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Suggestions for gaining weight in a 18 year old male?

Hello doctor. Anuj..18 year of age...actually there s a heridity in my family that every second child is second child of my dad and im also thin as ma father..coz evn he is second child of his height is Preety good.(5 5).but my weight is just 50kg...i want to increase ma weight...i eat soo much food. ..soo much containng fat. .but not evn 50 grams get added to my weight. ...i want to increase my weight and stop this heridity factor to continue in my second child kindly suggest me what shld I do...??plzz help me. vegetarian. ..if I walk for abt 2 jeans get lossend. waistline is just 28......plz suggest me what shld I recommend? ?ill be waiting for the reply..thank u.
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear,

First of all, please 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.

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 to rule out any chronic infection, hormonal and metabolic causes.

Wishing you a healthy life.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 29 Sep 2013
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