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Balanced diet for a healthy life - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
User :   just sitting in the board room. mt\y friend wants to ask a medical question
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please go ahead.
User :   Doctor I have two issues: I am quite ok as long as I keep doing normal activities. but when I do some physical exercise or lots of work, my stamina gives way and I feel weak. At times my blood pressure becomes low too. please advise.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Stress, improper nutrition could lead to the symptoms what you described
User :   Is there seomthing I need to do to my diet, or sleep, which at times is erratic? anything particular I need to eat, any kind of high energy food?
Doctor :   I suggest that you take a balanced diet. Small frequent meals at regular intervals help. Take more fruits, salads
Doctor :   and whole grains
Doctor :   You should take milk regularly preferably with a protein powder.
Doctor :   Try to exercise atleast 5 times a week
User :   Each time I get exercising, I can run 3 to 4 km daily, but after 3 days I suddenly lie down with weakness. thats the issue. I am of a lean build.
Doctor :   1/2 hour of cardio like treadmill or jogging is sufficient
Doctor :   Take more proteins in your diet lke eggs, soya,
Doctor :   pulses, rajmah
User :   eggs am told, only one egg per day as its high cholesterol?
Doctor :   snack on sprouts and fruits at regular intervals
Doctor :   avoid the yello
Doctor :   yellow
Doctor :   the yellow is cholesterol rich.
Doctor :   egg white is protein rich.
User :   how many eggs can I eat in a day? also what do I do to keep my Bp at a reasonable level
Doctor :   Get your haemoglobin levels tested
User :   all my blood tests are normal, absolutely normal. Its just with that whenever I begin exercising I just go on for 3 days and after that all hell breaks loose and I lie down for 4 days!
Doctor :   as low Hb levels
Doctor :   Try taking more proteins in your diet, take plenty of oral fluids like lemonade
User :   any particular drinks that you advise. I dont like milk though. My breakfast is ususally corn flakes and milk, cant drink milk alone.
Doctor :   exercise at a moderate pace
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   If you like you can take milk with dry fruit powder or a protein powder like Proteinex
User :   i also eat closer to my sleep times? Is that an issue?
Doctor :   Not related to your problem, but it is an unhealthy habit as you could get reflux
Doctor :   Try to drink more fruit juices.
User :   how much time do I need to leave between my dinner and sleeping?
Doctor :   2 Hrs is ideal.
User :   and what about morning, do i need to eat immediately after getting up. I get up at 7am and have breakfast at 9am, is that an issue?
Doctor :   No. That is appropriate.
Doctor :   You can eat boiled egg white
Doctor :   toast and some cereal
Doctor :   with some fruits
User :   let me ask you a diff question? itsa bout my dad. he is 71 and has a prostrate gland problem. his doc always says that he should eat by 4pm, digest that and then sleep. is that right?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   It has been said that the body uses the calories consumed only before 4 pm in the day and after that there would be no extra consumption.
Doctor :   So some advice to eat before 4 pm only.
Doctor :   Does your father have any other associated health problems?
User :   he has diabetes, for which he is on medicines, otherwise quite healthy.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   what is the risk of old people in their 70's getting some prostrate operations failing?
Doctor :   The prostate problem could elevate the sugars in the body if there is an inflammation.
Doctor :   Generally, in that age group surgery is not attempted as the patient cannot tolerate the anaesthesia complications
Doctor :   it is generally avoided if the problem can be conservatively managed.
User :   ok thanks. over and out.
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User :   done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   not really, thanks for your time.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   You are welcome
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