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Dr. Sachin Kunde
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Not Gaining Weight Normally (Overview)

Failure to thrive is a description applied to children whose current weight or rate of weight gain is significantly below that of other children of similar age and sex.


Dr. Sachin Kunde
9 Doctors shared insights

Not Gaining Weight Normally (Overview)

Failure to thrive is a description applied to children whose current weight or rate of weight gain is significantly below that of other children of similar age and sex.


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I'm 32 weeks and still have a small stomach...if my stomach isn't big does that mean the baby isn't gaining weight? Could I still have a normal size baby?

I'm 32 weeks and still have a small stomach...if my stomach isn't big does that mean the baby isn't gaining weight? Could I still have a normal size baby?

Yes: I'm sure your OB has been carefully watching the growth of your baby. Just because your stomach appears smaller, your baby is likely measuring appropriately on ultrasound. Everyone is different but you should discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Losing weight I have been doing intense excersises and I feel like I am gaining weight I know for a fact I am burning more calories then I am eating. I am so confused. I normally wake up am not hungry so don't eat anything then go straight to the gym and

Losing weight I have been doing intense excersises and I feel like I am gaining weight I know for a fact I am burning more calories then I am eating. I am so confused. I normally wake up am not hungry so don't eat anything then go straight to the gym and

Hello.: Hello. If you miss meals or cut down on calories too much, you will actually slow your metabolic rate, and this can lead to weight gain. The good thing about exercise is that it can help to increase your metabolic rate and your percentage of muscle. Regarding resting a few days - all organisms must rest. Paradoxically by eating a litle bit more (not skipping meals) it may help with your desired weight loss. ...Read more

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Can facial skin sagging caused due to weight loss be cured by gaining weight and eating healthy diet?

Can facial skin sagging caused due to weight loss be cured by gaining weight and eating healthy diet?

Maybe, maybe not: If one ended up with sagging skin after weight loss, gaining some of the weight back can fill out the skin somewhat. It depends on how much weight was lost and why the weight was lost. Eating a healthy diet is always a good thing. ...Read more

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How do I prevent frmo gaining weight with a broken back?

How do I prevent frmo gaining weight with a broken back?

You must eat less: If you are unable to burn off more calories by exercising, there is only one way to lose weight; eat fewer calories. Actually, losing weight simply by exercising is difficult for most; it is more effective to eat less. ...Read more

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I take nuerontin for nerve damage, I'm gaining weight like crazy. Is this normal with this drug. What can I do?

I take nuerontin for nerve damage, I'm gaining weight like crazy. Is this normal with this drug. What can I do?

Yes: Weight gain is a common side effect of gabapentin. To minimize it you must markedly reduce carbohydrate intake and control portion size. Exercising regularly also helps. ...Read more

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Any vitamin tablet for gaining weight...

Any vitamin tablet for gaining weight...

Vitamins do not: Help w/weight gain. Your diet, exercise level, and your metabolism all determine your weight. Please start by seeing your doc to make sure thyroid and other hormones are in balance. Then see a nutritionist for an appropriate food plan. Good fats like coconut oil are good along w/protein. Exercise will build and define muscle. Please don't define yourself by your weight. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I am afraid of gaining weight?

What foods should I avoid if I am afraid of gaining weight?

Calorie rich foods: Go to www. Caloriecount. Com, open a free account, give them your height, weight, age and activity level and they'll help you choose your foods wisely. In general, a balanced diet that is heavy on fruits and vegetables and sparse on desserts, fats and oils is going to be the best. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get slightly shorter when gaining weight I decreased 2cm after gaining 7kg?

Is it possible to get slightly shorter when gaining weight I decreased 2cm after gaining 7kg?

Very unlikely: The loss of height is probably a mistake in one of the measurements. It is very unlikely that a 23 year old would lose 2 cm in height due to gaining weight. ...Read more

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My 2 months old poops 3-4 times a day, she's breastfed and formula. She's gaining weight normally. Sometimes she has mucus in her poop. Is it normal?

My 2 months old poops 3-4 times a day, she's breastfed and formula. She's gaining weight normally. Sometimes she has mucus in her poop. Is it normal?

Nothing to worry: The 2 month old has viral diarrhea, most likely Rotavirus, for which he hasn't been immunized. Nothing else to do except making sure he remains well hydrated. If diarrhea persists beyond 2-3 wks, you may need to temporary switch to lactose free formula. ...Read more

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9 week old baby poo has been smelling like tuna? Been sweating more than usual, no fever. Gaining weight normally and eating normally. Cranky.

9 week old baby poo has been smelling like tuna? Been sweating more than usual, no fever. Gaining weight normally and eating normally. Cranky.

2 month check?: How was his two month checkup? Was his weight gain adequate? Was his exam normal? Did he receive his first set of shots? What did his pediatrician think about the crankiness? Or is that new? Any fevers or exposures? Tuna smelling poo is of no concern, but the answers to the former questions are critical to decide about the sweatiness! Best of luck! I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I have anorexia and want to start eating normally without gaining weight?

What to do if I have anorexia and want to start eating normally without gaining weight?

See below: The answer is not easy eat more slowly and begin to exercise-like walking that will help you not to gain weightt. ...Read more

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Losing weight I have been doing intense excersises and I feel like I am gaining weight I know for a fact I am burning more calories then I am eating. I am so confused. I normally wake up am not hungry so don't eat anything then go straight to the gym and

Hello.: Hello. If you miss meals or cut down on calories too much, you will actually slow your metabolic rate, and this can lead to weight gain. The good thing about exercise is that it can help to increase your metabolic rate and your percentage of muscle. Regarding resting a few days - all organisms must rest. Paradoxically by eating a litle bit more (not skipping meals) it may help with your desired weight loss. ...Read more

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Why am I gaining weight so fast?

Why am I gaining weight so fast?

Diet and Exercise: Look closely at your diet. 3500 calories equal 1 pound. If your drink sweet tea, soda, or juice the calories can add up very quickly. You likely only need about 1600 calories a day if trying to lose weight. Also fast food is a source of empty calories. Increase your fruits and vegetables. Decrease your sugary beverages and exercise at least 30 minutes daily and you should see great results. ...Read more

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Can gaining weight make you ugly?

Can gaining weight make you ugly?

If your are: Incredibly skinny - I suspect that gaining weight could give a more wholesome appearance. Beauty & ugly are in the eye of the beholder. Don't know your gender. But some prefer a rubenesque look. The emphasis on being skinny has become unhealthy in our society. By the same token, obesity rates have risen significantly in the us (esp for children). ...Read more

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Why my body is not gaining weight?

Why my body is not gaining weight?

Taking A Look At...: ..How much you eat, relative to your body's need ("bmr") for calories, will let you know if your intake is enough. For a woman, a general formula might be: 655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age) = BMR (basal metabolic rate). Factors such as age, activity level, disease states, medical issues can affect this value. Up or down. Too. ...Read more

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I need advice with gaining weight?

I need advice with gaining weight?

Eat healthy high: Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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Is Cyprodine safe for gaining weight?

Is Cyprodine safe for gaining weight?

Yes: But weight gain is very modest. Though etiology of weight loss must be clear before trying to gain. If chronic illness is the cause of weight loss then extra calories, protein shakes and Megace will be better. Trying to gain weight with medications without been underweight is not healthy ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I'm gaining weight?

Weight is a number.: One is either gaining weight or not. Measure your weight over the course of a month. ...Read more

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Need advice and help on gaining weight?

Simple..: Eat more food.....Get checked simple CMP, CBE, TSH, Stool for O&P. ...Read more

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Why is my baby gaining weight so slowly?

Why is my baby gaining weight so slowly?

Nutrition: Baby's weight gain is dependent on how many calories taken in versus how many are required to do whatever the baby does (eat, sleep, cry, grow). If calories are low, weight gain will be slow. Weight gain can be slow in the face of high calorie intake if the baby has some condition that causes increased calorie requirement like heart disease or some other illnesses. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What might cause me to be gaining weight?

What might cause me to be gaining weight?

Many things: Start by looking at your calories in versus calories out. While an imbalance in that area is most likely the cause, you should consult your doctor as a number of medical conditions and medications can cause weight gain. Things to consider when speaking to your doctor include changes in diet, changes in activity, weight change over time, and other symptoms you may be experiencing. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with gaining weight?

What can I do to cope with gaining weight?

Controlling calories: All the diet and weight management programs in world revolve around the basic principle of calorie balance. Meal replacement programs provide you calorie controlled food. Weight watchers help you control calories with points. Exercise programs help you burn more calories. If you learn to eat low calorie food and incorporate activity on daily basis, you can easily cope with gaining weight. ...Read more

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How to help 4 years kid in gaining weight?

How to help 4 years kid in gaining weight?

Calories: First be sure you've been in to your child's doctor for the annual checkup. Assuming there is nothing too alarming about the growth chart or the physical exam, the key is the calories. If your doctor agrees, you can boost intake by adding high quality fats in the diet, like salmon, avocado, use olive oil liberally, etc. Pediasure is a nutritional supplement in the form of a shake made for kids. ...Read more

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Why do I keep gaining weight week by week?

Have it evaluated.: The are numerous possible answers. You need an exam and lab work. See a doctor. ...Read more

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My child is not gaining weight. What do I do?

My child is not gaining weight. What do I do?

Failure to thrive: At almost any age this is abnormal for an extended period of time ie 6 months or more. Ask your pediatrician. Failure to gain weight can be due to something as simple as not eating well or as complex as some serious illnesses. ...Read more

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Keep myself from gaining weight by exercising?

Keep myself from gaining weight by exercising?

Yes, it helps!: First, weight per se is not the holy grail. Leaness is. Exercise helps prevent weight gain, but increases your lean body mass. You will look more toned. Apart from caloric burn from your sporting activities, increasing muscle burns more calories at rest! Finally, some people do not lose their "desired weight." but numerous studies (cooper clinic), show that exercising trumps being overweight. ...Read more

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Hello What is the best way of gaining weight?

Hello What is the best way of gaining weight?

Nutrition: Weight gain is generally the result of eating more calories than are expended over time. Although counterintuitive, exercise can help with weight gain, particularly if strength training is done. The increase in skeletal muscle increases body weight more than a similar amount of fat would. Proper, balanced nutrition is likewise important when trying to gain weight. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Definition)

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