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Unable to gain weight
Hello Doctor, I'm 23 years old. Since my childhood, I am unable to gain weight. I eat a lot, but nothing adds up to the body mass. Tried taking the supplements as well, but they didn't help either. Precisely, everyone makes fun of me. I have to go through a lot harassment and body shaming everyday which has rather resulted in lower self esteem. I remember the time when I was 52 KG (still underweight) but looked better. I can't go to the gym because A. Busy life schedule and B. Physical weakness. I got my thyroid profile done a few months ago and it was pretty normal. Please suggest me something to gain weight faster. Thank you. :)
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Venkat Raghav
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Hello, In medical terms Body mass index less than 18 is considered undernourished.you can take one deworming tablet albendazol which clears our worms . Sleep for 7-8 hours, don't stress yourself, have meals at regular intervals, don't skip meals , have meat ,ghee, egg, fish etc...Don't drink water in-between meals , have milk and milk products,Working out in gym helps to increase appetite if you have poor appetite
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