A person is considered to have a low weight when their body mass index lies below 18.5. They are referred to as underweight. It can occur due to illness, genetics, poor metabolism of nutrients, and reduced food intake. Taking high nutritious foods with adequate proteins, vitamins and minerals helps to gain weight.
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I am 33 years old, with a lean physique, and want to gain weight. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old male with a lean physique who wants to gain weight. My current weight is 54 kg. Please help. Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Weight gain by increasing muscle mass by increasing physical activity is good. I suggest you the following: 1. Eat more boiled vegetables and fruits. 2. Avoid junk foods such as carbonated beverages, ice creams, cookies, etc. 3. Practice y... Read Full »
How to improve my body weight?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. My weight has been ranging between 119 to 121 lbs for the last four years. My height is 5.8 feet. I am taking good food, but have lean body. What I should do? Please help me to improve my body weight. I started doing masturbation by the age of 13. I used to ejaculate fo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I think you might be having some hormonal issue, which is the reason for your lean muscular body. So, we need to check the hormonal imbalance you are having now. For that I recommend the following tests. 1. FBS (fasting blood sugar). 2. PPBS (postprandial blood suga... Read Full »
How to get rid of stomach worms?
Query: Hello doctor, My child is 6.5 years old. Recently, a worm came out of her mouth alive of about 2 to 3 inches long without vomit. Doctor gave her Bandy plus and told to repeat the dosage after 14 days. Please suggest whether it is a tapeworm. What are the investigations you would like to suggest for ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Worms in tummy are quite common in children. Please give the medication as directed by your doctor. Most of the times it gets resolved. But, if it is persisting, then we may have to repeat the course or give alternate medicine.There are many kinds of worms and it would... Read Full »
I am suffering from many problems in my body. How can I gain weight and build my body?
Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from many problems in my body. I am worried about my health. How can I gain weight and build my body?Please help.Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You have been trying to gain weight and have not been able to gain. There could be several reasons for not being able to gain weight, like you have a high physical activity or high metabolism rate, or other medical and ... Read Full »
I am skinny and eat a lot, but I still do not gain weight. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am concerned about my weight. I am skinny and eat a lot, but I still do not gain weight.Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To gain weight healthily, you need to build muscle, and I advise you to indulge in regular physical activity and a healthy diet. Healthy diet: Do not start eating oily or junk food to gain weight, because that would only lead to a gain in fat but health problems, li... Read Full »
My friend is suffering from anorexia nervosa. How can she mentally recover from this condition?
Query: Hello doctor, My friend is suffering from anorexia nervosa. She is 18 years old. A few months back, she starved for almost two months. From there, it all started. Now she has a fear of food. After eating, she feels guilty. She wants to quit eating. Her mood fluctuates, and she feels anxious. She fee... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder. In this, the affected person has an extreme fear of weight gain. Anorexia nervosa people usually suffer from depression. As per your description, your friend might be suffe... Read Full »
My baby is 7 months but her weight looks like a 5 months baby. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor,I have a girl baby. She has completed seven months. Actually, my baby problem is weight. She has 7 kg now but she looks like five months baby structure like weightless. If anyone of them take my baby they ask (why baby like weightless and look like five months) but she eats well and breast... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A baby gains to be double the birth weight by six months of age and triple the birth weight by one year of age. The weight of your baby seems to be fine to me. Continue to breastfeed, give adequate complementary feed in the form of cereals, pulses, fruits, other prot... 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 thin and wish to gain weight. Please suggest a healthy diet for weight gain.
Query: Hello doctor,I was fat when I was young. But now I have become skinny. I guess it is because of the routine food culture of white rice and soups that we follow in our family. But now I prefer a healthy diet chart to gain weight. So please suggest your views and diet for weight gain. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. To gain weight healthily, you need to build muscle, and I advise you to indulge in regular physical activity and a healthy diet. I suggest the following. 1. Do not start eating oily or junk food to gain weight, be... Read Full »
I have hair loss, and my body weight is low for my height. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor,I am not particularly strong, concerning my height and body. And feels exhausted after an hour of hard work. As a result, I fell asleep quickly. My hair is also falling out and turning white. What should I do to gain weight and strength to compete with people my age? And what should be don... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is difficult to gain weight if your metabolic rate is high. Your calorie intake should exceed your calorie expenditure. Take a multivitamin to help your body adjust to more stress. Eat well, and eating smaller meals is easier to digest ... Read Full »