People with BMI (body mass index) less than 18.5 are called underweight. Genetics, high metabolism, drug abuse, lack of food, bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and chronic illness can make a person underweight.
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Please suggest to gain weight as I weighs only about 79.37 Ibs for 23 years of age.
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
My 5-year-old niece is not gaining weight and is a very fussy eater. What can be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, I am asking on behalf of my niece, who is five years old and weighs 32.8 lbs from the past year or so. She is not gaining weight. We took her for a CBP test. I am attaching the report. Please let us know what you observe. Also, for the past week, she got a cold, cough, and slight fever... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to know the birth weight of the child. Also, the activities she performs. Sometimes children are lean but very active. The blood report shows some infection. As you mentioned, she has had a fever for a week, so this is expected. What about the urine test repo... Read Full »
I am underweight and was diagnosed with anemia. How can I put on weight healthily?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female, and I am underweight. My height is 5 feet 3 inches, and I weigh 43 kg. I am fit and can do my daily work easily. However, I feel hard to put on weight. All my tests are normal, including my thyroid profile. I got my blood test and was diagnosed with anemia (H... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. To gain weight healthily, you need to build muscle. I advise you to indulge in regular physical activity and a healthy diet. Do not start eating oily or junk food to gain weight, because that would only lead to a gain i... Read Full »
I am underweight and thin despite taking protein drinks. How to improve my muscles?
Query: Hello doctor, I had been thin and taking protein drinks, but they were useless. What should I do? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. To gain weight healthily, you need to build muscle, and I suggest you indulge in regular physical activity and a healthy diet pattern and would suggest the following: Avoid oily and junk food because that would only... Read Full »
I am underweight and eat more than 3000 calories in a day. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am underweight, eating more than 3000 calories daily, but I am still underweight. What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. There is really no shortcut to a healthy body. Healthy diet: Do not start eating oily food or junk food to gain weight, becaus... Read Full »
What can be done to improve the appetite of 22 months old baby?
Query: Hello doctor, My 22 months old baby girl had a fever on Wednesday and was on Babygesic and Sinarest-AF drops for cold and fever. Until now she did not have fever but now she has raised temperature. She has not eaten solids from Wednesday. I am very worried. Please help. She is such a poor eater and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all your baby is quite underweight. She has to be above 13 kg by 22 months (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Coming to the fever part, she requires an antibiotic for the fever to subside. Please give her syrup Azee (Azithromycin) 200 - 2.5 ml... Read Full »
My son is active but his weight and height are of major concern. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,My child is 3 years 1 month now. His birth weight was 2.7 kg. At the end of the first year, he was 7.5 kg. At the end of the second year, he was 9 kg. Now he is 11 kg. He is extremely active and thoughtful but his weight and height are our major concerns. Kindly help. Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, your son is underweight. I suggest that you perform stool analysis in order to exclude any parasitic infection. Also, a hemoglobin test is required to exclude possible anemia. I suggest Dexorange syrup as a multiv... Read Full »
I am an underweight female, and I am going to get married soon. Will my weight affect my sexual health?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female; I am 5'7" tall, and I weigh 48 kg which is quite less and it worries me if I am healthy for my sexual life or fertility as I will be getting married next month. I have a normal regular period cycle of 30 to 31 days but sometimes I get heavy periods or clots.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concerns in detail and will surely help you out. Being underweight is not going to cause problems in sex life. Your sex life will be healthy. But it can be more beneficial if you try to build up your weight and at least be in the normal BMI (body ma... Read Full »
Can body heat cause chickenpox?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter got chickenpox last year. During that time we did not take her out and applied neem leave paste. It got cured in 15 days. Now, this year also, again she got chickenpox. Now, she is 4 years old. What to do now? Why has it come again? She ate chicken and mango the same day. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would want to know if the diagnosis of chickenpox is made by you or a doctor. It is highly unlikely for anybody to get chickenpox twice and even if the person gets chickenpox twice least likely it would be once every year. Her weight 11 kg is very less for a ... Read Full »
Why do I feel full after eating very less since childhood?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old. I do not have much appetite from my childhood normally. I cannot eat normal meals like others. When I feel hunger and eat, I can able to eat only less amount of food. After that, I have a feeling of fullness and I am not able to eat more. I am underweight. My bones o... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are certain conditions that can cause decreased appetite with weight loss and early satiety. The conditions are gastroparesis (slowing of stomach), celiac disease (gluten allergy), a functional disorder like anorexia nervosa, and genetic related factors. It is nec... Read Full »