Low Weight

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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What should I do to put on weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20 year old male. My weight is 50 kg my height is 5 feet and 8 inches. I am very slim. What should I do to put on weight?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. Your ideal weight should be calculated according to your height. The normal BMI (body mass index) is between 19.5 to 24.9. According, to your height and weight your BMI is 18.58 which is below normal. You can take Nutrigain granules with lukewar...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some good ideas to increase my weight and reduce my masturbation.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old male. I am unmarried. My weight is 46 kg. I am masturbating daily, and I wish to reduce masturbating. It would be helpful to suggest some good ideas to increase my weight and reduce my masturbation. And regarding diet, I am a vegetarian.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I want to tell you that masturbation is not a bad habit. Masturbating once daily is normal, and no need to get worried about that. Most individuals masturbate. But watching porn is wrong, and this causes an enormous loss of time and affects you psychologically. That time ca...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old daughter suffers from on and off stomach pain. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 5 years old. Her weight is 10 kg. She had on and off pain in her stomach and a terrible smell when she farts. Please help me out in this problem. I gave her Cyclopam but was not so effective. She is currently on Colicaid.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first striking point I have noted in your history is the weight of the child. 10 kg for a 5 year old is very less. This history coupled with the history of abdominal pain and indigestion may be indicative of a metabolic disorder or disorder associated with digestion o...  Read Full »

My 16-month-old son has slow weight gain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 16 months old. He was 2.48 kg during birth. Now, he is 9.2 kg. He is taking three to four meals per day. He is also given Enfamil formula milk. But, his weight gaining is very slow. My local pediatrician has prescribed Lysiplex suspension for two months and Calcium suspension fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a common complaint to pediatricians from almost 90% of mothers that the child is not gaining weight appropriately. It looks like your child's weight is fine when considering his birth weight. Infants triple their birth weight as they complete their first year of li...  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

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 »

How often can Bandy plus syrup be given to a 20-month-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and her weight is only 10.5 kg. She is not increasing her weight. But, she is very active. We had given Bandy syrup for worm problem, but still she keeps her fingers near anus. I would like to know the reason for such behavior. Could you please suggest me wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weight of 10.5 kg for 20 months old child seems a little bit less, but not that much of a cause to worry. Syrup Bandy (Albendazole and Ivermectin) can be given every six months once for worms. I would advise that all people living with the child should take a tablet or sy...  Read Full »

How to improve my body weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 26 years old. My weight has been ranging between 54 kg and 55 kg for the last four years. My height is 5'8". 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 for at...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

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. FBS (fasting blood sugar). PPBS (postprandial blood sugar). TS...  Read Full »

How to diagnose stomach problems?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I had roti with spinach, which is home made. Today morning, I experienced a stomach bout, but not watery. Should I take a combination of antibiotics Ridol and Ulticept 500 mg along with Metrogyl and Eldoper? I am still feeling uneasy. Please guide me on this. Every 20 days, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I was trying to understand your blood work. Is your TSH 14 and HbA1c 7%? The reason why I am concerned about these tests is because hyperthyroidism can cause recurrent diarrhea and if your HbA1c (diabetes) number is high it can also cause diarrhea. You can use the Rido...  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 5 to 8 cm 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 her...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

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 woul...  Read Full »

Why do I not put on weight even after using appetizers?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 23. But, I weigh only 37 kg for 158 cm height. My parents consulted different medical practitioners, but nothing worked out. Appetizers did not work too. I do not have strong immunity. I get fever often. No one in my family is lean other than me. They all have normal weight. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a height of 158 cm, your ideal weight should be between 56 to 60 kg. You can definitely gain weight. First of all, I would suggest you to rule out any chronic disease by carrying out complete blood count, chest x-ray, thyroid hormone profile, liver function tests and...  Read Full »

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