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For what reason is my son gaining weight?

For what reason is my son gaining weight?

Weight gain: You son can gain weight by 3 methods. He could be gaining weight to increased fat production due to ingesting too many calories. He could also gain weight due to muscle (m) formation due to his exercising and increasing his m mass. He could also be forming edema, water, that would increase his weight. A pound (p) of water weighs the same as a p of fat or muscle. Which do you think is the cause? ...Read more

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My son is 10 and 4'6" and weighs 61 lbs. Does he need to gain weight?

My son is 10 and 4'6" and weighs 61 lbs. Does he need to gain weight?

Probably just fine: As long as he is thriving, his weight is fine. His calculated bmi is 14.7 which puts him at the 8th percentile for boys age 10. If you or your son is concern about his weight, please talk with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son is 14 and currently about 6'0 - 6'1 and weighs 165. Last year he didn't grow any or gain/lose any weight according to his physical. The year prior he grew 4 inches. Should I be worried he didn't grow this past year? Does that mean he is done growin

My son is 14 and currently about 6'0 - 6'1 and weighs 165. Last year he didn't grow any or gain/lose any weight according to his physical. The year prior he grew 4 inches. Should I be worried he didn't grow this past year? Does that mean he is done growin

Likely done growing.: Some boys start puberty early and complete most of their growth by age 14. Other signs to confirm this would be signs of facial hair and need to shave and genital hair extending to upper thighs and mid-abdomen. Usually there is weight loss or fatigue, cold intolerance, dry skin if he had a health condition that would halt normal growth. He is likely taller than his classmates. ...Read more

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How do I get my 10 yr old son to gain weight?

How do I get my 10 yr old son to gain weight?

Weight gain: Not to worry mother, he will soon gain weight before he undergoes his growth spurt. ...Read more