Questions About Being Underweight

Published: April 22, 2018
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I am 15 almost 16. My height is 5'5 and I want to reach 5'8 or 5'9. I am under weight too because I am only 41kg. I want to increase my appetite and I also want to increase my testosterone level. To increase it I should not eat dairy products and rice it said but too increase weight I need to eat both. Should I try both or what should I try first?
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Dear Questions About Being Underweight,

TeenHealthFX recommends you speak with a medical health professional about gaining weight. It would be helpful for a doctor to know why your weight is low in terms of making recommendations of how to gain weight in a healthy way. As for the testosterone levels, since FX does not know why you want to increase your levels, it is also best to speak to your doctor about this in case there is a concern with your hormone levels that needs to be addressed by a medical professional.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

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