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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello - I'm having alot of trouble losing weight - I'm hoping you can help
User :   I would like to lose 10-15 lbs, but I never seem to be able to lose any weight at all
Doctor :  
User :   I do exercise every day, and (most of the time) I try to eat sensibly
Doctor :  
User :   do know of any reasons I am not able to lose weight?
Doctor :   to lose weight the intake calorie must be less than expenditure
User :   I try to do that (most of the time)
Doctor :  
very strict diet control is necessary along with increase in the exercise
User :   I try
Doctor :   have you checked your thyroid status ?
User :   2 years ago, my doctor said it was fine
User :   I seem to gain water weight around my menstrual cycle
User :   I think it's wate weight, because one month I took a few water pills, and I lost almost 10 lbs in 1 night
Doctor :   why was the thyroid checked two years ago ?
User :   my thyrod was checked because I wanted to lose weight
Doctor :   which water pills you took ?
User :   they were a prescription for my husband, furosemide
User :   20 mg
User :   oh, they're generic for lasix
Doctor :   i know
Doctor :  
but you are doing wrong by taking such medicine
Doctor :   there is nothing called water weight
Doctor :  
if at all you have water retension in the body you will get heart problems
Doctor :   simple weight gain with out any symptoms is because of the fat weight
User :   I changed my diet a bit and I joined a gym to increase exercise in january. in addition to using a stationary bike every day + walking when the weather is nice. Why haven't I lost any weight?
Doctor :   probably the physical activity did not exceed the calorie consumption
User :   I seem to have stayed the same and even gained a couple lbs, how is it possible that I haven't lost weight?
Doctor :   is it possible to gain weight with out taking food ?

User :   no
Doctor :  
than it is not possible to loose weight without reducing the intake of food
User :   so are there any diets you could recommend?
Doctor :   i recommend you to get the personalized diet plan from our nutritionist.
User :   I'm going to my reg doctor tomorrow for help, are there any other questions I should ask him?
Doctor :   you can ask him for the medicines to block your appetite and or procedures which will reduce the volume of your stomach
Doctor :  
also to reduce weight instantly liposuction can be done
User :   doesn't fat collect in other areas?
Doctor :   fat get collected in all parts of the body
User :   if the fat cells are removed from my thighs, won't the fat collect in another part of my body? I read that -that would happen after lipo
Doctor :   fat will be depositen in all parts of the bosy
Doctor :  
and in the obesity there is a specific areas
Doctor :  
it is a pattern
Doctor :  
the fat will get collected in and around the thigh hips and lower abdomen
Doctor :  
the purpose of removing the fat is to reduce weight
User :   thank you for your time - I have to run to a meeting.
Doctor :   following liposuction you need to maintain the strict dietary control to prevent re accumulation of the fat
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