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Measures to increase appetite and gain weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   So, simple question..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please go ahead.
User :   How do one gain weight and increase appetite?
Doctor :   A high protein diet is required
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Age:27
User :   Gender: M
User :   Ocupation: IT
User :   Location: xxxxx
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please calculate your BMI with this link
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW User :   What does BMI mean?
Doctor :   Body mass index
Doctor :   It is calculated by the formula weight/height2
User :   Ok..
Doctor :   square
Doctor :   that indicates the appropriate weight
Doctor :   for the required height
Doctor :   it should be 20-25 for men
User :   My height is 6.8 feet
Doctor :   below 20 is underweight
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   And weight?
User :   My weight is around 60kgs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Your weight is below normal
User :   yes
Doctor :   You should eat a high protein diet
Doctor :   you should take more pulses, soya, beans, rajmah, chana
User :   So what should need to do to increase appatite
Doctor :   Regular moderate exercise increases appetite
Doctor :   you can also take a tonic called Baeyer's tonic
Doctor :   it improves appetite
Doctor :   nuts like almonds, cashew. raisins , walnuts should be included in your diet
Doctor :   Drink 2 glasses of whole milk everyday preferably with a protein powder
Doctor :   Have milkshakes for snacks or any snack will do.
Doctor :   Non-veg to b included daily
User :   I vomit if I take milk..
Doctor :   Take it with any powder
Doctor :   if that is the case
Doctor :   try Soya milk
Doctor :   In general your diet should include 4-5Tbsp of oil every day. and 2-3 tbsp of ghee every day .
Doctor :   have fruits like custard apples, mangoes, bananas, grapes
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