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"I have a bmi of 15.8. how can I gain weight and what diet should I go on "

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    A 22 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I have a bmi of 15.8. how can I gain weight and what diet should I go on
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Good afternoon, Gaining weight it's quite easier than loosing it especially for women. That's why you have to be moderate in adding weight. I will also advice you go natural by taking a balance diet with more protein, carbohydrates and fruits. Also ensure you take plenty of rest. These should do. Have a nice day
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    A 22 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    It's not so easy for me. I think my metabolism is high. will I have problems later on?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    I will be thinking of another thing if truly your metabolism is "high". Are you truly 19? If yes, is it that something happened that made you to lose some weight or that's how you have been naturally? It's important I know because the approach is different. I await your response.
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    A 22 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I've always been this way actually. I don't remember ever being normal. I've always been very very skinny. I weigh 43kg and I'm 5 feet 5 inches. my younger sister weighs more. I'm truly 19. my mother thinks it's normal but I fall sick easily and I get cold because I don't have enough body heat
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Do u have any swelling on the front side of your neck? Do you know your Genotype? Apart from this chat, further evaluation will still be needed which I can't do from here. A doctor has to see you and examine you to see if there is anything that is related.
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    A 22 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I feel normal. no swelling. I'm AA. everything seems okay . so it's more than a diet problem?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Ok. Maybe it's more than a dietary problem, Maybe not. That's why its important you see a Doctor for further evaluation.
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    A 22 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    alright thank you very much. do worms in the stomach affect the weight too?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Yes worms do. But I expect that to be more obvious in a 3 - 5 year old child than a 19 year old. Since there is no never in medicine, you can deworm for a start. Albendazole Tablet (It comes as a single tablet). Thanks
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    A 22 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    oh thank you very much. could you also help out with a diet plan I can use as a student or any food supplement to help
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    You are welcome. I would have love to help with the plan, but that should be done by a Dietician whom your Doctor will refer u to, if need be.
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