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Question: I want to increase my weight

 smart_dr84 - Fri May 04, 2007 2:22 am

I'm 22 years old, and I'm medical student, my problem is that I'm thin,my body is slim but my limbs are very thin -the circumference of my arm, forearm, thigh & leg isn't suitable for my age, my height is 1.76 m, weight 65 KG, I do alot of work daily but I don't think this is the problem as my weight doesn't increase when I take more times for rest, I don't eat well but it's not that little, also I have normal thyroid functions, I heard about taking (Deca-Durabolin"Nandrolone" injections) but I don't know if it's suitable and its dose, would anyone kindly tell me what to do in this?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:02 pm

User avatar In general I recommend against using supplements or medications to increase weight.

By my calculations your body mass index (weight divided by height squared = kg/m2) is 21 which is normal. Some people simply have a faster metabolism than others and tend to be slim.

You may want to see your primary care doctor for a general check up. Unless there are symptoms from your weight being too low, such as bradycardia or problems maintaining appropriate body temperatures, I would not recommend aggressive weight gain measures.

Best wishes.

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