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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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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 »

I am a 26-year-old boy and want to increase my weight and have a healthy body. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 years old boy, 6 feet in height, but my weight has been only 62 kg from last three to four years. Despite having proper food, my weight is staying the same. I am very thin and want to increase my weight with a healthy body. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To gain weight healthily, you need to build muscle. Therefore, I advise you to exercise regular physical activity and have a healthy diet. Diet: Do not start eating oily or junk food to gain weight, because that would only lead to a gain in fat and health problems, li...  Read Full »

Is it safe for women to take over-the-counter Testosterone supplements to gain muscles?

Query: Hi doctor, Can women take over-the-counter testosterone supplements meant for men? I am an 18-year-old female hoping it can help me build muscle, but I have a family history of breast cancer, and I do not want to mess with hormones if it is not safe. Please give me your suggestions. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, taking an over-the-counter testosterone drug can cause hormonal imbalance and can lead to complications. Such as changes in voice, unwanted hair growth, and it can change the breast size, so I would suggest you...  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 have been working out for a month and want to take a muscle gainer without any side effects. Please suggest

Query: Hi doctor,Could you please recommend a good muscle gainer (supplement) with no side effects? I have started going to the gym for a month.  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Hello. Thanks for writing to us. Your weight is much lower than expected for your age. Working out and gaining muscle work best when combined with a healthy diet, which is more important than the protein supplement. If you are not a veget...  Read Full »

I want to gain weight and build muscles. Can I use an ayurvedic weight-gaining supplement powder?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to gain weight and build muscles. Can I use an ayurvedic weight-gaining supplement powder available in the market? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I usually do not prescribe actively marketed weight-gaining supplement products. Instead, I advise you to indulge in regular physical activity and a healthy diet to gain weight and build muscles. I suggest the following. 1. Do a little cardio followed by strength tr...  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 »

Will lifting weights at 18 stop me from growing taller?

Query: Hi doctor, Can I start bodybuilding at the age of 18? Will this stop me from growing tall?  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I advise you to start sports first and after a year or so, you can start going to the gym. This is because men grow in height till 20 years and after that, the growth stops. Until then, be inclined towards sports like basketball, jogging, running, bar pull-ups ti...  Read Full »

How to gain weight?

Query: Hello Doctor, I eat well, but I am very weak and I look slim. Please suggest me treatment for a healthy and muscular body.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the people will be skinny till the age of 22-24 years and will gain weight after that without any exercise or supplement. So do not worry. Weight gain is a gradual phenomenon. It takes time. Do not expect immediate results. I advise you to eat a high-fat diet...  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. WHEY PROTE...  Read Full »

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