Common "Gain Weight" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

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 Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Even after eating healthy foods, what are the reasons for not gaining weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I eat healthy food on time. When I feel hungry I used to eat good quantity of food, but I am not putting weight. What could be the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Every person has his/her own metabolic rate of the body. Some have high metabolic rates causing high combustion of nutrients into heat, that dissipates in vain. Some diseases a...  Read Full »

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 »

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. Nanda Vivek Hasmukhbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

My 4-year-old son is not gaining weight. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My 4-year-old son recently had episodes of fever and diarrhea, and he did not gain weight properly. I am worried that he is underweight. His height is 3.1 feet, and his weight is 27.7 pounds. How do I make him gain weight steadily, and is it something to be worried about? He is lean and pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. For promoting healthy weight gain in children, consider incorporating nutrient-rich foods into your son's diet. I suggest you include a variety of food groups: 1. Protein: Eggs, lean meats, poultry, fish, dairy products, beans, and legumes p...  Read Full »

I am weak and lean. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, am a 23-year-old male, and I am a student. My height is five feet four inches, and I weight 108 pounds. 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 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 »

Is it advisable to use Dexona and Practin for my friend?

Query: Hello doctor,One of my friends wants to use Dexona and Practin to gain weight. Can she use it for 10 days?  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Using Dexona (Dexamethasone) and Practin is not a correct drug for weight gain. Dexona is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid) used for arthritis, blood, hormone, immune system disorders, allergic reactions, specific skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, ...  Read Full »

I am taking protein powder for weight gain. Is it effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very thin. I want to gain more mass and weight. For that I am consuming multivitamin tablets and protein powder, but no use. I have a doubt that whatever I am taking is not 100% digesting to supply that energy to my body? What do I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to can definitely gain weight. If you think you are not getting 100% of what you are eating, it could be probably due to worm infestation in intestine. For that you can take tablet Ivoral Forte (combination of Ivermectin and Albendazole) once after dinner. To gain weight ...  Read Full »

Kindly assist me in gaining weight.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male and am just 5 feet tall with underweight (88.18 lb) 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 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 and ...  Read Full »

Why am I not having much bleeding during periods?

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 From you short history, the only significant finding is your weight. A minimum of 30 lbs/inch2 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 follicles, the uterus...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.