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Question: Chronically, severely underweight, no cause found


 BMI16 - Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:37 am

25 year old male, height 1.86 m, whose weight has been 55 kg for the last 5-6 years (and has never been higher than that). Tested many times by different doctors; multiple blood tests, stool tests for parasites, tests for endocrinological problems, etc., -- nothing unusual found. Asked if possibly Marfan's syndrome, doctor said CT scan showed nothing. Tried increasing food intake by about 50% for a month -- no change in weight.
The low weight makes for a very difficult life. Not much strength, often lacking energy, difficult to maintain body temperature, hands always cold even at room temperature, have to wear gloves when outside drops below 15*C, looking like a stickman. Is gastric insufficiency a possibility? Bloodwork did not show any absorption problems. Main diet is meats, fats (mostly saturated), starchy vegetables, sweets and high-sugar drinks, and vitamin pills. Eating at random times due to lack of schedule, but averages ~3000Cal/day.
After failure of doctors to figure out what's wrong, don't know where to turn anymore![/img]
 BMI16 - Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:48 pm

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