A 19-year-old female asked:
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im very skinny jus 40 kgs and my age is 19 and height in 5 ft 5 inches?

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Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
If healthy, protein: If you are feeling well, and ideally have been evaluated by a physician recently to be sure you do not have a metabolic condition (such as thyroid disease or diabetes) and are not taking stimulant medications, then adding a protein supplement to your regular diet--without reducing your usual intake--can help. This can be as a snack bar, meal-replacement bar, or powder you add to drinks.
Answered on Mar 23, 2013
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see your DR: For a thorough assessment including a thyroid test. Eat more /increase your calorie intake more than you expend to increase weight. Hope you feel better!
Answered on Mar 23, 2013

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