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Less than normal weight for height. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Hi
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I WANT TO ASK FROM YOU THAT ACCORDING TO MY HEIGHT & AGE MY WEIGHT IS LESS
Doctor:Ok
User:SO PLEASE TELL ME HOW CAN I GET WEIGHT & FAT
Doctor:May I know your height and weight?
User:YES PLEASE MY HEIGHT IS 5.7 FT & WEIGHT IS 48 KG
Doctor:Do you suffer from any medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problems?
User:no sir
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:ok
Doctor:Based on the details provided, yes, you seem below normal weight.
User:yes doctor
Doctor:The ideal weight for you would be between 60-70 kg.
User:yes doctor
Doctor:I would like you to exclude both diabetes and hyperthyroidism, if you haven't checked those in the past.
Doctor:Both these conditions can reduce weight.
Doctor:If both the conditions have been ruled out, dietary supplements can help you increase weight.
User:please tell me the symptoms of both then i tried to reply you because i can't check till today.
Doctor:Both diabetes and hyperthyroidism are usually detected incidently while investigating.
Doctor:Few symptoms associated with diabetes are easy tiredness, weakness, weight and appetite changes, vision changes, recurrent infections, delayed wound healing and so on.
Doctor:Hyperthyroidism on the other had causes weight loss, palpitation, sweating, tremors and so on.
Doctor:Few patients also report of swelling infront of neck and protruded eyes with hyperthyroidism.
Doctor:You may or may not have all these symptoms.
User:doctor i have the symptoms of diabetes
Doctor:Both the medical conditions is confirmed only by means of tests.
Doctor:Therefore if you suspect presence of diabetes, it is advisable to get your blood tested.
User:where the blood test is done.
Doctor:It can be done at any reputed laboratory.
Doctor:you can ask for fasting and post prandial blood sugars along with serum T3, T4 and TSH levels.
User:where doctor
Doctor:The samples need to be given both fasting and after food.
Doctor:Any of your nearest laboratory can perform these test.
User:if i am suffering from this so how can i remove this problem.
Doctor:Once diabetes and hyperthyroidism is ruled out, you can start on a dietary regimen to put on weight.
Doctor:You can contact the customer support team who can guide you to one of our dietician.
Doctor:He/she can prepare a personalised diet to help you put on weight.
Doctor:Both the 2 conditions can be treated with medications.
Doctor:So you need not worry.
Doctor:Get the tests and that will help us proceed with the next step.
User:thanx doctor
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