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Date : 11-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:heelo i m very thin want to gain weight what to do
User:ru there doctor
Doctor:I need to know your current weight and height to be better able to help
User:height 5.7 weight 50 kgs
Doctor:Your BMI is 17.3 kg/m2 and is below normal
User:i want my age
Doctor:it suggests that you are underweight
User:sry do u want to knw my age
Doctor:yes sure
User:so wat should i do
User:my age is 23
Doctor:You need to improve your calorie intake
Doctor:High calrie foods can be tried like milk products (cheese, butter, ghee, icecream, sweets, etc)
Doctor:If you are non vegetarian you can go for non fried and fat free meats
Doctor:Apart from this you can take nutritional supplements like Ensure or Proetinex along with your normal diet
Doctor:You need to take 3 -4 hearty meals and 3 -4 snacks in a day.
Doctor:Also go for routine blood tests to rule out any organic cause for the condition.
Doctor:Daily exercise for atleast 20 min a day is good
Doctor:Exercise can include gym, walk, yoga, swimming, cycling etc
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:just a while
Doctor:If you smoke then you need to quit it
Doctor:As smoking also causes weight loss
User:i walk a lot that, s i smoke bt i dnt wanna quit it
User:wat is ensure
Doctor:Ensure is a nutritional supplement that is usually tried to restore weight after an illness
Doctor:It is easily available at pharmacies and some stores
User:thanks u were really helpfull
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
User:Also go for routine blood tests to rule out any organic cause for the condition.
User:can u explain this
Doctor:There are some conditions that cause weight loss like diabetes, infections, liver damage, kidney conditions etc
Doctor:These can be easily evaluated by doing routine blood tests
User:i m afraid nw
Doctor:Well it is just part of the algorithm
Doctor:Doctors need to rule out possible causes
Doctor:Do you have any question?
User:thank a lot, thanks for ur time
Doctor:Thanks again
Doctor:Take care
User:there is one last question
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