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What causes difficulty in gaining weight?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: Hi. Please let me know what is the reason i am not able to gain weight and i look weak.

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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please, report your weight and height to me!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this difficulty you have to put on weight. The first thing to do is to determine whether your weight is appropriate for your height or not and where you stand. This way, I can determine what the exact calories demand and food types are necessary to help you with this.

I hope to hear back from you on this and promise to respond as soon as I get your responses.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (7 hours later)
Hi.

My height is 6.2 and my weight is 78 or 79 . Before it was 89 two and half years back and then it became 85 and now almost 79. I didnt do any diet to decrease the weight and went down own its own. After my marriage it went down more.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
This is a healthy BMI. I will not advice more unless you insist!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Your BMI of 22.5 is ideal. This is what the world longs for. This prevents you from diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack, chronic back pains. etc. I will really not recommend that you put in extra efforts to gain weight which isn't going to make you any healthier.

I await your response but should you insist on putting on more weight, then I will be left with no other option but to reluctantly list out various possibilities of doing so.

I wish you well and hope to hear from you.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (3 days later)
Hi doc,

Thanks for the help, i just want to gain 3 to 4 more kg. Thats it but some times i feel its a big job to gain weight.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Eat healthy!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I will fruits, vegetables, regular exercise and proteins. This will help you gain weight that would stay stable for a reasonable length of time. There is no need to take artificial fatteners as this will not last for long.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes difficulty in gaining weight?

Brief Answer: Please, report your weight and height to me! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this difficulty you have to put on weight. The first thing to do is to determine whether your weight is appropriate for your height or not and where you stand. This way, I can determine what the exact calories demand and food types are necessary to help you with this. I hope to hear back from you on this and promise to respond as soon as I get your responses.