Gain Weight

Your doctor may advise you to increase your body weight if you are underweight. It is important to do so in a healthy way by eating and drinking nutrient-dense foods and not by consuming empty calories and junk food which will do more harm in the long run.

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Why do I not put on weight even after using appetizers?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 23. But, I weigh only 37 kg for 158 cm height. My parents consulted different medical practitioners, but nothing worked out. Appetizers did not work too. I do not have strong immunity. I get fever often. No one in my family is lean other than me. They all have normal weight. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a height of 158 cm, your ideal weight should be between 56 to 60 kg. You can definitely gain weight. First of all, I would suggest you to rule out any chronic disease by carrying out complete blood count, chest x-ray, thyroid hormone profile, liver function tests and...  Read Full »

What are the ways to increase the body weight?

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is I am not able to get fat. Doctor please help me to get fat.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the details you gave I understand that you are an 18-year-old girl who is slim and unable to increase weight. Also, I see that your Body Mass Index is 15.43. Where as the weight that is desirable to you would be about 50 to 53 kg (attachment removed to protect pati...  Read Full »

Please suggest to gain weight as I weighs only about 36 kg for 23 years of age.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. My height is 165 cm and weighs about 36 kg. I am weak and my body is very slim and thin. Please help me to gain weight.  Read Full »


Dr. Theresa M. Gregory

Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 mus...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution to maintain weight after stopping protein powder.

Query: Hello doctor, I had some weight gaining powder for gaining weight. After I stopped consuming those powders I started losing weight. Kindly suggest on how to maintain my weight.  Read Full »


Dr. Vinod Kumar

Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand a few basic points regarding weight gain or weight loss. 1) Weight gain or weight loss is actually a result of fine balance between calorie intake and calorie consumption. So, if calorie intake is more than your daily needs then you will gain ...  Read Full »

Please give a suggestion to gain muscle weight without any protein powders.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old. My weight is 62 kg and my height is 5'9". I workout daily and I want to gain some muscles without supplements like protein powders. I want a muscularity and not fat.  Read Full »


Dr. Jesal Parag Shah

Dietician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your height, you are slightly underweight. Your IBW (ideal body weight) should be 70 kg and you should consume 70 gm of protein daily. Protein supplements are for people who do not consume enough protein in their diet. 1. You can indulge yourself in wei...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a medicine to gain weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I need to gain weight. Many doctors said that I am not having any problem in my body and I have to eat well. Now I am taking Zincovit syrup. Suggest me some tablet or syrup.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek H Nanda

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The syrup you are using is absolutely fine and will take care of your nutrition requirements. The most important factor here is gaining weight in proper shape and taking polyunsaturated fatty acid are helpful to the body and of saturated fatty acids are harmful to bo...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and my height is 5'7" and my weight is 57kg. My problem is related to my reduced body growth and development. I regularly take diet 3-4 times a day and drink about 3 litres of water a day. Besides this, I have also taken health supplements like horlicks/enduramass in...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are unable to gain weight, you should be evaluated for organic causes behind it. It can however be just constitutional. But it is not uncommon to have some organic causes behind this problem. If there is any organic cause, it should be evaluated. If you have an...  Read Full »

How can I increase my body weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to increase my body weight. I have a loss of appetite. I am staying in a hostel. I am 23 years old. Now I am only 42 kg. Before four years I was 51 kg. I do not get milk, fish.  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you say, the loss of weight and appetite is because of less availability of foods you like. Eat an egg every day. Cook it any way you like, do not eat raw egg. Eat less spicy and oily foods, it may cause gastritis and cause you loss of appetite. Are you sleeping well...  Read Full »

Can Practin tablet be used to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female. My height is 5 feet 3 inches and I weigh 41 kg. I need to put on weight. I have fast metabolism. Can I take Practin and Decdan tablets? It is suggested by one of my friend. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tablets Practin (Cyproheptadine hydrochloride) and Decdan (Dexamethasone) would just add water retention in the body and not increase the muscle mass. So once you leave it, your body shall return back to low weight itsel So, Practin and Decdan are not recommende...  Read Full »

Is Nutrigain safe to use?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having thyroid problem. I would like to use nutrigain powder. Are there any side effects in using it?  Read Full »


Dr. Kahlil Subramanian

Yoga Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many ayurveda products available in the market to gain weight. All products contain the same ingredients as the nutrigain has. I do not know whether these products are expected to clear quality assurance or not and the reason is to consider the steroid mixture...  Read Full »

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