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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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No pregnancy nor periods after taking Ferpill. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken Ferpill last month. I have not got pregnant or got my periods. Six days passed since my due date. I am not sure what to make out of it. I need help.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Ferpill is Clomifene citrate which increases the ovulation chances. So thereby, improving the chances of the egg meeting sperms. You can wait for a max of seven to 10 days. One of the side effects of this pill is that it may slightly reduce the t...  Read Full »

I am 51 years old and still weigh only 41 Kg. How do I gain a healthy weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a peculiar problem. I do not gain weight at all. I have tried all through my young age. I am 51 years old and still weigh only 41 Kg. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Duaa Salem Alfituri Shubar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Anyone whose BMI (body mass index) is below 18.5 is classified as underweight, and your BMI is 15.62. There are a lot of causes for being underweight, and it could be: Genetic. Metabolic. Hyperthyroid. If you check your thyroid funct...  Read Full »

I am a vegetarian who eats very often but is unable to gain weight. Is there any problem with my digestive tract?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Can I take Betnelan tablet and Mosegor syrup to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor,I am using Betnelan tablet and Mosegor syrup to stay healthy. Is it advisable to take it? I am using it for the past one year. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would not suggest you use them. These tablets and syrup are not going to help you to gain weight or muscle building. Betnelan is steroids and it will cause harm to your body in the long run. Steroid work by replacing the testosterone hormone that would normally be pro...  Read Full »

How can weight be increased in a 23-year-old male?

Query: Hello doctor, am a 23-year-old male, and I am a student. My height is 166 cm, and I weight 49 kg. Over the past five years, my weight has not increased. I feel very weak and lean. Now, what should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Mukherjee, Koushik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take more carbohydrate-rich food to gain weight. You can eat more rice to increase your weight. Some diseases can cause hypermetabolic states, like hyperthyroidism. So, get a thyroid status done. Also, anxiety and tension about being fatty sometimes restrain you from...  Read Full »

I am 5 feet tall with underweight 40 kg. How can I gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male and am just 5 feet tall with underweight (40 kg) and till now I did not consult any doctor. So, kindly assist me to gain weight.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To gain weight in a healthy way, you need to build muscle; I advise you to indulge in regular physical activity and a healthy diet pattern. For a healthy diet, do not start eating oily food or junk food to gain weight, because that would only lead to a gain in fat a...  Read Full »

How to gain weight and overcome weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 48 years, height 156 cm. Her weight range is 40 to 42 kg since her age of 20 years. She wants to gain weight. How to gain? She sometimes feels weakness.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I can understand that weight gain can be difficult for some people - but surely it is possible. Your wife needs to add at least 6 to 7 kg weight. You need to eat the food that you like as this will help you eat more than usual. So, you need to take the kind of f...  Read Full »

What is the reason for breast leakage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28-year-old female and weigh 72 kgs. I am not married or pregnant. Recently, I have been having a problem of breast leakage, and during intercourse, my boyfriend has also shared the same concern. It is embarrassing and alarming at the same time. What could be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This should be definitely investigated. I would advise you to do a serum prolactin test first.   Read Full »

Kindly prescribe medications for gaining weight and controlling diabetes in my husband.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband aged 51, is clinically diagnosed to be diabetic. His HbA1c remained at 6.5 during the last two checkups. The last checkup was done three months back. His blood sugar after the food was 178 two weeks ago. He has lost weight by 10 kg in six months. He has become weak both phy...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I would like to know what medicines is he on for diabetes. Follow up would be free, so please answer my questions as it will allow me to help you better. Regarding his blood pressure, 130/90 is good. So, continue the medicine. 6 to 6.5 is ...  Read Full »

I am not bleeding much during the period. Should I worry?

Query: Hello doctor,I am in my periods, but this is the first time I am facing this problem. It is my third and fourth day. I am not bleeding much, just a little. Is it a matter of concern?  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From you short history, the only significant finding is your weight. A minimum of 14 kg/m2 of BMI(body mass index) is needed to have periods. The normal fat in the body is gradually converted to hormones and further support the growth of the folli...  Read Full »

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