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Cause of fluctuation in weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Does weight fluctuate everyday?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX here
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender?
User :   20 and male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so tell me what you need to know about weight fluctuations ?
User :   Does weight fluctuate everyday?
User :   is this normal?
Doctor :   how much are you talking about ?
User :   0.5 kg arounf
Doctor :   yes thats completely normal
User :   Does weight change after eating?
Doctor :   Weight fluctuations can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from water retention related to excess salt intake, hormonal changes, constipation, or eating a large meal
User :   oh i see.
User :   I have a question. I need your opinion.
Doctor :   Body weight can vary by as much as five pounds from day to day based on fluid and salt intake and the amount of food still being processed by the digestive system. If you happened to go to a buffet the night before, your weight will probably be up the next morning, particularly if you ate foods high in sodium and haven't had a recent bowel movement. Even if you overindulged a bit, it's unlikely you'll experience a significant increase in true body weight overnight.
Doctor :   sure ask me
User :   I am making a device which can fit in shoe and this device can measure weight and track on computer and can give weekly, monthly reports. So it would be a portable weighing machine especially for travelers who are weight conscious. and they don't need to check weight again and again . The shoe will give them report. what do you say? :)
Doctor :   thats a nice idea, very original
User :   What other features can I integrate in it? I mean what are the things which I can have in it ? Like BMI, Body fat % etc.. what else ? any ideas?
Doctor :   well its your vision and i think nothing like this has been done before . you can always make one and then keep on adding more features with time depending on what the customers want based on their feedback
User :   yea. ok. how do you calculate blood pressure?
User :   does blood pressure depends on weight of person?
User :   what are the things which depend on weight of person?
Doctor :   blood pressure is a risk factor for obese people
User :   hmm
User :   what other risk factors are their for obese people?
Doctor :   heart disease
Doctor :   diabetes
Doctor :   high cholesterol
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