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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   I work in night shift, am not able to follow proper diet
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   how can i help myself to stay healthy tho working in nite shifts?
Doctor :  
Night shift do not cause health problems
Doctor :   Night shift do not cause health problems if you are having good amount of sleep in the day.
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But lack of propes diet does.
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So let me know about your diet pattern
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to help you better.
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   i get up at noon, have lunch, give some 4 hrs have some evening snack, and later dinner
User :   Im Male/24
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Ok.
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And what do your meals mainly comprise of.
Doctor :   Do you take only fast food?
User :   most of the time I take rice and grains, and wheat bread and meat at nite, snack wud b typical sout indian food no fats at all
Doctor :  
Ok.
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What kind of job do you do>
User :   I am a Software engineer
Doctor :  
Ok.
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Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   I get acidity some times
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Ok.
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I shall brief you now.
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Night shifts, stress and lack of proper diet can mainly cause these problems.
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1. Gastritis which you been having.
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2. weight changes, usually may result in putting up weight unless you are fasting.
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3. Psychological disturbances.
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I shall give you few suggestions to counter these.
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1.
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For gastritis,
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1 you can take syp mucaine gel whenevet there is pain due to gastritis.
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2. Avoid drinking coffee or tea
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Once in a while is ok.
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3. plan a fixed dietary pattern and be regular with it.
Doctor :   restrict deep fried foods or fast foods.
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Have you followed?
User :   yeah
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Ok.
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Now coming on to the 2nd problem.
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generally sedentary life style and improper food habbits result in lipid deposition in the area of the stomach and other areas.
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Unless you ev=xercise they result in obestity.
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So try planning a dietary regimen for your self.
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Which should include three time meal pattern.
User :   ok
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Since you do not have any medical illness there is no restriction of diet except
User :   ok
Doctor :  
those which i mentioned earlier.
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I shall give you an example
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morning you can have a light breakfast, since i think you go to sleep after that.
Doctor :   Am i right?
User :   yeah i reach at 5:00 AM in the morning
User :   if i eat something then getting sleep is lil difficult :)
Doctor :   It could be that way for some time.
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Because of the change in the regimen.
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But over the period of time you will have no effects.
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You can take a glass of milk.
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Or you can use oats.
User :   okay
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Have you followed.
User :   yep
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After lunch is your choice.
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Since i think there is no problem with that, i shall skip that.
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Have a small snack in the evening.
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Like tea/milk with biscuits.
User :   these shifts has increased my hair fall as well
User :   :(
User :   yep
Doctor :  
Dinner can be
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Yes they are because of the stress.
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Approximately how much hair do you loose?
User :   hmm 50-70 i reckon
Doctor :   I am sorry, again dinner can be of your choice.
User :   yep
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Follow the three meals regimen and you should have no provlem with dietary issues.
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And regarding your hair loss.
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Do you also have dandruff problems?
User :   no my head's clean
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Ok.
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Loosing 50 to 70 hair is quite significant.
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They are mainly caused due to the stress.
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You can try minoxidil solution.
User :   whats this?
Doctor :   It is the medical treatment for the hair loss.
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It is a liduid formula just like hair oil.'
User :   'll i get this in any medical shop?
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They have to be applied to the areas of mcimal hair fall/
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You can get these is some medical shops.
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Not all have them.
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You can look in to the pharmacy near your area,
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Or they will be available at cash pharmacy.
User :   yeah, no side effects right?
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They have to be used only for some time like, 3 to 6 months.
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Long term use have some side effects.\
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You can use multivitamin along with them.
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Have you followed?
User :   yeah, for stress i drink once in week is tat fine?
Doctor :  
Drinking once in a week is ok.
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But try to find some other measure of stress control
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Waiting for the week is too long.
User :   yeah, i break the rules some times ;)
Doctor :   Thats what i said once or twice a week is ok.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   For anxity and stress control,
User :   yep
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There are medical treatment for that.
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But i shall avoid those in you.
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There are other means of enjoying your work.
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You may be knowing some.
User :   yeah
User :   yeah
User :   im getting black circles under my eyes, wat shud i do for this?
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