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what to do if i'm an 18 year old girl and i weigh 88 pounds. i really want to gain weigh, any ideas please help?

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Dr. David Namerow
48 years experience Pediatrics
Proper nutrition!: Weight must always be related to height. If you are very tall, a weight of 88 may be very concerning. If you are short, however, that may be a good weight for you. Gain weight healthfully --- good nutrition and exercise. If you are not having normal periods, perhaps that weight is too low. When in doubt, get a check-up!
Answered on Dec 20, 2013

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