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What causes weight loss after malaria? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Jun-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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User:hi
Doctor:
Please proceed with your query
User:since last few months i have lost around 4 kg of weight
User:i had malaria since then it is not gaining
Doctor:Ok
User:what could be the reason for loss
Doctor:Weight loss is very common following infection.
Doctor:At this point of time, I consider that very applicable.
Doctor:However there could be other reasons.
Doctor:But I would not press for evaluation now.
User:so whatto do to get it back bez im feeling very weak also
Doctor:You should add more calories to your diet (if you fall under BMI standards) along with extra protein + fruits and vegetables.\
Doctor:Most individuals get back to usual in 3-4 months.
Doctor:if symptoms persist beyond 3-4 months, we can plan investigations.
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