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How do i gain weight. i am fairly underweight and i try eating more but it just doesn't help. any tips?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
See Dr.to find cause: Several things can cause this. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid &/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, inflammation of the intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites), celiac disease & other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies & hyperthyroidism. A good GI doc or holistic/integrative doc can help you find what the problem(s) is/are.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Underweight: How is your health otherwise? Is your doc concerned? If medically well consider a personal trainer or working out at the gym to increase muscle tone and definition. Higher protein such as a protein powder shake can be helpful. Celebrate your overall good health if that is the case. Peace and good health.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

I'm underweight sir give some tips to gain weight?

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Dr. Stan Goykhman
Endocrinology 24 years experience
Further tests needed: First you will need to be evaluated to rule out causes of underweight which include hyperthyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, celiac disease, stress/depression and certain medications. You should see an endocrinologist for the proper tests. Hope this helps!

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