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What causes inability to gain weight?

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: what Medication Put 2 ponds per week. I have been skinny through out my life. I have tired exercise, extra diet,milk almost everything but no results. I am 31 yearz with 110 lbs.
I was Thinking may be i Have Hyperthorid. Because little anxiety, tremor and fast pulse i noticed
1) Done Lfts And Tfts
2) Blood Cp
3) Ecg

All were Normal.
Now I am Just Thinking to Use some sort Of Pharmacological Agent To Get result of 10_ 15 lbs in 1- 2 months.

Even i have my hand on Oral Steriods. Not tested yet.

Please Give me Reasonable Way to Fix it Asap.
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs to get evaluated for the cause of weight loss.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Thanks for posting your query.

First of all you need to be diagnosed for the cause of weight loss ( unable to gain weight )

There are many conditions that can cause inability to gain weight or weight loss.
Common among them are :

1. Diabetes :
2. Thyroid Disease : ( You have been evaluated for that by TFT )
3. Chronic Infections : Tuberculosis, HIV,
4. Malabsorption
5. Cancer

The evaluation you have undergone is not complete and hence I would recommend the following tests for you.

Fasting and Postprandial Blood sugars, 24 hour urinary Metanephrines, Stool for Fat, Colonoscopy , IgA Transglutaminase , ESR, Monteaux test, HIV ( If there is a history of unprotected sex )

Once we diagnosed correcting the disease will automatically leads to weight gain. Till then you can use Whey Protein based powders. Increase the intake of meat, cheese and sweets.

Also start doing exercise -- Start with mild exercise like walking , aerobics and later you can do some weight lifting exercise.

Kindly revert back with the reports .

Regards.











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What causes inability to gain weight?

Brief Answer: Needs to get evaluated for the cause of weight loss. Detailed Answer: HI Thanks for posting your query. First of all you need to be diagnosed for the cause of weight loss ( unable to gain weight ) There are many conditions that can cause inability to gain weight or weight loss. Common among them are : 1. Diabetes : 2. Thyroid Disease : ( You have been evaluated for that by TFT ) 3. Chronic Infections : Tuberculosis, HIV, 4. Malabsorption 5. Cancer The evaluation you have undergone is not complete and hence I would recommend the following tests for you. Fasting and Postprandial Blood sugars, 24 hour urinary Metanephrines, Stool for Fat, Colonoscopy , IgA Transglutaminase , ESR, Monteaux test, HIV ( If there is a history of unprotected sex ) Once we diagnosed correcting the disease will automatically leads to weight gain. Till then you can use Whey Protein based powders. Increase the intake of meat, cheese and sweets. Also start doing exercise -- Start with mild exercise like walking , aerobics and later you can do some weight lifting exercise. Kindly revert back with the reports . Regards.