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Muscle building can be achieved by following certain exercises and by taking a protein-rich diet. The muscles undergo trauma when you do extreme exercise, like weightlifting. When these muscles get repaired, there is an increase in muscle fiber, which promotes muscle growth.

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Kindly suggest a solution to build my body.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lean body and my height is 6 ft and weighs about 65 kg. I want to build body in the gym. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As far as gaining muscle mass is concerned there are two important things. One is doing regular work out and the other more important thing is diet. In diet you should remember that proteins are the part of the diet which form the muscle mass. If you are a non-vegeta...  Read Full »

What is the dosage of collagen supplement peptides?

Query: Hello doctor, I am curious about collagen supplements like type 1 and 2 peptides. I want to know about the dosage, and what it can react with. I have always had knee pain but it hit the rest of my body when I became athletic. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. I understand your concern. Collagen helps in muscle building only. They are consumed by the muscles present. Along with it, they have other properties as well such as protecting skin from diseases. Natu...  Read Full »

How to gain weight as I weigh only 110 lbs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old guy with a height of 5 feet 58 inches but my weight is only 110 lbs. How can I gain weight? The major issue is that I cannot eat properly even if I feel hungry. What should I do to get rid of this underweight problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, it is important to rule out any specific cause for not gaining weight like thyroid problems with serum TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) estimation. For gaining weight, you can take protein-rich foods and simultaneously gym also can be joined to build ...  Read Full »

My body is not growing proportionately. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. My diet is normal, but my body is not growing proportionately. Only my stomach is growing. My BMI is 28.14. What should I do for it?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned your body mass index (BMI) which is 28.14 and is normal in this age group. To remain healthy, you should start doing morning walk and join a gym if you want to build your muscles. Also, you should start eating more protein in your diet like egg, chicke...  Read Full »

My weight is 56 kg. What should I do to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old guy. My weight is 56 kilograms. I want to gain weight and also want to build my muscles too.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, Greetings of the day! You must take a high protein diet. I am mentioning here a sample of a rich protein diet. You may modify the same as per your taste. Breakfast: Four boiled or scrambled or omelet eggs. The white egg particularly contains albumin, which is a prot...  Read Full »

What diet should to be followed by a 25-year-old adult to improve weight and muscle mass?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old with a weight of 60 kg and 173 cm in height. I need to improve my weight, and I want more muscle mass. Kindly suggest some protein powders and a complete food list to improve my weight. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may take Nutrigain powder (a nutritional drink), but I would like to suggest a few diet modifications in the first place. Firstly get yourself investigated to rule out any medical or surgical conditions. So, get a complete hemogram, chec...  Read Full »

Can a Crohn's patient take Nutrigain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from Crohn's disease and would like to try nutrigain. Please advice if there are any side effects.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nutrigain is a supplement which contains Ashwagandha and Shatavari. Research works have claimed that both these are very much helpful in gaining weight. If we believe that the composition described by the company is true and does not include any steroids or ot...  Read Full »

Is Nitrous oxide pre-workout supplement bad for hypothyroidism?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have hypothyroidism. My TSH level is higher than the normal range. T3 and T4 are fine. I go to the gym regularly and like to lift heavy weights. I am taking pre-workout supplement - Nitrous Oxide. I heard that this is not good for me but I want to take some pre-workout supplement. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to That is a very good question. You are right. The supplements which you are taking are not good for you when you have hypothyroidism. It can have adverse effects in the long run. I understand you require a pre-workout supplement for the strenuous exercise you do...  Read Full »

Can I exercise to manage muscle tear?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffered an injury in the right shoulder region four months back by falling off a fast speedboat. I was wearing a life jacket and buckles on impacted shoulder and I believe my arm was pulled back. It bruised badly. It is painful in some range of motions and have started back at the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Wesley Turner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Treatment should be very low weight and high reps for building strength and physical therapy would be highly recommended. Surgery for rotator cuff tears are determined on a case by case basis by orthopedic surgeon and usually based on age, pain and restrictions. In this...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old who wants to gain weight and build muscles. Can taking Nutrigain cause side effects?

Query: Hi Doctor, I am an 18-year-old guy with a 6 feet height and a weight of 121 pounds. I want to gain weight and build muscles. Even though I exercise and consume healthy foods, it only tightens my muscles, and I am growing in height. I heard about an Ayurvedic medicine called Nutrigain Powder. Can I b...  Read Full »

Dr. Narayanasamy Senduran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Nutrigain (Ashwagandha, Musali, Gokshura) supplement ingredients should not have any side effects. You can take one or two spoons of powder mixed with milk or water twice daily. You might need to take the sup...  Read Full »

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