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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How to gain weight healthily?

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing an inquiry regarding my weight. I am an 18-year-old female with a weight of 42 kilograms and a height of five feet. I am having this weight from 13 years of age. My weight remains only around 40 kilograms. I do not eat a lot because I do not feel hungry. On some days, I eat ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are quite underweight. It is the right time to start working to gain weight. Eat more fatty foods than you usually eat. Try to eat more potatoes and rice. It has vegetable starch that seems to be undigested. You can take a banana milkshake or eat two bananas wit...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest me any solution to gain weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from tonsillitis for the past three years, so I do not eat properly. But now I eat food twice a day, each time I eat three chapatis even then do not gain weight. So kindly suggest any solution to gain weight as I also have a white discharge problem from the vagina.   Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see that you have chronic tonsillitis, due to which you do not take food properly and lost weight. You can take protein supplements for weight gain, but have you evaluated for your tonsillitis issue? Have you done any blood investigations, consulted any ENT (ear, nose...  Read Full »

Can I use mass gainers to increase weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. My weight is just 50 kg, and my height is 5'6. Please advise some ways to gain weight. My bones are so thin. Please prescribe some medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Saseendar S

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 qualit...  Read Full »

I gained weight and feel bloated after ovaries removal. Is it due to menopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. Last year, I had a cyst on my ovary and I had to undergo an operation to remove it. The doctors ended up removing both my ovaries. I was told to take Microgynon to balance my hormones. I have been very forgetful with my intake of the tablet for the whole year and h...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is right. You can have these symptoms if you are going through a menopause. As both your ovaries are removed, you are going to end up in menopause. This is called surgical menopause. To decrease the symptoms of menopause your doctor prescribed you Microgynon ...  Read Full »

How to help my friend gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is too thin and weak. She had TB when she was young. Her blood group is O and Rh positive. Please advise something to help her gain weight.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case thoroughly and can well understand your genuine concerns. I want to assure you that you do not have to worry as everything is going to be fine soon.   Read Full »

How to handle hemorrhoids that affect my mood badly?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an eating disorder before 16 years. It stressed my health very severely for around 5 years. Now, I am 35 years old. Also, I suffer from hemorrhoids, which affect my mood very severely. I have social impairments as my emotions are no longer clean. This is really an important issue f...  Read Full »


Dr. Youness Tanani

Nutritionist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For hemorrhoids, Tronolane (Pramoxine) is the best, if are external already. But, if are internal hemorrhoids, then need to follow another way of treatment. Losing weight is normal in your case, because you are losing red blood cells by the hemorrhoids. To my best knowled...  Read Full »

How can a genetically skinny person gain weight?

Query: I am 22 years old but I have been skinny my all life but now people been saying that I'm too skinny one at alot I am genetic skinny I want to gain weight  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Specialist, Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hello, welcome to icliniq, Don't worry and stress upon unnecessary things and spoil your future. Beauty doesn't lie in your physic its more about internal beauty. I can understand your feeling, i know how you feel! but once you age you will feel all these doesn't matter. Moreover you are apt for...  Read Full »

How to gain weight soon?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I am unable to gain weight. I am in depression as I am underweight. My weight is 49 kilograms. Currently, I am taking homeopathy medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Take Nutrigain granules (Ashwagandha with Shatavari) one teaspoon two times a day with lukewarm milk and add a half teaspoon of Desi ghee or clarified butter in lukewarm milk. It will help you in gaining weight. Also, learn exercises which...  Read Full »

Can masturbation prevent you from gaining weight?

Query: Very good afternoon Doctor,My question is I'm 19 years old boy and in this lockdown period I'm doing physical exercise for single hour daily. It has been three months now and with workout I'm also taking healthy diet to increase my weight but with that I'm doing masturbation by alternate days. Is it...  Read Full »


Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Fitness Expert, Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Thank you for asking question, I have understood your concern about gaining a weight, see to gain weight basic thing is to gain much protein intake like pulses, soyabean and many various other but no need to add non vegetarian diet unnecessary. you need to do workout daily twice and especia...  Read Full »

What foods to eat to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My height is 5'11" and weight is 58.5 kg. I would like to gain body weight. I am have a problem of pimples with pus on face for the past four years. I had never taken any artificial mass gainer or protein. I am a pure vegetarian. My lipid profile result is as f...  Read Full »


Dr. Swapan Banerjee

Dietician, Fitness Expert, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I can advise you to take more fiber rich foods so that bowels stay clear without any constipation. Plenty of vegetables like gourds and more of mix vegetables. Two to four types of fruits mainly banana, guava and berries. You have oily skin so a...  Read Full »

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