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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?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
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.

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