Not gaining weight
Q:Dear Doctor, I'm a 37-yr old man. My height is 5'6" but my fluctuates between 52kg to 54kg. I'm taking good diet but still I cannot gain weight. Please advice?Harmeet
If you ask me, your weight in reference to your height, is not that bad. In fact, people spend loads of money trying to achieve your weight level!
But on a more serious note, I should begin by telling you that weight is linked to a lot of factors like your genetic make-up, body metabolism, family history, caloric intake, underlying medical condition (like thyroid), stress & mental health, etc.
I suggest you get some basic investigations done like Thyroid Profile, Renal Profile & Hepatic Profile. And consult your local physician to rule out any chronic illness.
If you have no underlying medical condition, you try increasing your caloric intake. By this I mean eating more of healthy food. Do not binge on fatty-foods as this will only lead to health problems down the line. And stay happy & calm as stress also affects your weight.- Dr. S. P. Datta, MBBS
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