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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. Lawrence Kessler
6 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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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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Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Definition)

An increase in a person's weight over ...Read more