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BMI shows underweight. What should I do ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:good evening doctor
Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my name is XXXXXXXXXXX i chek my BMI it show i m underweight pls sujjest what shld i do
Doctor:may I know your age?
User:30 yrs
Doctor:Ok. Let me guide you.
Doctor:First thing we should understand is a general formula.
Doctor:That is Food taken minus the food used by body= food stored.
User:from las 2 yrs my weight was not increase
Doctor:So, if you do not have any other complaints or diseases, you will need to increase your intake on high calorie food.
User:my weight is 52kg
User:i m veg. pls tell what is the high calorie food in veg
Doctor:Extra food taken get accumulated in the body as fat.
Doctor:You can take nuts, ghee, butter, milk etc.
Doctor:Make it a routine to include two times milk in your diet.
Doctor:Also use ghee and butter which has high calory values.
User:doctor can you please tell the time table when i take my breakfast meals dinner
Doctor:You need to take regular food.
Doctor:And also you need to include snacks in between.
User:i take milk in night every day after dinner
Doctor:Every meals, you need to fix a particular time.
Doctor:For example, breakfast at 8 am, then snacks at 11 am, lunch at 1 pm, snacks at 4 pm, snacks at 6 pm, dinner at 8pm and then sleep at 10 pm.
Doctor:This would be an ideal way of taking food.
Doctor:You can include more of butter and ghee during your snacks.
Doctor:And, do not expect the weight to increase in a short span of time.
Doctor:Target as much as 1 to 2 Kgs in a month
Doctor:That would be around 250gms to 500gms in a week.
Doctor:And that would be easily attainable.
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:yes doctor
Doctor:You can also include snacks with mayonnaise.
User:doctor can i take supliment is it safe
Doctor:Supplements are either minerals or vitamins
Doctor:they do not give any calories
Doctor:They are not calorie producing food.
Doctor:They are more important for body functions rather than gaining weight.
Doctor:You can take them to help your body functions.
User:in the madical there are many weight gain produts are available is it safe can i take
Doctor:Please do not take them.
Doctor:They may conatin harmful ingredients too.
User:then what shld i do for weight gain
Doctor:if you follow what I said, you will start to notice the changes soon.
User:ok doctor thank you
Doctor:In the mean time, you can always post a query to our dietician. they would help to formulate a personalized diet chart for you.
User:doctor can i ask question about my family
Doctor:Please proceed.
Doctor:Are you with me?
User:my wife meanstreas cycle was come on 15th of every month but in this month it come again yesterday in last month also period comes twice
Doctor:How many days does the period stay?
Doctor:And how many days is her cycle now?
User:4 to 5 days
Doctor:If she is having frequent menstrual periods, then it is important to get it examined by a gynecologist.
Doctor:It could be due to ovarian or uterine abnormalities.
Doctor:It could be hormonal imbalances.
Doctor:The cause can be determined only after a proper physical examination and investigations.
User:she deliver baby 4 month ago
Doctor:Oh, ok.
Doctor:In that case, it could be just that the body is trying to regulate the hormones.
Doctor:You can wait for another cycle and see how frequent the periods are.
Doctor:It should be getting fine by itself.
Doctor:In case it does not, then only you need to visit a gynecologist.
User:doctor can i give gripe water to my baby now
User:ok thank you so much doctor
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Hope i was helpful.
User:yes doctor
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a Nice Evening!!
User:good night doctor
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:Good Night.
User:bye doctor
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