Email 535: How To Gain Weight?

Posted by Pozziepinoy on 11:15 AM

Hi Pozzie, thanks for creating this blog.

I got diagnosed with HIV last July 2013, I have TB (am taking antitb drugs now). My concern is that am loosing a lot of weight. Nahihiya na akong lumbas sa bahay dahil dito. May paraan pa bang bumalik ito?

TRANSLATION

Hi Pozzie.

Thanks for creating this blog.

I got diagnosed with HIV last July 2013. I have TB and I am still taking anti TB drugs. My concern is that I am losing a lot of weight. I am not embarrassed to leave the house because of this. Is there a way for me to gain it back?



POZZIEPINOY’S RESPONSE


Hi.

Thank you for your email. Thank you for the kind words about the blog.

Since you have a virus and an active bacteria being treated, your metabolism is still high. What you need to do is to keep up with the metabolism and restimulate your appetite. Have a gradual exercise program as tolerable to stimulate your appetite and try to eat as frequent as possible to gain your weight back. 

I hope I was able to answer your concerns. Feel free to email me again if you have other questions.


Stay healthy,
Pozziepinoy







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