Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Worried mother | 2010/03/23

Q.

Weight

Hi doc im really worried about my son he is 9yrs old anh does not gain any weight. he eats al lot but still he does not gain and when you look at him you can even see the ribs he is very thin.
I don''t know what to do and he is hardly sick so i don''t know what thw problem miught be. Please advise thanls in advance.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is a pity that you have not given me your son's height and weight as that would help to decide just how things are.He may simply be following a family pattern. Is he tall and thin for example? Has he got his father's build? All these things are important. He does not seem to be ill and eats well so this is probably just his genetic build.

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