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What can i do or purchase to gain weight?? i am a 46 yr old african american 5'3, 108 lbs...i constantly eat all the time but never seem to gain weight..please help

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
See a doctor: you need to be evaluated first by a health care provider to make sure you do not have any medical,hormonal,metabolic,endocrine problems the soon you are cleared medically then your doctor can put you on a healthy nutrition plan to make gain weight in a healthy way good luck thank you for using health tap i hope that answer your question
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Increase food&exerci: you are underweight or with bmi less than 18, the first question will be if you eat enough food more than you body uses. Assuming you do but still can not gain weight, consideration should be giving to hypercatabolic states like hyperthyroidism and chronic infections. Also malabsorption syndromes should be consider.Anecdotal evidence from my practice show a subset of people lose weight w stress.

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Last updated Jan 14, 2017

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