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Foods To Gain Weight

Some people who are underweight find it hard to put on weight, like others struggle to reduce it. Instead of eating processed, high-calorie, and unhealthy foods to gain weight, taking milk, nuts, potatoes, fish, and protein supplements can help gain weight safely and effectively.

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Please suggest to gain weight as I weighs about 79.37 Ibs.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old male. My height is 5'3" and weighs about 79.37 Ibs. I am weak and my body is very slim and thin. Please help me to gain weight.  Read Full »

Dr. Theresa Gregory

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would be a good idea to have a complete physical checkup with your family doctor to determine if there are any medical reasons for your slight build and to make sure there are not unknown causes. If you feel that you are weak and want to gain weight and build musc...  Read Full »

Is fenugreek good for a thyroid patient?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23 year old unmarried female. I am suffering from thyroid disorder since three years. I am unable to gain weight. My weight is 42 since seven years. My TSH level is always normal, either 3 or 2 or 4. When I visited my doctor, he said the thyroid function is fine and no need to worr...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Patients with hypothyroidism usually gain weight. Your issue is weight loss which is seen in hyperthyroidism. As your thyroid TSH is in the normal range,  you can continue the same treatment. For gaining weight, you need to take food which is adequate that is, it should...  Read Full »

I am suffering from many problems in my body. How can I gain weight and build my body?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from many problems in my body. I am worried about my health. How can I gain weight and build my body?Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sumaiya Jamil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have been trying to gain weight and have not been able to gain. There could be several reasons for not being able to gain weight, like you have a high physical activity or high metabolism rate, or other medical and ...  Read Full »

I am an underweight female. Can it affect my sexual health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female; I am 5'7" tall, and I weigh 48 kg which is quite less and it worries me if I am healthy for my sexual life or fertility as I will be getting married next month. I have a normal regular period cycle of 30 to 31 days but sometimes I get heavy periods or clots....  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concerns in detail and will surely help you out. Being underweight is not going to cause problems in sex life. Your sex life will be healthy. But it can be more beneficial if you try to build up your weight and at least be in the normal BMI (body ma...  Read Full »

I am a vegan who is unable to gain weight. Please assist.

Query: Hi doctor, My weight is 52 kg, my height is 5.11 feet, age 20, and I am unable to gain weight. I eat very often, but nothing gives me weight. I am vegetarian but can eat eggs, I poop once a day, but it is nothing compared to my intake, is there any problem with my digestive tract or anything else?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Being vegetarian is good, but it can cause some problems. One of which is some amino acids are only present in meats and not in vegetables. In the long run, one may develop deficiencies. Vitamin B12 is also present in animals, so those who...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing abdominal issues and anal itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from digestion issues, mostly bloating, from more than seven months. While taking medicines, I was feeling fine, and once I stopped them, my symptoms recurred. My present symptoms include indigestion, constipation, improper motions, low appetite, weight loss, inability t...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As far as your questions are concerned, the following are my answers. Just go on an empty stomach so that if required, they can do an endoscopy. All the tests can be performed on an empty stomach.I person...  Read Full »

How to help my 2-year-old kid with low appetite?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 years old son is only 25.13 lbs. He has a low appetite when it comes to eating solid food, he drinks 6 oz of milk every morning, after lunch, and before going to bed, he is taking vitamin C and Cherifer Immunomax daily. I often forgot to let him drink his multivitamin Nutri 10...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note that the weight of the child mentioned is in acceptable limits. Do not unnecessarily give so many things. As per your description, it seems that the child is consuming more of milk mainly and also these multivitamins. Both of them lead to constipation an...  Read Full »

What vegetarian diet plan can I follow to gain weight fast?

Query: Hello doctor, My height is 6 feet, and my weight is 143 lbs. I want to gain weight. How much weight do I need to have according to my height? Please suggest a full vegetarian diet plan for gaining weight fast.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You should not be looking forward to gaining fat. What you need to gain is muscle strength. It gives you lots of energy with great looks too. You must include proteins in your diet to gain the look you desire. Since you are a vegetarian, t...  Read Full »

Can incorrect mixing of Formula with room temperature water cause a problem in weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is going to be 6 months next week and weighs about 14.42 lbs, birth weight was 6.68 lbs. Is weight fine? I am giving him Formula with room temperature unboiled water. Is that a problem? Can incorrect mixing of powder with room temperature water be a problem for weight gain? He d...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Weight for age is fine. Please use filtered and clean boiled water to avoid infections. Incorrect mixing will lead to improper concentration of the product and may cause either indigestion or reduced nutritional content of the Formula. Hence, always mix in concentrat...  Read Full »

Can I use mass gainers to increase weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old. My weight is just 110 pounds, and my height is 5 feet and 6 inches. Please advise some ways to gain weight. My bones are so thin. Please prescribe some medicines.  Read Full »

Dr. Saseendar. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your problem and your worries attached to it. Body habitus, which is how a person's build looks irrespective of the amount or type of intake he has, depends largely on the metabolic rate of the person and the activity level of the person, though the quality o...  Read Full »

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