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How to increase my weight? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Oct-2013
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User:hi hello
User:hello doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:how can i increase weight
Doctor:By eating good and healthy food adequately
User:even then my weight is not increasing
Doctor:Then you should eat more
User:ill tel u my eating plan... morning ill have corn flakes with 1 glass of milk...
Doctor:okay, go on
User:then at 1 pm ill have XXXXXXX meals with two eggs, and again ill have XXXXXXX meals at 5 pm with one XXXXXXX and dinner at 9.30
User:wat extra food can i have
Doctor:what is the quantity of these XXXXXXX meals?
Doctor:and what is the quantity of dinner?
Doctor:what is your current weight and height?
User:Quantity of XXXXXXX meals ill keep rice twice if i keep rice thrice my stomach ll be full so ill have twice at a once so the quantity would be three spoons of rice
User:current weight is 48
Doctor:three spoons? you mean tea spoons?
Doctor:or table spoons?
User:not tea spoon table spoon bigger one whice we use for rice usually
Doctor:What is your height?
User:my weight is stagnant at 48 since i am 10th std til now n now i am 25 yrs old and height is 169cms
Doctor:Your BMI comes to this
Doctor:and it is low
User:oh my god
Doctor:it should be between 18.5 and 25
User:any problem would i face with this
Doctor:I don't think so
User:thank god, tel me any tips to increase my weight gradually
Doctor:You eat about what is required
Doctor:but that is not helping you to put on weight
User:yes u r absolutely right
Doctor:and the problem may be that, "there is no problem"
Doctor:it could just be constitutional
Doctor:meaning you are like that
User:but may be a problem for marriage
User:a girl may not agree to marry a thin guy right
Doctor:But if you really want to consider all the options I would suggest you consult a dietitian
Doctor:Not necessarily a problem for marriage too
Doctor:Consult a dietitian and see how it goes
Doctor:you should also exercise regularly
User:s how to consult a dietitian
Doctor:then eat good foods
Doctor:include meat and fish in your diet if you eat them
Doctor:eat fish and meat every second day
Doctor:and eat more often
User:meat is chicken is important or mutton
Doctor:Both are fine in your case
Doctor:You can search for a dietitian in your area
User:ill add up these
Doctor:or you can go to any hospital like St' John's or Manipal hospital
User:k leaving about increasing in weight do u have any suggestions regarding teeth
Doctor:I am not a dentist, so I may not be the right person
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?>
User:okay, now am suffering with cold n cough
User:how can i get cured without tablets
User:if i cough it pains near lungs
User:throat is totally infected
Doctor:Since how long do you have this cough and cold?
User:i drink hot water
User:last thursday
Doctor:Last Thursday means, you have had this cough and cold since september 19
Doctor:is that correct?
User:september 26th
Doctor:that is almost a week
Doctor:and this is getting worse or better?
User:unable to understand wats happening
User:but no change
Doctor:Okay, do you have throat pain?
User:s wen i swallow water it pains lightly
Doctor:do you have phlegm/sputum?
Doctor:how bad is the cough?
User:not too bad its bad
User:no sputum,
Doctor:If it is viral, then you will not require any treatment
Doctor:it will go away in one week
User:if its not virla
User:if its not viral
Doctor:but if it is not viral then you may need medicines
Doctor:you can wait and see for another 2 days
User:why this happened you know as per my understanding
Doctor:if it gets worse or if there is not change then you should consult a doctor
Doctor:We can get infections like this from virtually any place
Doctor:so there need not be anything particular
Doctor:but generally, these kinds of infections are spread from one person to another person when someone sneezes or coughs
User:since september 1st week i started to eat one XXXXXXX and one pommogranite everyday eve.... is that affected this, since there was a sudden change in the food habit
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:can u tel which food has more calories
Doctor:Oil has most calories
Doctor:next come proteins
Doctor:and then carbohydrates
User:but eating too much oil is not good for health right
Doctor:one gram of oil/fat gives around 9-10 calories of energy
Doctor:one gram of protein will give around 5-6 cals
Doctor:one gram of carbohydrates give around 4 Calories
User:so egg is a protein right
Doctor:Yes, eating too much oil when you are having normal weight will be bad
Doctor:Egg has both protein and fat
Doctor:it is XXXXXXX in cholesterol too
User:right but i avoid eating yellow in the egg
User:i eat only white
Doctor:you can eat that too
User:it creates gastric
Doctor:since you are underweight I suggest you eat the whole egg
Doctor:Then eat chicken or mutton
User:okay chicken mutton accepted ill have
Doctor:is there anything else?
User:do u have any idea regarding hereditary problems
Doctor:What types of hereditary problems?
User:Can u tel me suppose the habits of me whether its good or bad would be transfered
Doctor:what habits? and what would be transferred?
User:suppose if v have the habit of drinking or cigarette will the same mind set will be transfered to our children
Doctor:and what do you mean by good or bad?
Doctor:It is possible, these habits may be genetically passed down the generations, but we still don't have conclusive evidence that they do
User:thanku doctor for spending ur precious time with me
Doctor:But is you smoke or drink in front of your children, then they might take it as positive thing and that may also have an effect on them
Doctor:Is there anything else?
User:no doctor ll XXXXXXX u again with my doubts
Doctor:I appreciate that you recognize that my time is precious
Doctor:thank you for chatting with me
Doctor:good day
User:i know the value of time doctor, god has thought me with lessons and experience... tak care have a good day....
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