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How To Increase Apetite In Toddlers
No need...: You dont need to worry about this in most toddlers. There are very few reasons for children to avoid eating to the point of poor growth. Ask your doctor to see your child's growth curve. If they are gaining weight well, then why are you worried? Truly, for toddlers, if they eat five solid meals a week and then little bits here and there, you have done your job. If food is available, kids are fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't think so: Normal toddlers don't need "appetite enhancers". They eat when they are hungry. If a toddler is not eating, the toddler is presumed not hungry. However, a few toddlers do have an eating problem. The pediatrician can check to see if there is a dietary issue, a developmental issue, etc... Growth can be measured every month for a few months to make sure all is well. Basic blood tests can be done. ...Read more
How can i increase my apetite? i lost alot of weight from stress from alot of responsibilities and studies..
Exercise plus: Exercise helps a lot. This will boost u'r metabolism in a positive way and then U'r cells will need more nutrients. The other thing is to calm the acid down in your stomach. Would start with using Over Counter Prilosec or Prevacid in morning and Zantac (ranitidine) in evening. Avoid caffeine, spicy food, alcohol, citrus, vinegar, cigarettes, tomato based stuffs. And finally research stress relieving techniques ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, I'm 25 years,helthier, no diseases,181cm high,56kg weight,male, I'm too thin,I want a possible drug to increase my weight,my apetite is little.
Drugs to gain weight: are dangerous if no medical condition indicates their use. Better to eat higher protein such as eggs, dairy, etc. Exercise will tone up your body and help muscle mass. I'm glad your health is good. Enjoy that and focus on being a good person to others, neat and clean. Peace and good health. A smile goes a long way also. ...Read more
Appetite ideas...: Appetite becomes normal as a previously healthy person overcomes an illness and recovers. Feeling well, being able to smell food aromas, having no nausea (nor other tummy symptoms), feeling happy, and socializing while eating, all lead to a better appetite. For those losing weight from cancer or aids, some take marijuana extracts or hormone supplements to maintain appetite and weight. ...Read more
YES: If you are not able to gain weight you will need blood tests to check your nutritional status and metabolism. Multivitamins are excellent. Medication would only be a last resort after a full medical evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: But don't let this stop you from exercising! your body is communicating well when it signals to you that it needs more fuel after exercise. Your job is to be careful in selecting what to eat and how much such that you reap even more benefits from the exercise that you did than just burning calories. The increased appetite is an opportunity to feed your body what it needs! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appetite : How much does your two year old son weigh? If he is on the growth chart, balanced for his weight and height, and growing normally, i would not worry about increasing his appetite. Most kids eat enough to maintain themselves ( even though it seems like they are not eating). With epidemics of obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, spreading across pediatric population, we want to raise healthy kids. ...Read more
May be normal: Depends what you mean by skinny. Some kids are just naturally slender. After about 12 to 15 months of age kids only gain 3 to 5 pounds per year. As long as your child has a normal rate of growth and good nutrition it may be nothing to worry about. Also remember that giving sugary drinks and juices in between meals make your childs appetite decrease and they will not eat as well. ...Read more
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