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Normal BMI and flab around stomach - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   Are you Back ?
User :   doc i have obesity problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   i m 94.4 kg 6'10 feet
Doctor :   Are you sure on the details that you have provided me
User :   20 years xxxxxx unmarried no dependents i m smoking right now but i smoke rarely and drink 1 beer occassionally
Doctor :   94.4 kg 6'10 feet ?
User :   i exercise regularly 10 km a day on treadmill
User :   yes
Doctor :   That is 6 feet and 10 "
User :   my weoight was 102 kg approx 2 moinths ago
User :   i lost more than 6 kg in about 20 days on exrcise
User :   but when iot came to 96.6 it stopped
Doctor :   Well then your BMI is 22 and that is very normal and nothing to worry about but if your looking for any particular areas that you are having the Excess Fat if you can tell me Then i may be able to help you Further
User :   what i have checked my bmi its about 29.9
Doctor :   Underweight =
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
Doctor :   Please dive the right values if your talking in inches the you need to make the necessary changes
User :   well in inches it is 171
Doctor :   i think it would be 171 cm not inches
Doctor :   since in inches your height would be 82
User :   well i can tell you that it is 6 feet and 10 inches
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then your BMI is 22 and that is very much in the normal range that your having and if in particular looking at some problem areas the you might mention them i shall tell you the exercise that you might need to do.
User :   my belly at its widest is 41 inch and my hips at widest are 46 inches and thighs in the middle is 26 inches
Doctor :   ok
User :   i want to lose weight from my lower body areas as my chest is 39 inch
Doctor :   then you need to continue the tread mill and instead of looking at the distance traveled keep
Doctor :   a watch at the Time taken and the time spent at teh machine
Doctor :   and make sure that you keep reducing it day by day
User :   ok i take about 57 minutes to complete 5 kms
Doctor :   this will increase your endurance and your stamina and help you later life
User :   and i do it twice a day
Doctor :   it should be done in 30 min time
User :   today morning i was frustrated to see only 100 gms loss after walking 10 kms yesterday
Doctor :   Also get in to Swimming and that will help you reduce your lower body and increase your upper body mass hence get you in shape
User :   sometime back the reducing pace was 500 to 600 gms a day
Doctor :   Yes since the time taken To burn out the Fat is quite significant in your case
Doctor :   by that way you will not be able to reduce it
User :   and then i decided to do more and went on to run and walk 8 kms and after that i saw the weight reduced to 1 kg
Doctor :   Yes that is another issue that initially when you start you would loose lot of wight significant in time and after that its mere strengthening of the muscles
User :   but this is not the problem the problem is that my body tends to gain weight very fast
Doctor :   So at later date there might not be significant weight loss but it is essential for you to stick to your regimen
User :   if i leave exercising for 2 days i comes back at it was a week before
Doctor :   Consistency will be the key you need to be regular and consistent and also keep a watch on what you eat..
Doctor :   That is what i meant by consistency that you need to do it regularly
Doctor :   Without fail
User :   i have a liitle brother who is 5ft 7 inch and is 106 kg
Doctor :   Take to swimming too since it will help you further in making your upper Body strong and reduce the Lower body Fat
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   He is Significantly obese
User :   and i m sorry i made a mistake my height is 5 ft and 11 inch
Doctor :   Morbid Obesity He will need to act now since it is increasing his chances of medical disorders
Doctor :   That is your Height is it
User :   yes
User :   now tell me is it genetic
Doctor :   Are your parent obese too
Doctor :   and do you have any medical illness like Hypothyroidism
Doctor :   Have you got your self evaluated for the same
User :   well not too much my father used to be of 88 kg one time but that was many years back now he is 72 kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   well i have never been ill last year i got fever for which i had been hospitalised for seven days and the fever remained for 1 and half months
Doctor :   then in that case all that you need to do is get your self evaluated for Hypothyroidism and if that comes clear you will need to stick to your exercise regimen
Doctor :   What was the Diagnosis then and Have you been completely relieved of it
User :   due to that i became weak and lost about 50% of calcium in my body
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes they tested but were unable to diagnose it and it happened because of me sinking in wate at a water park
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did they get any Lung infections that you were carrying then
User :   but now i m completely ok and after the fever my weight which was reduced to 87 kg came back to 96.6
Doctor :   ok
User :   no they said i was an infection or a virul
Doctor :   Do you have any Phobia to waters now or any aversions kind
User :   no i love water and after the incident still i feel of going into water whenever got a chance
Doctor :   Yes then it will help the cause and if you Do know swimming then that is the best thing that you can start your self on for loosing weight
User :   well i dont know swimming but i m working hard and still the weight stays at it place
User :   well i just want to lose weight from my hips and thighs
Doctor :   this will help you initially to stay afloat and by then you can get to learn swimming please get your self trained by the trained Swimmer beside you since you have a history of bad time at water it becomes all the more essential
Doctor :   I have told you the best option that is around
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User :   so you mean swimming can help me]
User :   but how much at a time
Doctor :   Certainly yes it is the best and recommended one by all Doctors especially for the once who would like to reduce weight
Doctor :   that will depend on your stamina and how long you can stay at the water
User :   and for my brother what can i do
Doctor :   it will improve slowly
Doctor :   He need to seriously look into reducing weight and a medical examination is essential in his case
User :   he has been examined with hormonal test and fatty acid test
Doctor :   ok what are the values and is there any thing significant
User :   fatty acid are slightly high but doctors say he is ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   He needs to watch his diet
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
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User :   evrything is fine but still he is overweight he has slightly high cholestrol too
Doctor :   You can get in touch with them they wil help you better
User :   ok docv thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
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