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Date : 04-Feb-2014
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User:i am not gaining weight from past 7 years.
User:hello ..
Doctor:I understand that you want to know about not gaining weight since 7 years
Doctor:may I know your age
Doctor:and your height
User:i am 28..
Doctor:and weight
Doctor:your current weight?
User:and my weight will be around 50-52
User:normally it comes down to 50.
Doctor:when was the last time you checked your weight?
User:may be 8 months back.
Doctor:give a minute
User:i was working out at a gym..
User:then i had gained some weight .. but it was reducing later and it would come to 50.
User:so have stopped all that.
Doctor:even if you take it to be 50 Kgs
Doctor:your weight is normal for your height
Doctor:and weight generally remains constant once you have reached your adulthood
User:yes.. if you go by my BMI. it says normal.
User:but i look very slim..
Doctor:Yes, your BMI is 18.9
User:thats my concern
Doctor:what is wrong in looking slim?
User:i mean atleast for my age.. i should gain some weight.. i look may be skinny for my age..
User:at 23-24 may be its fine..
User:but at 28..
Doctor:for all ages being a little slim is good for health
User:its seems i might be malnourished ?>
Doctor:eat well
Doctor:and exercise regularly
Doctor:don't worry about your weight too much
Doctor:eat plenty of green leafy vegetables
Doctor:and eat fruits
User:i used to eat lots of fruits but..
User:it was not helping me much i felt..
Doctor:and if you eat non-vegetarian food, then eat it three times a week
Doctor:fruits will keep you healthy
User:i am a vegetarian
User:i want to gain a little more weight may be 5 kgs..
User:what can i do ..
Doctor:Eating is the only way my dear
Doctor:you can't do anything else
User:i mean.. if i can follow some routine for some weeks and see some results ?
Doctor:You will need time
Doctor:putting on weight takes time
Doctor:you need to eat a lot
Doctor:the reason why some people are thin is because their basal metabolic rate is high
User:all my siblings look proper for their age..
User:its not hereditary atleast
User:so.. is there something else apart from metabolism that might be wrong ?
Doctor:It doesn't have to be heriditary
Doctor:I mean hereditary
Doctor:and all hereditary things need to be seen in all siblings
Doctor:that is not how genetics works
User:even my parents dont have any problem.
Doctor:yes, even you don't have any problem
User:okay.. but few of my relatives and freinds always give advice to gain weight..
Doctor:Oh come on
User:so.. i am a little worried ,,
Doctor:don't pay attention to them
User:thanks for your suggestions..
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:you can take Protinex powder along with your diet
Doctor:drink a glass of milk in the morning and evening
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