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Underweight, short according to age. How to gain height and weight?

Im 18 yrs old girl,..but i dont look like tat,.rather i luk like a11yr old girl !, height is 151 cms plus my weight is 37 kgs,.., highly underweight nd a shorty,....i eat a lot, 5 or 6 times a day....plz help me gain height nd weight in 6 months, ready to do anythin for gaining ma health, give me the neccesary guidelines..
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear,

Height of an individual is determined by Genetics, Environmental & Nutritional factors and Hormonal factors (most important the Growth Hormone secreted by pituitary gland in brain)
An individual stops growing in height after the fusion of the Epiphyses (growth plates) of the long bones, which occurs by the age of 16-20 yrs in females. you belong to the above mentioned age group, you may still have a chance of achieving your dream height.
Make sure that you are taking a healthy & balanced diet, exercise regularly & avoid stress.
Protein rich diet like soya, groundnut, pulses, etc should be incorporated in your diet plan.

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.

One more thing...avoid consuming any over the counter medication which claim to boost your growth hormone & increase may be harmful.

Wishing you Good Health.
Thanks and take care.
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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