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Very Skinny body

I have been skinny all my life as i can remember. I never thought about it much but now I think it's affecting my health. I feel lazy and tired all the time, sleep a lot, pain in back, lack stamina and physical strength. I am also being affected by it psychologically. I have social anxiety because of it and I also lack self confidence. I am not sure what type of doctor to approach. Thank you. (In the picture, I am the one on right.)
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Dr. Swapan Banerjee Kolkata | Dietitian/Nutritionist
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Hi - pl. tell me your height, weight, age, lifestyles what you do or eat normally.?? Then I can send you beat solutions
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Sharath Kumar K N Mandya | General Physician
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Hello, I can understand your concern, only thing you need is to gain weight, which solves most of your problems,here is what you can do 1.Include Calories In Your Diet- Everything we eat has some calorie content. So like we eat food with fewer calories to lose weight, we need to eat food that has more calories to gain weight. You need to take in more than 250 calories daily to add roughly half a kilo to your current weight. 2. Increase The Number Of Meals- Have six meals in a day – three big meals and three small. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner should be heavy and calorie-rich. A heavy dinner adds weight to your body as your metabolism is not as active when you sleep as compared to when you are awake. 3. High Proteins Along With Calories- Only calories won’t add to your body weight,include the right amount of proteins to your diet. Remember, if you want to put on weight and look fit, you need to build muscles not flab. Eat - Eggs, lean meat, fish, pulses, sprouts, and dairy products that rich sources of proteins. Fish such as tuna and mackerel are rich in oil and are one of the best ways to increase weight. 4. Weight Gain Supplements- Another way to go about this is by including some additional supplements in your diet. In some cases, just the diet and exercise may not bring results as quickly as you expect. Whey protein is an increasingly popular supplement that you can add to your milk or smoothies. 5. Workout To Gain Weight- Sometimes, gaining weight isn’t just about adding a few pounds but it is also about building muscles. The best way to go about this is to start working out. Developing your lean muscles as opposed to fat deposits not only makes you stronger but it also adds mass . Join a gym immediately. Start working out. You sure feel the results with in few weeks. All the best.
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Dr. Harsha Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi there...I can understand your concern. I delay weight for your height is around 80kgs. You are underweight. Get your blood parameters checked once. As you know few people have very high basic metabolism rate. It will be difficult for them to gain weight. Also one should remember gaining weight and losing weight is a very gradual process. It will a lot of time, patience and determination. You must follow a healthy diet and exercise schedule. Start having food rich in proteins like pulses, soyabeans, vegetables, fruits, egg whiteboiled , boiled chicken. Regarding exercises, start cycling or swimming, whatever you are comfortable with and enjoy most. Along with it try doing high bar excercises. You can also visit a dietician and endocrinologist for further queries.
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