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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor..GM..My BMI is 25. please advice me how can i loose weight and further control it. Iam also facing a problem of lower back ache
User :   I have a buldge between L4 and L5
Doctor :   Let me read yopur query
Doctor :   May i know your age, height and weight?
User :   31, 5feet4inc, 67
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Please suggest me what will be a suitable solution to my problem
Doctor :   Your ideal weight should be between 50 and 55
Doctor :   You need to have a proper balanced diet and also do regular exercise.
Doctor :   But since you have a bulge between L4 and L5 you need to take proper care.
Doctor :   1) Take a brisk walk daily for 25 to 30 minutes.
Doctor :   2)Add more of fruits and veggies in the diet
User :   ok...will walking on the tread mill help
Doctor :   Do not walk too fast.
Doctor :   Do you have any pain at L4 L5'
User :   yes
User :   the pain is constant
Doctor :   Then you do not have to walk very fast
Doctor :   But at a pace where you are comfortable.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3)Have six small meals in a day instead of 3 large meals
Doctor :   4)Drink lots of water
Doctor :   5)Include more of juices, salads in your diet.
Doctor :   6)Go for a walk after lunch and dinner for 15 minutes.
Doctor :   Are you following what i have said?
User :   yes
User :   i go for gym in the mornings but not regular
User :   bcoz of the back ache
Doctor :   Even if you do a walk daily for 25 to 30 minutes daily it is fine.
User :   i do some stretching exercises too
User :   under the guidance of trainer
Doctor :   Ok thats good if it does not increase your pain
User :   but somehow due to overweight the pain doesnot decrease
User :   thts wht i guess
Doctor :   You need to get some physiotherapy exercises for your pain.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   That will help you in relieving pain.
User :   Sure Doctor
Doctor :   Anything else you would like to know?
User :   Thts over for the day
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   Thank you for your guidance
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