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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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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Does masturbation cause weight loss in females?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. My weight is 55 kg and height is 5.8 inches. I am very thin. My weight is not appropriate according to my height. My weight is only 55 kg, and it is neither increasing or decreasing. I also have a good habit of eating everything almost. The primary concern is that even... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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.Start muscle strengthening exercises such as wall press, pushups, abs strengthening, etc.Drink milk every day with two bana... 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 »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I am in my early twenties and weigh only 38 kg 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 38 Kg. I eat well but I am not able gain weight. Please prescribe some medicine without side effects and suggest a diet. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can you give me a custom meal plan for weight gain?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, slightly underweight for my height. I believe I eat enough to satiate my appetite but, I still do not gain weight. The quality of my food is good too but, I am just worried about the distribution of nutrients, that is if I am taking a balanced diet or not. I a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are into hypertensive medication, you are bound to face some weight issues. Take four small meals per day. Never starve yourself. Try to include a lot of milk and dairy products in your diet. Breakfast should be heavy with sandwiches or milk and oats or fruits l... Read Full »