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After delivery not able to reduce weight. How to do it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jul-2013
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User:Its regarding my wife ..after delivery
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:Hi Dr...
User:Thing is that....before preganancy my wife weight was around preganancy process she gained weight as is normal....but after segerian delivery of a baby girl on Feb 23 2013...weight is same 66KG
User:She is not loosing weight at all
User:what you will advise to XXXXXXX ..?
Doctor:Let me ask a few questions?
Doctor:Is she breast feeding?
User:she got operated just a week before delivery for Left breast abcess
Doctor:Did she get her periods?
User:but one thing happened periods date was 30 fo each month
User:but in May it happened again on May 15
User:but not on 30 May
User:so now hoping for on XXXXXXX 15..but still not happened
User:suggest something...either need to visit a doctor
User:or exercise
User:diet plan
Doctor:Initially periods may be irregular
Doctor:Diet should consist of low calorie food
Doctor:High calorie food can be milk products like cheese, butter, ghee, ice-cream, sweets
Doctor:Exercise can be 20 min a day
Doctor:It can include walk, yoga, gym, swimming etc
User:can she start exercise...its been 3 and half month
Doctor:We also need to do basic blood tests to rule out conditions like hypothyroidism etc
User:are these only things....or anything else special need to be taken care
Doctor:We definitely need tests
User:this one
User:please list out all tests...
Doctor:The tests can be hemogram, thyroid profile, lipid profile, electroltes, sr creatinine, BUN, sgot, sgpt, etc
Doctor:Watch out for symptoms of depression in her
Doctor:It is also common after pregnancy
User:no depression is not at all there
Doctor:It can also cause increased weight
User:she used to feel in whole body after preganancy
Doctor:Sorry I did not understand this sentence
User:sorry ...i missed word ...Pain
Doctor:Lets start with the above mentioned tests
Doctor:Body pain may be seen in hypothyroidism too
Doctor:She should take fruits and vegetables at least 5 times a day
Doctor:It will help her increase immunity
User:vegetables means...raw...?
User:kije tomatos
Doctor:Do you have a question here?
User:so rest of diet and exercise....have to go for above said tests..right
Doctor:So consulting a physician for it is a good idea
Doctor:We do not want to miss a medical condition
User:ok...if tests are normal..then have to follow above advise....!!
User:diet and exercises..?
Doctor:Otherwise also she can follow
Doctor:But tests are a must more it really possible to lose weight after deilvery,,,,or it remains same...?
Doctor:It is possible to reduce weight
Doctor:Uusally it goes back to near the pre-pregnancy levels
User:ok...thanks a lot for the help
User:will go for the tests....
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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