A 17-year-old female asked:
17 year old female, 5'5" and 98 pounds. i eat healthy and exercise but i can't gain weight. only lose it. how much should i weigh and how do i gain?
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Pediatrics 59 years experience
Weight: Ideally you should weight about 110 pounds. Check with your doctor to rule out hyperthyroidism. To gain weight you can drink the high caloric nutritional drinks like ensure.
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Last updated Jan 25, 2019
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