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Query about under weight and how to increase it - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I'm 22
User :   i weigh around 40
User :   and i am 5 '5
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I am underweight and I feel tired all the time
Doctor :   Ok
User :   My appetite isn't very good either.Either I'm very hungry or I don't feel like eating anything at all
User :   That's about it
Doctor :   May I know if you have seen a doctor in the past for your weight problem?
User :   Not specifically for weight problem.But I did make a mention of it and I was asked to eat regularly.
Doctor :   May I know your gender?
User :   My bad. Female
Doctor :   Have you been evaluated for thyroid problems/anaemia?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   My blood test however revealed something like blood cells being ,mildly anisotropic
User :   alright
Doctor :   Weight changes are genetically predetermined but are modified by various other factors.
Doctor :   Diet is one of the component.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Apart from the diet, hormone factors are equally important.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Hence, if your concern is that you are eating well and inspite of that you are not gaining weight, then you need to check both thyroid functions and blood sugars.
User :   Ok I shall do that.My diet has been regular for the past 5-6 months and I still don't see any change in my weight
Doctor :   If it's the case, I think you need to consider the test first.
Doctor :   Test should include thyroid functions, anaemia and blood sugars.
User :   Alright I shall do it soon.Thanks for the consultation!
Doctor :   In the mean time, include protein rich food to your diet.
User :   Alright
Doctor :   Few examples of protein rich diet include, pulses, wheat, egg, meat and so on.
Doctor :   Protein supplements such as triptin biscuits, b protein supplements can also be included.
User :   alright
Doctor :   I will help you in giving you a better diet plan after making sure the thyroid functions and other blood work ups are normal.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   None as of now.I've followed it.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Have a great day!!!
User :   you too
User :   :)
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