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What Can I Do If My Twins Seem Under Weight
Check growth charts: If a singleton baby, or twins, or even triplets seem underweight, the accurate way to see if something is a problem is for the doctor to plot out the baby(s) on growth charts. The charts compare length, weight, and head size as babies grow over time. If a baby is truly underweight, the doctor will look to see if the baby is not getting enough calories, is not digesting the food well, etc. . . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am concerned about my weight and fats in my thighs. How can I lose them? Can i only lose them if I do exercise?
I am under weight and I hate it. Are there any pills to slowmy metabolism? What can I do to put on weight?
Eat healthy: Cut out foods like pasta, bread, sweetened drinks and cereals, candy and milk chocolate, cakes, crackers, pretzels, potato chips, pizza, hamburgers, french fries, pancakes, muffins, fruit drinks, doughnuts, dairy and eat lots of vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, seeds, nuts, and wild fish like salmon and drink unsweetened almond milk. Plus you should exercise at least 45 minutes every day. ...Read more
What to do if I have squint in my right eye. Because of it, what to do if I have lost all confidence in me. How can I gain confidence?
Squint or strabismus: The term squint is another word for strabismus or "crossed-eye." Many people with this condition can lose self esteem and may prefer not to make eye contact with people for the fear of their problem being recognized. Many forms of strabismus can be corrected by eyeglasses or, if need be, surgery. A patient with this problem should see an eye muscle specialist for treatment options. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroidism and i never have a appetite and when I do I can never eat all of my food... Help what can I do , i keep losing weight
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is thre an exersice to help me gain weight? Bc im so skinny and I hate it. But I don't want to lose the curves I have (boobs and butt)? What can I do?
My doctor recommended that I have weight loss surgery. But I am afraid. What can I do to not stress out about it?
Relax and research: First, you can relax knowing that the surgery is fairly simple these days, about as safe as taking out your appendix. Then, do research. Learn about the procedures. Learn about the regional doctors. Find one who is experienced, has a good followup, and is compassionate. Knowledge and preparation take away fear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if i do not eat much and my weight does not reduce?in just 2 to 3 days i have get weight 2 kgs at once.; why because of pcos or hypothyriod i hav
Confused: Weight will always be a function of how many calories you take in versus how many you burn up. You can't look at weight changes over a few days, it has to be weeks or months. To lose weight successfully you need to eat less, but also you must exercise to keep your metabolism up. The question of PCOS or hypothyroidism can be answered by your doctor. ...Read more
Which physician could i approach for my big calves? I want to reduce them. Even my ankles are really swallen. I lose weight but they didn't change
Calf circumference: Calf and lower extremity circumference can be reduced naturally with a healthy diet, stretching and cardio training for 40min, 4x/week. Calves are comprised of 2 muscles that are shaped differently in every person. If there is unusual tenderness, redness or swelling it is important to seek medical treatment for DVT prevention. ...Read more
Eat well: When lactating you need can burn an additional 500cal/day just producing breast milk, which is great! you will continue losing weight as you breast feed (except for maybe the last 5-8lbs b/c the body needs the extra fat to help produce the milk). I recommend eating well with lots of fruits/veggies, lean protein, whole grains, and at least 8glasses of water per day to help make the milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to gain weight? I am 5 ft. 1 in. And weigh 103. I really really want to gain more weight not to be fat but to have a better body. I asked my doctor and he said im fine the way i am. I'm just not happy with how i look. Is there any vitamins i
Eat healthy foods: that are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out 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, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If a child is < 6 months old, not much, and don't worry. If a child is > 6 months old, make sure the food they're eating is healthy. This means no juices or "junk" food. Also, the earlier a child is introduced to "solid" foods, the more likely he/she is to be overweight. To avoid this, wait until at least 4-6 months old to introduce (soft) cereals and fruits/veggies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I m 23yrs old i want to lose my belly fat bcoz it sometimes causes pain around my stomach...Is there anything that i can do except exercise i m lazy?
See doctor first: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
Weight hurts the bac: Weight can place excess stress on all joints , ligaments and muscles of the back and trunck and lead to postrual abormalities, abnormal walking and sitting patterns and back pain. It also causes generalized muscle weakness . One major treatment for back issues is core muscle strengthening as well as weight loss for these reasons. ...Read more
What can I do to gain weight I have tried hard for years but am still 20 pounds under I have a very high metabolism? What can I do?
Weight gain is easy!: Weight gain is easy, as a healthy/meaningful gain in lean body mass as goal--but u can't pick where it goes! don't take products for quick results that sacrifice your future quality of life. Exercise vigorously, eat balanced meals, stay hydrated. Explore medical reasons why you have difficulty gaining--thyroid/ adrenal problems, diabetes, malabsorption, pancreas insufficiency, crohn's, infection.. ...Read more
I have lost 4pounds and i dont know why. I have been eatting alot, Is their a way i can gain weight? And im trying to get fat on my thighs & buttocks.
Weight: Your weight can fluctuate from time to time- water intake, exercise, menstrual period, all sorts of things can affect it. Why do you feel you need to gain weight? Unfortunately, just like trying to lose, it won't necessarily go where you want it to. Continue to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly. Don't worry about the scale too much. Just work on being healthy. ...Read more
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