Causes Of Body Weight That Never Increases?
Good night, I want nny.dri said my mother had difficulty eating, so that makes me very thin. I am currently 17 years old, I have often checked my weight scales, from junior high until now my body weight is 40kg continuously, no ever increased by 1 kg, or how many kg. then when I was sick, body weight 39 kg. when normal returned 40 kg. I really want my body weight to reach 45 to 48 kg, and until now I have always wondered why I can’t gain weight? If from my parents genetic factors are normal even if my mother is a bit fat, let me also be normal. Then why can’t I gain weight? Do I have to go to the hospital so I know why and what is my illness?
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Basically, when you stop growing (women will stop growing at the age of 14-15 years), your weight will also tend to be more stable. It is important to know in advance how tall you are right now to find out if your weight is considered to be underweight or actually normal for your height. To find out whether your weight is less or normal, you can do the calculation of body mass index and its interpretation, you can read the following body mass index calculator link.
If indeed your body mass index is less than 18.5, then your weight is including less weight. Causes of underweight can vary, including:
high body metabolism
food intake that is indeed lacking
excessive physical activity
presence of certain diseases (eg hyperthyroidism, diabetes, chronic diarrhea, cancer, etc.)
certain mental disorders
You should try to improve your diet first. You can increase the size of your meal and also the frequency of your meals, as well as improve the quality of your food (meeting your carbohydrate, protein and fat requirements). Choose foods with high calories but still nutritious, such as meat, avocados, high-protein milk, nuts, etc. Slip a healthy snack between your meals, for example you can drink a glass of fruit juice, eat a small bowl of nuts, etc. In addition to improving your eating patterns and quality, try doing regular exercise, especially sports that can build muscle mass such as lifting weights.
If indeed your weight does not increase too, or you feel any other disturbing symptoms, you can see a doctor for further examination.
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