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No weight gain, become pale and weak. Why ?

My 11 year old son has not gained weight for approximately 18 months, he is pale, and almost seems frail. He has gone from being extremely athletic to lethargic almost. He eats very healthy, but is very thin. 4 8 and has been approximately 68 pounds now for close to 2 years. He is not growing taller either in this time frame.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

Here, every parents are concerned about their children's health. Your son is 11 years. Child developmental schedule points that ages from 8 to 13 are most critical in their intellectual development and children uses brain as well as every body resources to gain intellect. Therefore during this age, weight loss is normal across races. Don't panic. As you said he is frail, just check with a pediatrician for anemic or malnutrition symptoms.

Otherwise he should gain weight within another two years. good luck.
Answered: Tue, 16 Jul 2013
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