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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   When do weight fluctuates?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   dr XXX here
Doctor :   can u tell me ur age
Doctor :   weight
User :   20
Doctor :   and height
User :   69 kg
User :   5'9"
Doctor :   for ur specifications , your height is perfect for u
User :   ok.
User :   i want to know when does weight fluctuates?
User :   I mean the diseases in which symptoms are weight fluctuations.
Doctor :   if stress , infections, and manourishment etc
Doctor :   if fasting for a long time, u can lose weight as well
User :   oh! does stress has direct effect on weight or result in weight fluctuations?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   definitely
User :   what are the diseases in which symptoms are weight fluctuations.
User :   i guess one is diabities?
Doctor :   any chronic infections, hyperthyroidism, other metabolic disorders, cancers, etc can cause loss of weight
Doctor :   diabetes, if uncontrolled and not treated can cause loss of weight
User :   ok. When do you generally ask your patients to track their weight regularly or daily/weekly ? ??
Doctor :   if they have chronic conditions and have obesity and are trying to lose weight ,
User :   do you ask pregnant women to track weight daily or weekly?
Doctor :   weight depends on 3 things, - fluid in body, amount of body fat and excess unwanted metabolites
Doctor :   in pregnancy, its once in 2-3 weeks
Doctor :   that also depends on the stage of pregnancy
Doctor :   weight monitoring is not a part of management of pregnancy
Doctor :   per se
Doctor :   do u have any specific condtion u want to know about ?
User :   Actually i am making a device which can track users weight daily without using of weighing machine. So I want to know what kind of people will use this type of device.
User :   just need help.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have u succeeded in his mision
User :   i dont get u.
Doctor :   have u made any models on this work, as i feel this is a interesting work
Doctor :   many would defintiely be at advantage with such device
User :   yes the model is done. Just want to know what kind of people will buy this device?
Doctor :   ok
User :   what would be the advantage?
Doctor :   people needing to check weight, as in weight watchers, obese people, people with renal issues, with regularly fluid loss or gain, these patients need regular weight monitoring
User :   Oh i see. This was helpful.
User :   what else?
User :   any random thought?
Doctor :   people with chronic illnesses, like TB, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, etc, will also be of help
User :   that look good now.
User :   it was helpful

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