I am a 29 year old man with a big challenge. I am so skinny that I am ashamed of myself while people make jest of me. Kindly let me know the kind of tests I can do and the medications to take because I am very worried.
David (by SMS)
Being skinny could run in the family. Therefore, if either of your parents are skinny, then you too would be skinny. However, if both of your parents are not skinny, then it would be nice for you to run some tests to confirm the reasons behind your slight physique. Such tests would rule out the likelihood of ailments such as diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV infection, excessive worm infection among other ailments. It is equally important for you to check any of your personal habits such as, poor dietary intake, smoking or excessive consumption of alcohol which may contribute to your being skinny.