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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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Is my rapid weight gain and hair fall linked to each other?

Query: Hi doctor,I suffered from typhoid two to three months back and after the recovery I have gained a lot of weight, about 17 kg.I am also experiencing hair fall and severe dandruff in winter. Please tell me what can I do to lose weight and stop hair fall.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. Weight gain and hair loss are typical symptoms of hypothyroidism. I would suggest you get your thyroid profile done. I am advising you of the medications temporarily to cure your symptoms. Take t...  Read Full »

Is 8.3 kg normal weight for a 16-month-old toddler?

Query: Hi doctor, My toddler (16 months old) has had very little milk since birth. The birth weight was 3.1 kg. Now at 16 months, the weight is 8.3 kg. From the eighth month onwards, my kid did not gain weight and was 7 kg till the 12th month. But my kid is as tall as other kids of the same age and makes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please note that the weight of 8.16 kg for the age of 16 months is slightly on the lower side, but it is not too low. I would suggest the following supplements for weight gain: 1. Syrup Calcimax P (Calcium supplement), 4 ml twice a day for...  Read Full »

I started snorning and have gained weight. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I started snoring like three months ago. I sleep less now. The only lifestyle change is I gained 5 kg weight. Could snoring be the first symptom of ALS? Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should know that weight gain can lead to snoring and sleep apnea (a disorder caused by low oxygen during sleep). Snoring is not a symptom of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), but the obstruction of the airways causes it, probably caused by the weight gain. If ...  Read Full »

Which food and Ayurveda medications help in reducing acne and in maintaining good health?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having pimples and scars, although I am 20-year-old. It did not stop right now. There are acne or pimple scars on my face. How do I get rid of this and how to stay healthy and fit please give advice. My weight is only 62 kg compare to my height, around 5'9. I guess it is n...  Read Full »

Dr. Shiv Kumar Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry about your weight is approximately normal. Do not touch pimples frequently. Apply cold packs before developing them. Do not apply any cream etc. You can use fresh Aloe vera and a pack of Multani mitti twice a week. Avoid red chili, tea, coffee, curd, col...  Read Full »

How to gain weight?

Query: Hello Doctor, I eat well, but I am very weak and I look slim. Please suggest me treatment for a healthy and muscular body.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the people will be skinny till the age of 22-24 years and will gain weight after that without any exercise or supplement. So do not worry. Weight gain is a gradual phenomenon. It takes time. Do not expect immediate results. I advise you to eat a high-fat diet...  Read Full »

I am a vegetarian. I would like to gain weight without any side effects. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a  26 year old male. I would like to gain weight without any side effects. My height is 164cm and my weight is 54kg. I am a vegetarian and I do not take eggs. I am a software engineer and my work does not involve much physical movement. Please suggest me a suitable diet plan and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, It is very important to gain weight in a healthy way (i.e, gaining muscle and not fat). For this, both diet and exercise play a major role. DIET: Include a lot of protein in your diet in the form of nuts, seeds and sprouts. Protein drinks like Protinex are also helpful. Instead of 3 major mea...  Read Full »

I have a very lean body build. I want to increase my muscle mass. Give me a diet suggestion

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very lean body build. I want to increase my muscle mass. What should I do? Shall I take any medicine or any diet suggestions? Age 23, male, weight 59kg, height - 179cm.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You must take a high protein diet. And to aid better protein absorption, include acidic foods like lemon, orange, etc., in your diet. I am mentioning here a sample protein rich diet. You may modify the same as per your taste. Breakfast: 4 boiled/scrambled/...  Read Full »

Can Nutrigain powder be used to gain weight and build muscles?

Query: Hi Doctor, I am a 23 year old guy. My height is 165 cm and weight is 56 kg. I want to gain weight and build muscles too. Even though, I did some exercise and taking healthy foods, it makes my muscles to be tight but it doesn't show up any sign of enlarging or building up. I heard about an Ayurved...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, About Nutrigain: Nutrigain is an ayurvedic supplement which is manufactured and distributed by ayurwin pharmacy.  The chief ingredients present in this preparation are Ashwagandha and Shatavari. Research works have claimed that both these are very much helpful in gaining weight.  The pr...  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 This should be definitely investigated. I would advise you to do a serum prolactin test first.   Read Full »

Kindly advise if I should get my tooth extracted.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a lump approximately 3 cm away from the bottom of the tooth on the outer portion of the jaw. It was approximately 2 cm in diameter. After cleaning with salt solution, my doctor prescribed Lincomycin 500 capsules thrice daily for five days. As there was swelling on some portions of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It will help if you ask the dentist to extract the tooth as soon as possible. Due to so much infection and pus, the tooth cannot be saved now. Also, the swelling may not subside without removing that tooth. Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid combination is required fo...  Read Full »

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