Nutrition Community
Not gaining weight, I think something's wrong with me
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to nutrition, a balanced diet, calories, cholesterol, diet and disease, food preparation, vegetarian diet, and vitamins and minerals.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Not gaining weight, I think something's wrong with me

I'm a bit underweight and I've been trying to gain weight but it's just not happening. I see a slight increase on the scale, but there's no noticable physical difference.

Most of the time, my stool is watery so I think that's called Diareha. Does this mean I'm not digesting the food properly? Is there some kind of malabsorption problem or a bunch of tapeworms inside of me? I have a bunch of other problems like my hair lacks a lot of flexibility, which I heard is a symptom of zinc deficiency. Is my digestion system just incapable of digesting my food properly?
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar n tn
Failure to gain weight may be caused by physical problems, but may also just be because you have those genetic genes to be slender.  The watery stools concern me. Diarrhea may be caused by poor diet, as well as physical problems such as those you are worried about. The best thing to do is see your MD for a checkup.  Talk to the MD about a referral to see a specialist called a Gastroenterologist who specializes in all the things you are worried about.  good luck
Blank
Avatar n tn
please help me

m 5.10ht age 27now . my weight is always 60kg or 63kg. it never increases. i hav been going to gym doing work out since last 1 year
stil m the same. i m in shape a lil but no muscles gain. please help me. i always hav stomuch upset as well i feel as if it doesnt digest food properly. i hav been to gastroenterologist also hav gone through with the tests as well it all ok but stil

please help me  
Blank
Avatar n tn
I had a upset stomach for the majority of my life and it has always been very hard for me to gain weight. However once I started truly eating alot my upset stomach went away for the most part aside from nerves. Also you should definitely start taking colon health and a good multivitamin is a must.
Im not sure how it is for you but in order me to gain weight I needed to drink two protein shakes a day one in between meals, one after your workout and maybe even one before you go to bed. Also creatine is awesome after you've been working out for a while, just go online and find a cycle you like and do it if all of the above doesnt help.
And finally your workouts ABSOLUTELY have you be short and intense filled with mainly powerlifts such as squats, dead lifts, clean and press and rows aswell as lifting for weak point training.

Hope this helps
Blank
Avatar n tn
Hi

I am 30 years old and I eat very less all my 3 times meal but still i dont
know why am I gaining weight.And change I could find after my marriage.Please help.

Regards
Baba.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Share What Diabetes Topics Matter to You — $50 Gift Card!
Start by taking this 1-2 minute survey on diabetes information and advice that will help us make MedHelp more valuable to you.

If we’d like to interview you, we’ll reach out via e-mail. Those selected will receive a $50 Amazon gift card for their participation.
Recent Activity
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Eliminate This ONE Ingredient and W...
Jun 25 by gymdandee
Avatar f tn
Blank
Tatisss uploaded new photos
Jun 24
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr uploaded a new photo
Jun 24
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Nutrition Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA