A 21-year-old female asked:
hi, im a 22 year old female with a bmi of 16,6. i am unable to gain weight naturally and ive tried dieting as well as protein shakes. are there any kinds of medication that i could use/be prescribed to gain weight?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Romano answered
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Low BMI: You should speak to a doctor. Some people have thyroid disease that does not allow them to lose weight, others have problems absorbing food, there also underlying health conditions that can drain the body of nutrients.
Answered on May 12, 2020
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