People with BMI (body mass index) less than 18.5 are called underweight. Genetics, high metabolism, drug abuse, lack of food, bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and chronic illness can make a person underweight.

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My 2-year-old son vomits after every single meal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son vomits after every single meal. Till now, I gave him proton pumps inhibitors and Sucrafil ds syrup before meal and antacid after a meal for two months. But there is no change yet. He shows all symptoms of GERD. He still weighs 9 kg. This worries me a lot. Can GERD ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal Nanji Dama

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Of course, the condition can be cured by homeopathy. However, it needs a regular intake of medicines with some follow-ups. You can start- Nux vomica 1m (Strychnine and Brucine) five pills at bedtime (only one dose) Arsenic alb 200 (Arsenic trioxide), five pills ...  Read Full »

I have low growth hormone levels, chronic gastritis, and I am underweight. Do I have hypopituitarism?

Query: Hi doctor, I have low GH levels and am concerned I have an issue with my pituitary gland. My father has the same problem as well. I have been underweight my entire life, and now I want to gain weight. Also, I have chronic gastritis that is on and off. I currently take probiotics and multivitamins, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chetan Desai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions, 1. Do you have hair loss? 2. Are you losing weight, or are you underweight? 3. Do you have a low appetite and low sex drive? The reasons could be related to thyroid issues, so I suggest getting...  Read Full »

Will nutrigain work for any age?

Query: Hello doctor, Will nutrigain work for any age since I am 40 years and underweight.  Read Full »

Dr. Vinod Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is always wrong to think of some short cut methods of weight gain. I have repeatedly been telling in my replies to different people asking about weight gain or weight loss, that it is a matter of difference between calorie intake and calorie requirements. This par...  Read Full »

I am underweight and my BMI is 16.5. Kindly help me to put on weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I am underweight and my BMI is 16.5. Kindly help me to put on weight.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahboob Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you explain about your daily routine, and like and dislike foods.  Read Full »

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