Sep 25, 2009
Hello Dr. I have been trying to gain some weight for a while now. It is going to be possible. I am @ a state of undetectable. So what should i do. But @ the same time i want to stay healthy and eat healthy. So what should i do.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
There are a number of reasons why you might have difficulty gaining weight- first off, I'd have your doctor look at your body mass index (basically your weight/height ratio)-- or use this simple BMI calcuator. It may be that your weight is just fine.
After that, getting adequate nutrition is essential-- so for some people, getting a good nutritional evaluation or consultation could be in order.
A few other conditions (common among HIVers) could also contribute-- low testosterone, mental health issues, thyroid disease come to mind in this discussion. Again, having a thoughtful evaluation for these conditions might be in order.
I hope this helps,
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