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A 17-year-old male asked:

I want to be healthy and a bit fat. i am very thin. i am 18 years old and my weight is only 45 kg.please tell me what should i do to gain weight.

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Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 76 years experience
Low weight: Low weight such as yours may indicate underlying disease it can be due to decreased calorie intake such as anorexia, it maybe due to malabsorption like pancreatic disease or GI , it could be due to over active thyroid or untreated diabetes if all these are ruled out eating a well balanced diet for a projected weight gain may help.
Last updated Dec 7, 2017

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