not have the musculature and strength to use proper posture and to move through proper postures with this level of wastage. While initially she chose to move certain ways (as part of her style), having lost more muscle mass, she probably cant correct posture easily now, may need physical therapy to rebuild core musculature to do things like sit upright and stand more than an hour a day, etc... but physical therapy cant be productive til her caloric balance is positive and her weight out of absolute-emergency zone. (While i'm not a doctor, i say this from personal experience... I had physical therapy delayed in the past for this reason, and my weight/muscle wastage was nowhere near eugenia's.).
It's interesting that so many people comment on her poor posture, and so many comment on her visible muscle wastage in limbs-- but they dont tie these together. If she have such severe visible muscle wastage, her postural muscles are likely wasted, too. She can no longer fix her posture through choice/discipline/pilates or whatever it takes in a normal case, she's beyond that.
...It was hard to see and be near, honestly. As is common, she lacked insight into the degree of her malnutrition and impairment which made her very unsafe.
BMI below 15 seems a bit high to be considered like that. Mine is below that and has been for a long time, and I'm functioning completely normally in both physical and mental capacities. I'd say Eugenia's BMI must be well below 15 based on the pics I've seen on here....It was hard to see and be near, honestly. As is common, she lacked insight into the degree of her malnutrition and impairment which made her very unsafe.
This is not an area I have extensive training/experience in, so I can only answer more generally: it's different for everyone, and depends on factors beyond BMI.
Basically, in acute care, a code/classification will be made for the patient's level of malnutrition severity (usually labelled as 'protein calorie malnutrition') based on a standardized list of factors, such as:
Generic standards say that BMI <16.0 is severe, with a myriad of medical consequences to that, People can and do die with BMI's at 15.X, and those that don't will have some level of damage to bones, organs, and so on. Heart issues are common as the heart muscle is consumed by the body.
- Weight stuff: BMI, recent or progressive weight loss (especially unintended loss)
- Physical, visible stuff: visible wasting of muscle & fat tissue/physical things you can note (ex. temporal wasting - the hollows at the temples, where it looks like skin over a skull)
- Risk factors: like alcoholism or GI disorders and so on that could make malnutrition more likely and more dangerous
- Blood work: low albumin, anemia, transferrin, etc. that let us know what's going on inside his/her body
BMI < 15 is recognized as emaciation with major medical consequences for being at that weight. For example, irreversible organ damage, or death.
While a somber topic, I hope this is a decent answer.
I know some people here are near that BMI range, but I believe the majority of such users here are fastidious with their health and nutrient needs, which makes all they difference (and frame size contributes too).BMI below 15 seems a bit high to be considered like that. Mine is below that and has been for a long time, and I'm functioning completely normally in both physical and mental capacities. I'd say Eugenia's BMI must be well below 15 based on the pics I've seen on here.
To put what a BMI of 15 is in perspective, if you are 100lbs or under and 5'9" or taller, your BMI is below 15.
Not trying to disagree with you as I know you were just stating what the establishment thought is, I'm disagreeing with the establishment view. I've dealt in the past with quite a bit of bullying, manipulation, and discrimination from people following standards like these, so I strongly feel there needs to be a review of this mentality within the medical industry.
What would they do? She's above 18 to my knowledge, and in the US, for better or for worse, it is incredibly difficult to get some one hospitalized or in treatment without her consent. You could say her family is supporting her financially and could threaten to revoke that should she not get treatment, but actually following through with that threat would be incredibly difficult emotionally for the family and could just lead to hastened physical degradation of their daughter.