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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   doctor , m 25yrs f age ,
User :   my ht is 5.2
Doctor :   ok
User :   n wt is just 45
User :   hw will it affect me wen m pregnant
Doctor :   i will calculate ur BMI
User :   wat is tis BMI ?
Doctor :   Body mass index
User :   sry , i mistyped my age as 25 . m 21
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Due to morning sickness, many women have trouble gaining weight in the first trimester and worry about what effects this has on their baby's development.
Doctor :   Some women lose a little weight in the beginning of their pregnancy.
User :   m not yet pregnant thou , but i fear wat will hapen f m week by the time f pregnancy
User :   cud u pls give me some tips to gain weight
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   An expectant mom who is deficient in some key nutrients puts her baby at risk for serious birth defects
Doctor :   i will give u tips to put on weight
Doctor :   ok
User :   thank you so much doctor
User :   next mnth i mite get married , m engaged
User :   n m scared cus f family preassures if i mite get depressed
User :   is there any way i can gain weight within 1 or 2 months
User :   from 45 to 55 or something
Doctor :   sure u can gain weight
User :   cos many pple say m underweight nd m not fit for my age
Doctor :   gradually
User :   which puts me off so badly
Doctor :   dont worry i will give u tips
User :   yes doctor
User :   thanks
User :   r you typing doctor ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Eat more calories
User :   like?
Doctor :   The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average female is1,900
Doctor :   You need to eat around 1,000 extra calories per day to gain less than half a kilo a week
User :   can you set me a proper diet for the day so tat i strictly follow it to c the improvement
Doctor :   Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day
Doctor :   Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
User :   doctor , sry to 've not mentioned
User :   m a pure vegetarian
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks
Doctor :   and u need to exercise
Doctor :   best weight training exercises for building muscle mass are free weight exercises like squats, dead lifts, bench presses, barbell rows, pull ups and bar dips.
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   u can take this protien supplement
User :   eh , not exactly i get the nane of the foods , but m trying to refer with my friend
Doctor :   confirm ur details please
User :   not exactly able to follow , but trying to take my frnds help in jnwing the foods
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   don eat junk foods
User :   okie
User :   :)
Doctor :   have more of diary products
Doctor :   u should be fine with it
Doctor :   ok
User :   so wil tis sambar rasam nd curd for a normal south indian meal do for 5 times a day to c the difference doctor?
Doctor :   u can take plenty of vegetables, fruits, fruit juice, curds,
Doctor :   greens , milk
Doctor :   dont take coffee
Doctor :   sleep weel and excercise
User :   yea including milk , fresh cream curd butter , potatoes beans pulses ns al , wil i be able to c an omprovement ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it will
Doctor :   u will gain weight slowly
Doctor :   u need to be patient
Doctor :   it will take a month or two to see visible changes
Doctor :   please dont expect miracels
Doctor :   miracles
User :   ah , to add to my sickness recently i m undergoing an ORTHO dental treatment , nd my tooth aches likes crazy .. cant even bite a rice , tat horribly m suffering not able to eat also
User :   m becoming even worser
Doctor :   there can be cavity
Doctor :   u need to consult a dentist
Doctor :   dont ignore this
Doctor :   consult a dentist
User :   yes , he says its perfectly fine for the period
Doctor :   pain killer will give u temporary relief
User :   :(
User :   ya .
User :   so thank you so much doctor
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
User :   nd my face is as small as a 5 yr old babies is
User :   :)
Doctor :   keep smiling
Doctor :   dont worry once u put on weight u will look good
Doctor :   matter of time
Doctor :   ok
User :   yea , thank you dr .
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   hi
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