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I have had a lower weight than the expected for my age and height, doctors kept mentioning it through my entire life. I am 20 years old and I'm 1,75 m ( around 5,7 foot) I'm currently on 108 pounds, and I eat around 2500 calories per day, I try to reach the 3000 but don't always make it. I go to the gym 3-4 times per week and usually do weight lifting, since as I understand cardiovascular exercises would cause me to lose more weight. I have trouble eating very large amounts of food in one serving, different from other people of my age who could easily eat two burgers at once, for instance, and I usually have trouble finishing the first one. if I eat a big amount of food I feel like throwing up afterwards. I don't, but the feeling is more than disturbing. This feeling of nausea is particularly worst on breakfast. I eat little to nothing on breakfast which I know is not a healthy thing to do. I wish you could provide me with a clue of what I may do to change this. thanks. - Asked by S B on 08-May-2014 08:03:43

Answer Count: 1    Disorder Type: Digestive disorders
  • Answered by Dr. on 08-May-2014 13:20:29


    Normal bone growth occurs till age of about 21-23 and hence there may not be much growth in weight. Increase in weight is due to fat apart from skeleton and muscles. Fat storage is due to excess calorie intake. You are going through normal growth pattern and need to be patient. If your food intake is less than normal then you need to investigate any cause like iron deficiency, anxiety etc.

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