A 29-year-old female asked:
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I am 5' 3" & 91.5 lbs. I want to gain weight badly and eat healthy but no weight is gained? I'd like like to like to try a medication. Are there any?

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Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience in Family Medicine
Get thyroid checked: Sometimes the inability to gain weight is due to an overactive thyroid. This can be seen by doing a simple blood test. There are some medications to help increase appetite; however, first, i would work on slowly increasing portion sizes so that your tummy can tolerate more food before you feel "full". Also, add a "weight gain" protein shake/smoothy 1-2 times daily for extra healthy calories.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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