Weight Gain

An increase in body weight is called weight gain. This weight gain can be due to an increase in muscle mass, fat, or fluid retention. Weight gain in adults can be due to bad dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, or a severe underlying condition.

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Is it possible to gain weight if I take 3000 calories per day?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a weight of 53 kilograms and a height of five feet eleven inches. I have gained a weight of eight kilograms in the last two months after taking 2500 to 3000 calories in my diet. But this month, I could not gain weight even after eating 3000 calories.   Read Full »

Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are still young. You will gradually see an increase in your weight as you are eating around 3000 calories per day. Do not worry too much about it. It can have a negative impact on your body. Till 25 years of age, people will tend to look thin. You still have time. Y...  Read Full »

After taking Ziprasidone 20 mg for schizophrenia, I gained 35 kg. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have schizophrenia. I am taking Ziprasidone 20 mg daily and I have a severe weight gain of one kilogram per week. I have tried all other neutral antipsychotics to help me and I gained weight even after following them. I have tried dieting and exercise with antipsychotics and I have not l...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation and it is really tough to deal with it. But you are doing good. You are stable on the medication Ziprasidone and you have tried all the medications and other options to have weight loss in the past. I am sorry to say that there is no opti...  Read Full »

Does intake of Seroquel cause some metabolic side effects?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking Seroquel XR 150 mg for a few weeks. I have PCOS and I am obese. I am concerned about the metabolic side effects. Are they dose-dependent?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns about the metabolic side effects of Seroquel (Quetiapine). There are some side effects developed after taking Seroquel and it is evident within a few weeks. The first side effects developed after taking Seroquel is gaining ...  Read Full »

Why am I gaining abnormal weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not losing weight even after controlling to eat my food and I do regular exercise. I walk for four kilometers in the morning and play badminton for an hour every evening. I am eating at the proper time with the right quantity. I have not loosed even a kilogram in a month. Before fol...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you for following these steps. It helps to decrease your fat and increase your muscle strength and stamina. It will also help to improve your immunity. Exercise produces neurohormones and it results in a sense of well-being. Try to eat more boiled vegetable...  Read Full »

Can testosterone level show changes due to increased height and weight?

Query: Hello, I am an 21 year old man. When I was 11, I got into an accident where boiling water fell on my lower body. After a year or so, I started gaining weight, gynecomastia, and other problens related to puberty. At the age of 15 we consulted with a endocrinologist and checked my testosterone, it wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello I have read through your problem. What happens in our body is that testosterone produced is converted to estrogen in the peripheral parts of the body in certain locations. This oestrogen that is formed might give rise to breast tissue, less facial hair and other problems that you mentioned. b...  Read Full »

Why is my 1-month-old baby suffering from severe gas?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby girl is 1 month old. I am having a really tough time both physically and mentally. I hope you can help me out. At around 3 weeks, my baby started having gas trouble. I gave gripe water as per guidance from my parents. When I searched on the internet, I found that it is bad for bab...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be going through a lot of stress with your child.¬†Please calm down. All these phenomena are completely normal till the age of 6 months in every child. I believe this must be your first child and that is why all the confusion. Normal things that every first...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest diet recommendations to increase my twin babies weight.

Query: Hi doc, I have a twin babies of boy and girl dey born in 36 weeks with 2.6(boy) and (2.25)girl.. Later boy baby used to come on a correct but whereas girl baby still under same condition.. However dey gone 4 years old in a month der weight still been in d weight of 14(boy) and 12.8(girl) don't ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Please stop consumption of the following items for both children: 1. Chips and Chocolates. 2. Any outside food. 3. Bread and bread products. Along with the above, give the children the following medication to kill the worms: 1. Syp. Bandy (200 mg/5 ml) 10 ml for one dose only at night. After ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel so tired?

Query: Hi doctor, Thank you for your reply. I have no energy. I have a little trouble focusing on it. I am wondering if I have a thyroid issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling better. Please let me know the following before we arrive at anything. 1. Since when are you feeling like this? 2. Have you put on weight? If yes, how much and during what time? Is it an overall weight gain or mainly around t...  Read Full »

I have a lean body. Should I take protein shakes to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lean body. I tried many times to gain weight but failed. Should I take protein shakes or diet only? I am very upset about my body. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Very few people ask us how to gain weight. It depends on bodies basal metabolic rate. Many people who eat too much but still will not gain weight because they have a high basal metabolic rate, which we call it as BMR in medical terminology. Some people eat very littl...  Read Full »

What should I do to gain weight in a healthy way?

Query: Hello doctor, This quarantine season caused me to lose weight from 48 kg to 44 kg in three months. I am already underweight. My height is 165 cm, and weight is 44 kg. My BMI is 16.2. I had my thyroid hormone levels checked and it is within the normal range. Blood sugar levels are also normal. I th...  Read Full »

Dr. Safina Mithani


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For weight gain, try to increase your meal protein content. 1. Include cheese, skim milk powder, nuts, greek yogurt, etc. 2. If you are eggetarian, you can include two eggs daily in your meal, alternatively include peanut butter. 3. Try to have healthy one-pot m...  Read Full »

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