Symptoms Of Thinness: Causes And How To Get Rid Of Being Skinny?

Thinness is basically a condition where a person is underweight. A person is considered moderately underweight if he weighs 10% below ideal body weight, and markedly underweight if it is below 20%.
There are 2 types of thin people –

  1. Wiry and energetic people who eat heartily and never put on weight.
  2. Person who lacks energy and drive. They are unable to take normal meals and rich food makes them sick.

Symptoms of thinness or being skinny are:

  • Poor physical stamina, lowered resistance and easy fatigue are symptoms of a person who is underweight due to inadequate caloric intake.
  • They are usually afflicted by heart and respiratory disorders, typhoid, tuberculosis, cancer and pneumonia.

Causes Of Thinness Or Skinny Body

  • Excess body activity or inadequate nutrition or combination of both, are mainly responsible for thinness.
  • Small meals and habitual fasting.
  • Wrong diet, inadequate exercise.
  • Overactive thyroid, inadequate digestion and absorption of food.
  • Chronic diarrhea, liver disorders, presence of parasites in alimentary canal.
  • Constipation, sleeplessness, sexual disorders, diabetes and heredity are other factors.

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Body Thinness

  • Nutrient’s that keep the nerves relaxed are very essential for the treatment of thinness.
  • Vitamin D and vitamin B6, calcium and magnesium are very important to treat thinness.
    Milk, cod liver oil and sunlight are rich in vitamin D. Milk and yogurt is rich in calcium, beet, radish, spinach and Parsley are rich in magnesium.
  • Vitamin B is necessary for normal appetite, proper digestion and absorption of foods and regular elimination. Eggs, butter, soybean, nuts and whole grain cereals are rich in Vitamin B.
  • Vegetable oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids and of special value to those who want to gain-weight.
  • Eat around 6 frequent small meals in a day. Include high calorie foods in the diet. So that excess calorie is stored as body fat and helps gain weight.
    Consume more than 500 calories to gain 1 pound of weight weekly.
  • Alkaline foods (fruits and vegetables) should comprise 80% of the diet and 20% acid forming foods such as lentils and cereals.
  • Water should be taken half an hour before or 1 hour after meals. Smoking should be given up. Intake of coffee, tea and soft drinks should be cut down.
  • Milk Cure – Fast on warm water and lime juice for 3 days. Then adopt an exclusive milk diet. Take milk every 2 hours on the first day, every one and half hours on the second day and a glass every hour on the third day.
  • Figs are an excellent remedy for increasing weight.
  • Walking, yoga, massage, meditation and dancing, reduces stress, induces good sleep and help increase weight.


  1. sab said:

    I keep telling every body, but no one seems to listen. I do everything you said and beyond, but I me is me. I cannot even gain 1 Kg no matter how much I eat, seriously. I think it has to do with genetics and probably that is just the way I am.

    January 3, 2010
  2. TP said:

    I tried almost all what you have listed but I am still thin.

    August 16, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Have you tried eating bananas, almond and dates? If not, then try them. Eat at least 4 bananas in a day. Also eat soy product and drink a glass full of milk two times in a day.

      August 16, 2012
  3. pat said:

    I have undergone a surgery for cancer in 2010. I have lost weight since then. I have a normal healthy diet but it has not improved my condition. I am too skinny.

    July 3, 2013
    • PUP said:

      • Eat protein containing foods and drink protein shakes to increase weight when you are suffering from cancer.
      • Eat nuts such as almonds, pistachios, and nut butter as it contains proteins as well as gives calories.
      • Avoid alcohol. Since the immune system is compromised during this period, alcohol will destroy the nutrients.
      • Fish oil is valuable for cancer patients and people recovering from cancer when the patient wants to put on weight. Flax seeds does the same as both contain omega 3.

      July 5, 2013
  4. AB said:

    I eat well but I was thin since I was young. I have gained weight, but still not satisfied as I look thin. I consulted a doctor but he said am ok. I was tested for all kind of diseases, and the tests are normal. What should I do?

    April 16, 2015
    • PUP said:

      Gaining weight is not a difficult task. Lifestyle changes can give impressive results. To increase your weight you have to increase calorie input. Eat three large meals and 2 snacks in a day. Drink protein shakes, milk, and fresh fruit juices. Avoid colas. Eat cheese, potatoes, carrots, and foods that contain more carbohydrate. Eat 6 bananas in a day. Dried fruits also help in increasing weight. Start weight training exercise.

      April 16, 2015

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