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Unable to gain weight by exercise, eating healthy. How to increase weight?

Hi Doctor, When I started excercise I gain up for a few days but after that I don t see any changes in my structure where as I excercise contuniously and take good diet like milk, banana, butter, fruit chat but they give no results to me may I know the reason and after 2-3 months when I fedup, I stop the excercise, please suggest what should I do to gain weight my height is 5.9 (inch) with 56 kgs. Thanks & Regards Akki
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Dear Akki,

First of all, do not make hurry in gaining weight or building up muscles.
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: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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