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How can I gain weight?

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Answered by

Dr. Alka

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At October 27, 2019
Reviewed AtJune 18, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I want to gain weight. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Alka

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query. You did not mention your height and weight and any previous history, if any. The weight of a person should be proportional to its height. You can calculate it by BMI (body mass index). If your BMI is below 18.5 then you are underweight and you need to gain weight.

First of all, take a healthy diet. Take carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in proportional amounts. You need all of them. Add milk to your diet. Milk helps in weight gain. You can take two eggs daily if you used to take them. Take a banana with milk, this combination helps in weight gain. You also get a diet chart from a dietician, if you want to. Do exercises that will increase your muscle bulk because as muscle bulk will increase it will help in gaining weight. You can learn these types of exercises from a gym nearby you or from professional trainers.

You can use Ayurvedic granules named Nutrigain (Aswangandha, Amlaki, Vatada) to gain weight. These granules have substances like Ashwgandha, Draksha, Khajur, etc., which have weight gain properties. Take two teaspoons of these granules twice a day with lukewarm water or preferably with milk. Do not smoke and drink. Sleep adequately for 6 to 8 hours daily.

The Probable causes

Lack of diet or hormonal imbalance.

Investigations to be done

Thyroid function test.

Regarding follow up

After four weeks.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Alka
Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

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