Nutrition Expert Forum
unable to gain weight reguardless of calorie intake
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding issues such as: Acne and food, Allergies to food, Balanced Menus , Diabetes , Eating Disorders, Healthy Snacks, Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia, Nutrition, Over-eating, Weight Loss .

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
unable to gain weight reguardless of calorie intake
I have a friend who has always been small. Recently she has noticed that she has been loosing weight no matter how many calories she takes in. She has tried Boost and Ensure and some protein supplements with no effect. She used to run races but has not done so in a year. She works cleaning/painting but does not do any aerobic or gym workout. Her BMI is 19 which is normal but her body fat is 4%. doctors have told her since she is not over weight, not to worry! She is not bulemic or anorexic. She feels no one is taking her seriously and there IS something wrong with her. They have not offered to do any testing on her other than her blood count. Do you think she should continue to seek a doctor who will investigate--ie. hyperthyroidism, malabsorption, diabetes, etc?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
267079 tn?1195146570
Suggest getting a full blood work-up to find out if anything is wrong. If all are normal, then she may have a high metabolism rate which she needs to consume 2000+ calories per day. Thank you for your question.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank