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Losing weight day by day. What could be the reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:hi
User:i have a problem relates to my weight
Doctor:ok
Doctor:May i know your height and weight ?
User:day by day i lose some weight
User:39
User:bcoz of which iam getting weak
Doctor:have you been monitoring your weight regularly ?
User:yes
Doctor:how much of your weigght have u lost in the previous week ?
Doctor:or in the last 1 month ?
Doctor:Are u there ?
User:yes
User:this from teenage
User:i am trying to increase my weight iam unable to do so
Doctor:may i know your age, height and weight ?
User:26, 5.1 ,39
Doctor:you seem to have a very low weight
User:yes
Doctor:can u tell me , how much weight, have you lost in the last 1 month
User:41
Doctor:and what was the XXXXXXX weight, you had achieved anytime in your lifetime ?
User:3 kg
Doctor:and in the last 3 months , how much have you lost ?
User:2 to 3 kg
Doctor:have you undergone any blood tests ?
User:yes
User:no problem in that
Doctor:what and when have you undergone ?
User:a routine body check up
Doctor:can u mention what tests have you done ?
Doctor:have you done a complete hemogram, a peripheral blood smear, liver, kidney function tests ?
User:yes
Doctor:AND ALL OF THat were normal ?
User:ya
Doctor:May i know your Hemoglobin levels ?
User:13
Doctor:do u have proper stools ?
User:yes
Doctor:is there any foul smell or fat filled stools ?
Doctor:the cause for not able to gain weight , could be due to either Less protein intake (diet issues) or due to Loss of nutrients, from food ( due to absorption defects )
User:no nothing like that...
User:ok
Doctor:first a stool test, needs to be done, to check for malabsorption
User:so any diet suggestions
Doctor:to gain weight, you need to increase your protien intake
User:k
Doctor:are u a vegetarian ?
User:yes iam
Doctor:do u eat eggs ?
User:yes ocassionally
Doctor:the most likely cause of you not being able to gain weight, could be due to you being a vegetarian, and not having enough of protine XXXXXXX food
Doctor:increase the intake of whole grains
User:ok
Doctor:like beans, black bengal gram, which you can soak in water
User:yes
User:k
Doctor:and eat a cup of that each day ,morning
Doctor:and one in the evening
Doctor:in addition, you can also have a egg , in the same way
User:k
Doctor:All beans, lentils, and peas are an excellent vegetarian and vegan source of protein, so eat whichever one you like
Doctor:increase intake of Soy,
User:k
Doctor:Nuts, including peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts all contain protein, as do seeds such as sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.
User:k
Doctor:lastly, you can also take protein powder supplements , like NUTRILITE OR protienex
User:ok i would try these
Doctor:in addition, join a gym, and try weight training exercises
Doctor:these will help to improve the bulk of your muscles ,and you will gain weight over time
User:k
Doctor:follow the above steps, and you will gain weight over time
User:lemme
Doctor:first, as advised get the tests done, to rule out malabsorption syndromes
User:ok
User:thanx
Doctor:i hope your query has been answered
User:yes
User:bye tc
Doctor:bye for now
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