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Underweight by birth. Do not smoke. How to improve health? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hi, i have query regarding my health can you help me??
Doctor:pl go ahead
User:I am underweight by birth, i am normal and no any habit of smoking or tobacco, can my health improve? my age is 35yrs
Doctor:What is your height and weight?
User:height 162cm and weight-38kg
Doctor:Weight is mainly depend on the genetic factors.
Doctor:Is it in the family too?
Doctor:Since you are sure that you do not have any medical problem and unhealthy habits, the only way to look at it is via diet
Doctor:the chances of increasing the weight with proper diet is 40 to 50%
User:my mother is underweight
Doctor:I suggest you to take 'frequent snack' diet plan
Doctor:with the dietitian
User:can you suggest ?
Doctor:I can suggest you but it would not be concrete, since there is free service available for you 'Get a call from dietitian'
Doctor:you can avail this, where a dietitian can call you and understand your requirement
Doctor:and plan a full week plan
Doctor:YOu should try to choose high calorie food
User:ok thank you
Doctor:eg: melon seeds, mayonnaise, nuts
Doctor:milk shake with icecream,
Doctor:You can increase protein XXXXXXX diet and work out at the gym to increase the muscle bulk and look heavy
Doctor:it is followed by large number of underweight people
User:can I take supplement of protein?
Doctor:not now after dietitian
Doctor:Did you follow?
Doctor:Do you have any more queries, frequent high calorie snack is a good tip for weight gain
Doctor:Ok thank you for visting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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