Medication For Increasing Appetite?
Assalammualaikum my name is eli lestari I have a problem with my appetite, my weight is 41kg I look very thin. I want to gain weight, what medicine is suitable for appetite enhancer? Thank you
Wa alaikumsalam Eli, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Before continuing, we need to underline that there are no drugs used to gain weight. You must be careful if you find supplements or drugs that claim to be able to gain weight, because that is usually another drug that has side effects that can gain weight. Yet as we know, side effects are undesirable effects in a drug, and are usually accompanied by other disorders. Content like that, usually affects also the shape of the face that changes like swelling, and the emergence of other diseases.
Therefore, to gain weight, what needs to be understood first is that body weight is a combination of how much nutrient intake enters our body, minus how much is coming out of the body. If you get into the body a little, while a lot comes out of the body, be it in the form of physical activity, stress, or certain illnesses that you are suffering from, then it is natural that your weight is difficult to rise. Conversely, if you enter a lot of your body, high in calories and fat, but you never exercise and do not have any activity, then your weight will increase.
So if you really are determined to gain weight, you have to fight your unwillingness to eat. Even though you may not be passionate, you have to force food when it's time to eat. Your body will adapt later, and after a while you will automatically feel hungry when it's time to eat because your body has 'memorized' that it's time to eat. If you find it difficult to eat large portions, eat small but frequent portions. Then, also add milk.
In addition to increasing the portion and frequency of eating, you also need to pay attention to is exercise. Sport is a physical activity and logically you should reduce physical activity so that more fat is stored, but in reality it is not. In addition to making the body healthier, exercising will also trigger an appetite that will make you eat more. By exercising regularly for at least 30 minutes every day, you will be able to see the results immediately.
Then, also pay attention to other things such as bedtime, try not to stay up. Reduce coffee consumption, manage stress well, and if it still doesn't work, check with your doctor. It's important to know if you have a disease that can make it difficult for you to gain weight, such as excess thyroid hormone, tuberculosis, or malignancy. So, hopefully answering your question.