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Improvement in diet for weight gain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi doctor..
User :   u there??
User :   actually my problem is that i am too thin........
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   I am 22 years old..and my weight is just 40kgs..
User :   i am not married..
Doctor :   ur height?
User :   5.3
Doctor :   k
User :   or rather arnd 5.4
Doctor :   ur underwt by standards
Doctor :   The basic principle of weight gain is simple:
User :   i have undergone all tests..
Doctor :   like?
User :   yeah..
User :   dat i know
User :   like blood sugar
Doctor :   Eat more calories - The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average female, it is 1,900. You need to eat around 1,000 extra calories per day to gain less than half a kilo a week. Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day.
User :   last year i had an appendix operation
User :   hmm..
User :   but still
User :   i have a lot of nutritious food daily..
User :   and try and intake a lot of fatty food as well
User :   but still
User :   it doesnt work
Doctor :   Make smart choices - For example, choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables. Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice and bananas.
User :   yeah..i do dat
User :   can it be related to thyroid???
Doctor :   Protein is important - Increase your protein intake to include plenty of meat fish eggs, cheese, paneer, etc.
User :   i didnt have this test
Doctor :   Snack a lot - Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, dried fruits, dahi and breakfast bars.
User :   my mom said dat i am thin since i was born
Doctor :   Fluids help too - Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks.
User :   shud i take a thyroid test??

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