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noteasy
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My husband is so skinny... Help!
      #206087 - 09/05/06 03:00 AM

Any suggestions to gain weight?
My husband is now less then 50 kg and 170 cm.. (must be 108 pounds and 67 inches..) He is south east asian, and thay do have smaller bodies, but now it's getting boney...
There are probably a thresd about it here, but I couldn't find any..
Thanks a lot for help..

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franfrog
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Re: My husband is so skinny... Help! new
      #206107 - 09/05/06 07:37 AM

When I was diagnosed and realized that it was the reason I was losing so much weight, I was out on ensure. My grandmother who is in the hospital and losing weight was out on boost. I am not sure if those are things that are available to you but they are good ideas. They are things though if your husband does not have much of and appetite and needs the nutrients also. If he has an appetite and is willing to eat, then someone else may be able to give you an idea. I am sorry I can not help there. Unfortunatly, I have no problem eating what I want and putting on the weight. LOL. Good luck to him.

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Bhammer40
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Re: My husband is so skinny... Help! new
      #206145 - 09/05/06 01:24 PM

Move to the South East USA... the food here will but weight on anyone. Sweet tea and fried foods.

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Anonymous
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Re: My husband is so skinny... Help! new
      #206227 - 09/06/06 08:45 AM

Is he on treatment? If he's not then it must be AIDS wasting. Have him eat nuts they are high in calories. Cheese is good also plus he should be taking a multivitamin. Smoothies are a good way to get calories. Mix yogurt with fruit, add nuts.

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polywog
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Re: My husband is so skinny... Help! new
      #206266 - 09/06/06 07:15 PM

I'd also recommend a protein shake 2 x /day....any health food store has protein powder, mix it with milk and fruit in a blender - great tasting shake and great calorie intake

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noteasy
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Re: My husband is so skinny... Help! new
      #206298 - 09/07/06 01:53 AM

Thanks for all the answers..
Yes, he is on treatment.. for 1,5 year now. The cd4 were less then 200, is now almost 500, and from having counts almost 500.000, which is down to 1000... I think the meds are good!!!
Kaletra and Combivir..
And the food here in Asia is a lot of rice.. with fish or chicken, so the asian body is smaller than the americans.. I know. Moving to the States is not possible, by the way. (hehe good thought anyway!)
But he wasn't this thin before. And he is working a lot too. Maybe not enough rest.
But thanks, I'll defenitly buy some nuts and protein shake, Today.

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