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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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Does masturbation cause weight loss in females?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. My weight is 121.25 lb and height is 5.8 inches. I am very thin. My weight is not appropriate according to my height. My weight is only 121.25 lb, and it is neither increasing or decreasing. I also have a good habit of eating everything almost. The primary concern is th...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Frequent masturbation does not have much effect on your health. You can maintain a strict exercise regimen along with the proper diet you are having. 2. Start muscle strengthening exercises such as wall press, pushups, abs strengthening, etc. 3. Drink milk every day ...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old who is very thin and weak. Can I take supplements to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male and my weight is 119 lbs. I look very thin and weak. Please suggest me some supplements for gaining weight. Will supplements cause any side effects in our bodies? I am confused as I do not have any medical problems and have a healthy body. I only want to gain we...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. It is more important to be fit and healthy. Even though you are slim you should have strength in your body. You can follow some basic diet plans and workouts for gaining weight. The supplements will only y...  Read Full »

I am in my early twenties and weigh only 83.77 Ibs despite eating well. What should I do to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my early twenties and 5 foot 4 inches tall. I weigh only 83.77 Ibs. I eat well but I am not able gain weight. Please prescribe some medicine without side effects and suggest a diet.  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Usually, girls change their physical appearance after attaining menarche (the first occurrence of menstruation). Because estrogen and progesterone are the two new hormones that start secreting more after menarche, this change starts at 13 to ...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old male whose weight remains the same despite eating healthy foods. How can I gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male and my weight is just 53 kilograms. I eat everything good for my health like eggs, meat, milk, etc. But I do not see any results. Please suggest something for me.  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Sometimes even if we take the required vitals, we lack behind in the amount and timing of the foods. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below. Take milk in the morning and at night before going to bed. Take warm milk durin...  Read Full »

I am a girl in her late teens with low body weight, weakness, and vomiting sensation. How can I gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a girl in her late teens. My height is 5 feet 4 inches whereas my weight is only 35 kilograms. If I take some food more than my regular food then I feel like vomiting. I am a student and sometimes because of my weakness, I cannot study attentively. Please help me and give me some ...  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. According to your height, your weight and BMI (body mass index) are normal. Firstly you should check your thyroid and stress levels. Daily exercise with a proper diet will help you in achieving your weight with fitness. I suggest you to follow...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old male with a low body weight. Kindly suggest a good diet plan to improve my weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. My weight is 52 kg, which is too low for my height (170cm). Kindly give me a good diet plan to improve my weight.Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can follow the diet plan mentioned below. Alternative foods are also mentioned.1. Early morning - Three to four soaked almonds or sprouts.2. Breakfast - Brown bread (4 pieces), boiled egg three pieces or brown bread (4 slices), and peanut butter.3. Midmorning - Fruit...  Read Full »

I am not able to gain weight despite taking a healthy diet. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old (height 5 feet 3 inches and weight around 40 kilograms). My problem is that I am not able to gain weight despite following a regular diet. My breakfast includes bread, eggs, instant noodles, and tea. My lunch and dinner are almost the same and include rice, pulses, ve...  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you check your thyroid hormone levels. Daily exercise with a proper diet will help you achieve your weight. I will give you a diet chart. Alternative foods are also mentioned. 1. Early morning - Three to four pieces of soaked almond or sprouts. 2. Breakfa...  Read Full »

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