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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How can I keep my heart and brain healthy?

Query: Hello doctor, I started getting muscular in the past month. I increased my diet and ate a lot to build my body for weight lifting. Now, I began to feel suffocated always, and my concentration is lacking currently. And I feel like my heart has lost its capacity. I have stopped going to the gym, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You are too young to think of such suffocation. The gym is an excellent and healthy physical activity. If you cannot continue gymming, I suggest you go jogging, walk long distances, and breathe fresh air.Regarding your diet, it is advisable to avoid fatty and high-calori...  Read Full »

I had pulmonary tuberculosis and a collapse of the lower left lobe of the lungs. Why have I not gained weight in the last six to eight years?

Query: Hello doctor,I have not gained weight in the last six to eight years. Eight years back, I had a medical history of pulmonary tuberculosis and a collapse of the lower left lobe of the lungs. I have been under anti-tubercular drugs and breastfeeding for two months. I am allergic to polyline grain and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First of all, I would like to know a few details regarding your health condition- 1. Do you have any symptoms such as cough, chest pain, or breathing difficulty? 2. Do you have any associated fever? 3. Have you undergone any thyroid fun...  Read Full »

I do not have any systemic issues but still gaining a lot of weight. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am becoming overweight day by day. I do not have any problems with thyroid or any other systemic issues. So, what can I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have a weight gain related issue. Orlistat is a very good drug to lose weight, but it should not be taken with anything else. Also, I suggest that you exercise 60 minutes daily and eat fruits a...  Read Full »

Despite a healthy diet and exercise, I gained 15 kg in three months. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a breastfeeding mother of two children. Despite a healthy diet and exercise, I gained 15 kg weight in three months. I have also had a persistent low-grade fever for about a year now. As a result, I do not have the energy and am always tired no matter how much sleep I get. My main conc...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the reports attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Low energy could be due to anemia, thyroid malfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout-like rheumatic diseases. Ultrasound might be requested for liver disorders, which can cause such ...  Read Full »

Can my depression, weight gain, weakness, and fatigue signify hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old male. I recently had blood work done at a hospital near me. My physician says I am normal and that nothing is wrong. But, the following are troubling to me: My testosterone levels are at the lower end of the normal spectrum which does not seem good considering my age ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that your lab results are well within the normal range. Your testosterone is normal. It usually keeps fluctuating throughout the day. So, it is normal to find it on the lower range of the spectrum. You...  Read Full »

I gained 10 kg weight in two years and my blood sugar level also increased due to my unhealthy eating habits. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not diabetic, but I have been eating more junk foods and not exercising at all for the past couple of years. So I gained 10 kg weight, and my belly fat is increasing. My age is 33. My height is 175 cm, my weight was 75 kg then, and it reached 85 kg now. I made a blood sugar test a...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. I am glad that you realized the consequences of sedentary life and more junk foods. As diabetes is a lifestyle disease, it can only be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and healthy food habits, which you have...  Read Full »

Do I hate food and have a reduced appetite due to Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years ago, and since then, I have hated food. I have lost my appetite, and even the thought of food makes me lose my mind. Is this due to Parkinson's disease? I have already lost 10 kilograms due to this. When will I be able to regain it a...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are not suggestive of Parkinson's disease but could be related to the adverse effects of Levodopa. Another possible issue to be considered is malabsorption. For this reason, I suggest you undergo a fibrogastroscopy and check your vitamin B12, plasma lev...  Read Full »

What are some medication with no side effects that I can take for rapid weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, What are some safe pills available for rapid weight gain with no side effects? Can you please prescribe them to me now? They can be in any form, such as tablets or capsules, cause fast weight gain and add mass to the body. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. Sorry to say, but there is no such drug available. It is better not to take any commercially available medications for rapid weight gain as none of them are food and drug administration, United States (US FDA) approved, and have many sid...  Read Full »

Can I take tablet Decdan and Practin for weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I take tablet Decdan and Practin for weight gain?  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Decdan (Dexamethasone) is a steroid and has a lot of negative side effect as such. It may cause you a disproportionate and inappropriate fat deposition in the abdomen, face, on the upper back, and you would not like your shape. And besides the bad shape, you may star...  Read Full »

My father's blood sugar levels are increasing despite taking medications. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, My father was recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2. His doctor has him on tablet Trulicity (Dulaglutide) 1.5 mg once a week and tablet Metformin 500 mg (twice a day). He has been reducing his sugar intake, walking a lot more, and has lost a good amount of weight. However, he ate quite ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like your sugars are increasing along with the weight. The reason may be due to the increased consumption of pasta, a source of carbohydrates. Diabetes is a progressive disease, and with time it worsens. That’s why there may be a need to increase and optimize...  Read Full »

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