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Tests to detect sudden increase in weight, weight loss program - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   Hi doctor
User :   my age is 36
User :   i weigh 58 currently and my height is 161
User :   while i am fine on the BMI etc
Doctor :   ok
User :   i donot have a tendency to put on weight very easily however i was a 53 till 2 yrs ago
User :   and 55 abt a yr ago
User :   the pace at which i am gaining is worrying me
User :   moreover i seem to be gaining unhealthy weight around my tummy thigh etc
Doctor :   ok. if the weight gain is rapid, then you should consider getting hormonal status checked to rule out any underlying hormonal problems.
User :   i understand its a function of age too but at this rate i dont know where i would end up :)
User :   have done a thyroid check recently and that was normal
User :   and usual blood test sugar test etc normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   were lipid levels and liver function checked?
User :   no
Doctor :   then these tests will need to be done to see if any abnormality is present
User :   so what are these tests named as in a patho - will lipid test suggest liver and harmonal check
Doctor :   no all are different
Doctor :   you will nee dto tell these: lipid profile, LFT, BUn, Uric acid, s.creatinine, CBC.
User :   ok great have made a note of it
User :   also what diet is recommended to shed off this excess weight
Doctor :   you can request for diet plan and detailed discussion on weight loss with dietician. place a request t o have a consult with dietician on your home page
User :   ok got it
User :   Thanks Dr XXX
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   That will be all thanks.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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