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How can I gain weight after suffering from tuberculosis?

Q: I am 29 years old. My problem is I am 5'10" tall, thinly built and weigh only 45 kgs. All my family members are normally built. To make matters worse I was suffering from MDR TB (relapse type) for nearly 9 years which has further made me weaker than ever. Now that the disease is cured completely for the past 1.5 years I am yet to gain strength. My food intake is very less and if I try to push myself for larger quantity I feel like vomiting. Please guide me to a regular balanced diet course for gaining weight and pick up some flesh and muscles. Kindly advise me.

A:As you suffered from MDR-TB for a very long time, it might take more time for you to gain weight. But it is very essential that you have a nutritious, high protein and right fat diet, in regular food intake you may start including at least one litre of milk, 2 cups of dal, 2 eggs or paneer 50 gm, also preferably mix soya bean atta in your cereal, add butter to your dal and vegetable. Eat seasonal fruits and salads, go for regular walks in the open air. Keep a watch on your weight. I will recommend for constructional treatment and for regular follow up, for this consult dietician in person.


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