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Your doctor may advise you to increase your body weight if you are underweight. It is important to do so in a healthy way by eating and drinking nutrient-dense foods and not by consuming empty calories and junk food which will do more harm in the long run.

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My wife has not been able to gain weight. What type of foods can help her?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 24 years old. She is 5 feet and 3 inches in height and weighs 42 kg. Since our marriage, her weight has not increased. It is almost static. We are vegetarians. I have a 2-year-old baby born via C-section. She has not been able to gain weight. Kindly suggest anything to rec...  Read Full »


Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the height of your wife, the ideal weight should be between 62 to 65 kg. So, yes she needs to gain some healthy weight. There are many factors that affect the individual weight and height. For example, the age, gender, lifestyle, diet, and genetic factors...  Read Full »

Please suggest some steps to increase my weight.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old male. I want to gain weight. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Priyanka Zade

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take four to five soaked almonds daily in the early morning and take a banana shake in the midmorning. Try to include a whole milk curd in your lunch. Do regular exercise to build your muscle.  Read Full »

I have toxic liver hepatitis. Can you suggest a diet plan to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 years old and have been diagnosed with toxic liver hepatitis (now I have toxins in my liver and moderate fibrosis). Doctors told me to rest for atleast three months and eat home food. I am taking medications. I'm currently 41 kilograms and look very skinny. What should I eat tha...  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I would suggest the following diet plan: At 7 a.m., three to four pieces of soaked almond or sprouts. For breakfast at 8.30 a.m., brown bread (4 pieces), boiled egg- three pieces or bread, and jam. At 11 a.m.- one ...  Read Full »

Should I consider the tablet Remeron to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-girl. I am severely underweight. Can I use Remeron for weight gain? Will it have any side effects?  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your height, your weight is low. Firstly you should check the following. 1. Type 2 thyroid stress level. Daily exercise with a proper diet will help you achieve your weight with fitness. I suggest you a diet chart. Alternati...  Read Full »

Are there any supplements to help my fiance gain weight without any side effcts?

Query: Hello doctor. My fiance is very thin and looks pale. We have our marriage in five months, so I would like to know a few supplements he can take to gain weight and look fit and healthy. Supplements that do not cause side effects and at the same time that give good results. He is 32 years old and wei...  Read Full »


Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclliniq.com. First, I would like to know his lifestyle, eating habits, and workout routine or daily routine. For healthy weight gain, he needs to include nuts and dry fruits on a daily basis. Start with three to four dates in the morning, and eat wholesome food that includes a vari...  Read Full »

Do I gain weight if I eat a small quantity of high-calorie food?

Query: Hello doctor,Do calories matter if the portion size is small? An example, one snack-size mini burger is 780 calories, or 6 oz of ice cream is 580 calories. Will that still count as weight gain because of calories alone? Even though the portion size is the size of a gumball.  Read Full »


Debasish Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your case, as per your information, BMI (body mass index): 49.42 and a weight of 147.42 kgs is morbid obesity class. Your target weight should be 71.50 Kgs, BMR = 1478 Kcal/day. Total daily energy requirement = 1774 Kcal/day if you are in a sedentary lifestyle and 2...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old male and wish to gain weight. Please help.

Query: Hi,I am a 20-year-old male with a height of 5 ’ 10 " and a weight of about 135 lbs. I was wondering how I can gain weight. My body does not appear to gain much weight in the past few years and I do not know if there is something wrong with me. Please help.  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Thank you for posting your query. You can also opt for a call consultation. You need to accept that weight loss is as difficult as weight gain. But it will happen gradually, not fast. I will need some more details for a proper medical diagnosi...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to use a muscle mass gainer to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 17 years old. Can I use muscle mass gainer to gain weight?  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you should check your thyroid level, stress level, bone density and worm test. If all the above tests are fine, then follow the chart. Daily exercise with proper diet will help you in achieving your weight with fitness. You have to eat every 2 hours. You hav...  Read Full »

What medicines can help in gaining weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22 year old male, and I am very thin. So, I want to gain weight. Is there any medicine that I can take to gain weight? If yes, then please tell me the name.  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you get the following tests done. Thyroid level. Stress level. Bone density. Worm test.  Daily exercise with proper diet will help you gain weight with fitness. Eat every two hours. You have to eat high-protein foods. I have given you a diet chart. I have als...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest an appetite enhancer to increase my weight.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. My height is 5'8" and weight is 53 kg. I want to gain weight. I do not feel hungry. I want to increase my appetite so that I can eat more. I also do not eat junk foods. I have always been underweight. I used a syrup to increase appetite when I was 14. But, I did ...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.There are food items which can act as appetizers instead of any syrup. But, if you find that syrup, then you can have it.Have tomato soups every day at 12 noon before lunch. Have carrot and cucumber salad in the evening or mid noon every day.Take a bowl of yogurt daily du...  Read Full »

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