A 20-year-old female asked:
i'm trying to gain weight so i bought pure protein whey. i weigh 80 pounds and i'm 5 ft 3 female i want to weight 110. will this protein powder help?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Of course if this has been worked up already this is fine . Otherwise if this is from an unintentional weight loss or there are other symptoms , a full history and physical with a full battery of labs would be needed to rule out other secondary causes.
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Protein intake : Sure it is fine to add a couple of protein shakes a day for weight gain. 110 is a perfectly fine weight goal for your height. If you plan to put on lean muscle mass,add weight training to your exercise regimen. Best of luck and thanks for trusting Healthtap!
Last updated Oct 13, 2015
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