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How can I go for full body check up? How to reduce weight? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:i just wanted to go for full body check up.. i used to drink and smoke as well..
User:please suggest me how i cna go for it..
Doctor:May I know where do u live ?
Doctor:May i know your age ?
User:i live in bangalore
Doctor:do u have any medical issues ?
User:till now i did faced any issues
Doctor:like cough, chest pain, recurrent infections, etc ?
Doctor:May i know your height and weight ?
User:some time cough will be there..
User:but chest pain very rarely..
User:hieght is 5.6 inch and weight 80 kg.. and i wanted to reduce my weight as well
Doctor:I can suggest you a few tests, which you can get it done at any local lab like RELIGARE,
User:ok tel me what r all test i can go for it..
Doctor:and , in case they are abnormal, I can suggest you , if you need any proper treatment, etc
Doctor:But, based on your current history, given, and considering your age, you do not need any expensive investigations
User:ya sure.. please let me know.. what r all the test i need to go through
Doctor:a few basic blood and urine tests can be done - as suggested below
Doctor:1. Complete hemogram, and peripheral blood smear
Doctor:2. renal functions
Doctor:3. liver function tests
User:i have seen some adds in WWW.WWWW.WW for medical check up..
Doctor:4. thyroid function tests
User:is that works.. rather then going induasallu
Doctor:6. fasting and post prandial blood sugars
Doctor:7. urinalysis
Doctor:and 8. EKG and a Chest X XXXXXXX
Doctor:do u know the cost of the plan suggested by the website ?
Doctor:usually, most of the tests suggested, can be done within the cost of 3000 INR
User:ya some discount they were giving..
Doctor:I meant , all of the tests mentioned above, should be covered within the range of 2500 -3000 INR
User:i think it will cover..
Doctor:So, if you can get a deal, around the same range, or less than that, you can pick it up
User:how about the reducing the weight.. in my scheduled work i am not able to do any exercise.. and all
Doctor:give me a few moments
User:ya sure..
Doctor:U have a BMI of 28.47 , WHICH is overweight
User:yes.. i know its overweight for my height..
Doctor:and the ideal weight for you, would be in the range of 60 to 65 kilos
User:ya i wanted to reduce.. it fast..
Doctor:the best way, to reduce your weight would be a combination of Exercise and Diet
User:ya but i am not able to do exercise.. in my busy work
Doctor:with regarding to diet, having a diet low in carbs and fats would be helpful
User:thats the reason i am asking how i can reduce the weight faster with out exercise..
Doctor:for a specific diet, you can consult a dietician, who can give you a proper diet plan specific for you
User:humm ok..
User:for medically is there a way to reduce the weight..
Doctor:the only way, in medical terms is with procedures like LIPOSUCTION
Doctor:which is a surgical option
User:ohh ok.. how much it costs..
Doctor:it may cost upto 25OOO INR in most hospitals
Doctor:in your case, with a BMI of 28 , i do not think, u need such procedures
Doctor:you just need to change a bit of your lifestyle and dietary habits
User:humm ok..
User:i was just thinking..
Doctor:eating healthy, and avoiding foods with too much of oils , junk foods etc should be helpful
User:ya.. but i am planning for marriage.. so thats the reason i was thinking how to reduce the weight faster..
Doctor:when is your marriage ?
Doctor:as a matter of fact, its not a hard thing to do, you just have to make up your mind, find some time in your schedule, and join a gym
User:yes i am also thnking the same..
Doctor:avoid eating foods like Idli, dosas, rice, biriyanis, etc for some time
User:what food u want me to take..
Doctor:eat oat meals , ragi balls, chapathis instead
Doctor:take the stairs instead, of the elevators
Doctor:wake up early, and go to the gym and work outwith cardio exercises and treadmill, for about 1 hr daily
User:ok.. thanks for the info..
Doctor:U r very welcome
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