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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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 »

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