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A 20-year-old female asked:

I am asthmatic and i smoke. i want to know is this is the reason i don't gain weight?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Maybe: Needless to say that you need to quit smoking and avoid second hand smoke if you are asthmatic, whether that's the cause you do not add weight, maybe, there are several reasons for being underweight, thyroid gland problem is one, please see your doctor and keep a follow-up, take care
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