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Is there an alarming issue when you gain weight about 8 pounds at age 46?

Is there an alarming issue when you gain weight about 8 pounds at age 46?

Yes: Actually, yes. Forties is the common time for onset of chronic (though often silent for years or decades) or degenerative disorders, such as atherosclerosis, or inflammatory disorders like osteoarthritis. It's not the eight pounds that is alarming, but what changes in your lifestyle, or lipid panel, or potential for diabetes that is. So get yourself a thorough checkup, and stop at single digits. ...Read more

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Im really skinny. 95 pounds at 16. How can I gain weight? I eat a lot but nothing seems to make me gain weight. Am i underweight for my age?

Im really skinny. 95 pounds at 16. How can I gain weight? I eat a lot but nothing seems to make me gain weight. Am i underweight for my age?

Teenager: Without you telling us your height this question is unanswerable. But, 95 pounds sounds like a very normal teen age weight for girls. Please take it easy on yourself. You are still growing. Don't force it. ...Read more

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My age is 27 years old and my weight is 106 pounds .How can I gain weight normaly?

My age is  27 years old and my weight is 106 pounds .How can I gain weight normaly?

Cannot gain weight: Folks who cannot gain weight would benefit from recording their intake. By writing down all you eat and using a simple online reference like www.Caloriecounter.Com, you can calculate your calories consumed. To gain 1 pound you need to add 3500 extra calories in a week. That's 500 a day. The easiest way to do this safely is to add nutritional shakes like ensure plus or boost to what you already eat. ...Read more

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I am a girl and under weight for my age (70 pounds at 13 years ) and I do gain weight, however not body fat. What should I do?

I am a girl and under weight for my age (70 pounds at 13 years ) and I do gain weight, however not body fat. What should I do?

Time: At age 13, your female hormones are not yet fully active. When they do reach full potential, you will start to fill out and become curvy like a woman's physique. In the meantime eat a healthy diet with plenty of protein, fruits and vegetables and exercise regularly. You may be genetically programmed to be slender, in which case be grateful. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I am gain weight with wellbutrin (bupropion) at an alarming rate. I have gained over 35 pounds 90 days?

What could be the reason that I am gain weight with wellbutrin (bupropion) at an alarming rate. I have gained over 35 pounds 90 days?

Unusual....: Usually wellbutrin (bupropion) does not cause much weight gain, if at all, and instead it often makes it easier to eat less than usual. Are you taking another med or using some drug that might increase your appetite at the same time? Or has your routine changed so that you're getting less exercise? See your md, get checked for any problem that might cause retention of fluid. That puzzles me! ...Read more

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Is going from 79 pounds to 105 in five months a healthy weight gain? And for someone five one what would a healthy weight be at age 22 not pregnant

Yes, it's fine: It sounds completely healthy to me. In fact, weighing 79 pounds if you are 5'1" would definitely be underweight. We often estimate ideal weight for women by saying you should weight 100 pounds at 5 feet, and then add 5 pounds per inch, so 105 pounds for 5'1" would be perfect. I hope you gained the 20+ pounds through eating more of good, healthy food. ...Read more

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I've gained 24 pounds in the last 8 months. I'm at an all time high on my weight. Could this lead to health issues?

I've gained 24 pounds in the last 8 months. I'm at an all time high on my weight. Could this lead to health issues?

Yes: Gaining weight this rapid is not normal and most likely represents a decrease in activity, increase in caloric intake or a combination of the two. Certainly other things may factor in like medications or recent illness. Is there something that has caused a change in your eating pattern?Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and sleep apnea. Talk with your dr. For advice. ...Read more

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I am about 5'8 and a bit under 140 pounds. Am i within the average weight for my height and age?

I am about 5'8 and a bit under 140 pounds. Am i within the average weight for my height and age?

Yes you are close: It is best to stay close to 140 pounds although you have a little room(up to 145) in case you feel better about gaining a couple of pounds more. In general it is better to avoid gaining because it is much harder to lose it later ...Read more

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I have always been about 145 pounds and i'm about 5.8 o in the past 5 months I have been eating way better but i'm still gaining weight?

I have always been about 145 pounds and i'm about 5.8 o  in the past 5 months I have been eating way better but i'm still gaining weight?

Nothing drastic: If you are 5'8" and 145 lbs, then your weight is normal. Your body will find a way to prevent you from being "underweight". If your diet is ok, look at your activities/exercise level and see if you can augment that aspect of your routine. ...Read more

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I am a male having height 176 cm, weight 47.8 kg, and i an 22 years of age.I have been trying to gain weight and nothing works....Need help...

See doc: May be related to diet, but may be related to other medical illnesses, including parasites, infection, overactive thyroid, pancreatic, liver, gut, kidney disease, meds, etc. Bring diet diary. Evaluation and perhaps dietician can help achieve your goal. ...Read more