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Which supplement can be given to asthma patients to help gain weight?

hi i Harsh i just want to know that which suppliment we can give to asthma patient for weight gaining actually my mother is having asthma but now a days she is having Aleovera juice and she better felling from last three months but her weight is getting reduce so plz tell me any diet for food suppliment for her Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
To gain weight she has to take good nourishing diet especially rich in proteins. If she is a non vegeterian she can take eggs, chicken and fish regularly. If vegeterian she may take milk and milk products like cheese, curd, paneer etc. You may give her protein drinks which are available in the market. As such there are no drugs prescribed for gaining weight. She can take a vitamin supplement that may improve her appetite.
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Pulmonologist Dr. Arnab Maji's  Response
Thnks for your query
See asthma itself is not a cause of weight loss. You have to search for other causes of weight loss in your mom. But too much use of steroid in asthma patient can lead to muscle wasting leading to weight loss. By the way your mom must consume adequate proteinaceius diet as well as external protein supplement. Fat diet is particularly useful for chronic respiratory prblems. So can consume fatty diet if other comorbidities like hyperlipidemia, heart disorders and hypertension are not there. Consult your pulmonologist and go for thorough investigations to exclude diabetes, immunosuppressive conditions, underlying tuberculosis because these are the causes of weight loss.
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