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How can I increase the weight ?

How can i gain weight ? my age only 23 1. What is your current weight and height? 36 kgs . & 5.5 2. What are your profession and working hours? 8 hours as account assitance 3. What do you usually eat during a regular day, including beverages? normal indian thali 4. Do you have any medical illness currently? no 5. Is there any family history of hyperthyroidism , disorders of malabsorption? no 6. How many hours of sleep do you get in the night? Do you have disturbed sleep? 6/7 hrs 7. How regular are your eating habits? Do you smoke , consume alcohol? If yes how much? no
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear,

Thanks for giving a detailed history.

First of all, do not make hurry in gaining weight.
The metabolism of the body functions at its normal rate & any measures taken to hasten up this process can be harmful.

Most of the weight gain supplements are prepared from herbal ingredients & do not have any side effects if taken in the optimum dose.
But, before choosing any such health supplement, it is advisable to consult your family physician once.
Also make sure they do not contain intake of such a supplement will cause harm in the long run.

Moreover, you should not compromise on routine healthy food such as:
1. Consume more of natural diet like fresh fruits, green vegetables, milk, eggs, wheat, etc.
2. Avoid oily and junk food.
3. Stay away from smoking & alcohol.

Despite these measures, if you experience difficulty, it will be better to rule other causes of underweight.
Investigations like complete blood count, thyroid profile, estimation of blood sugar level will be helpful.

Wishing you a healthy life.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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