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How do I put on weight?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Why not gaining lbs?

A rule of thumb--to gain 1 pound eat 3000 calories more than your body normally burns.
A bigger question is why are you having difficulty gaining weight? Have you explored with your doctor the possibility of undernutrition, hyperthyroidism, malabsorption and maldigestion, infection, altered GI tract function, eating disorders, inflammatory conditions, and malignancy? Pursue evaluation please.

In brief: Why not gaining lbs?

A rule of thumb--to gain 1 pound eat 3000 calories more than your body normally burns.
A bigger question is why are you having difficulty gaining weight? Have you explored with your doctor the possibility of undernutrition, hyperthyroidism, malabsorption and maldigestion, infection, altered GI tract function, eating disorders, inflammatory conditions, and malignancy? Pursue evaluation please.
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