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Tired and sleepy for 3 days - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you, Shalini?
User :   hi doc remembe i came to u this morning fr feeling tired ness and sleepy
Doctor :   I am not the same doctor

Doctor :  
But I can see it in your chat history
Doctor :  
Shall I do that now?
User :   yes plz
Doctor :   Fine

User :   basically i haave been feelng tired and sleepy whole day for past 2-3 days
Doctor :  
proceed with your query
User :   i got eletrolyte done yesterday
Doctor :   Ok

User :   XXXXXXXXrythng came normal except potassium lXXXXXXXXl whch is 5.21 and max should be like 5.10
Doctor :   Yes

User :   its on higher side
Doctor :  
Not a major difference
User :   wat does tat indicate
Doctor :  
Avoid bannanas in your diet
User :   ok
User :   why is it high
Doctor :   Usually happens due to certain medications and also dietary intake

Doctor :  
But it is only slightly high
User :   certain medications means
Doctor :  
and you can rXXXXXXXXrse it
Doctor :  
blood pressure medications
Doctor :  
blood transfustion
User :   wat else
Doctor :   due to injury like burns

User :   is it due to over excercise also
Doctor :  
but in your case it is very close to normal
Doctor :  
sometimes XXXXXXXXn 5.2 is considered normal
Doctor :  
so it is not of concern
Doctor :   I shall give you a list of potassium rich foods

Doctor :  
Avoid them in your diet to a possible extent
User :   is it due to over excercise
Doctor :  
Yes, it can cause
User :   i have been excercising a lot lately
Doctor :  
but you have mentioned that you have are not able to exercise of late
Doctor :  
Too much of anything is bad
Doctor :  
Especially in your case
Doctor :   Do not stop exercising
User :   since 2-3 days only
User :   ok
Doctor :  
do it for 30-40 minutes daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   u were supose to giveme chart
Doctor :   the list
User :   of foods tat have ppotassiunm
Doctor :  
Yes I shall do that
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Bananas
Oranges
Apricots
Avocado
Strawberries
Potatoes
Tomatoes
Cucumber
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Chard
Bell pepper
Eggplant
Squash
Crimini mushrooms
Brussels sprouts
Turmeric
Parsley
Spinach
Broccoli
Tuna
Halibut
Doctor :   It was a vertical list
Doctor :  
hence come without commas
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Can you read it without confustion
User :   yyes doc
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :  
Avoid those foods
Doctor :  
Need not abstain from it fully
User :   can u presc ribe me a diet too...i want to loose weight
Doctor :  
Sure
Doctor :  
I can send a tailor made diet chart for this purpose
Doctor :  
You will need to order it seperately
Doctor :  
If you are interested I shall give you the link
User :   ok
User :   send it here
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW User :   send me the diet also
Doctor :   It is not done instantaneously
Doctor :  
We need upto 48 hours to prepare it to you
Doctor :  
and it is subject specific
User :   ok
Doctor :  
depending on your age, height, weight, activity lXXXXXXXXl, other medical condtions and the potassium status in your case
Doctor :  
all those things have to be considered
User :   if i goto tt partcular site will they give instantnly
Doctor :  
I shall not comment on that
Doctor :  
Here we take time as we take care
Doctor :  
We spend a lot of time in planning it
Doctor :   Hope you are getting it
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   so i need not wrry abt potassium
Doctor :   No
User :   i do 1/2 hour walk in morng thn goto gym...excerise 30 min thn XXXXXXXX go for walk again
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
You can do that if you enjoy outdoors
User :   ok
Doctor :  
otherwise treadmill with 2% inclination is good enough
User :   ans=d speed
Doctor :   Sorry

Doctor :  
I could not get you
User :   wat sgld be treadmill speed
Doctor :   Speed is to your comfort lXXXXXXXXls

Doctor :  
Ideally it is said exert as far as possible till you can talk comfortably while exercising
Doctor :  
that is the indicator
Doctor :  
I think you can do it in the range of 5-6 kms
Doctor :  
if you are fit enough
Doctor :  
otherwise lower readings is also fine
Doctor :  
if you are more accustomed then above 6 as well
Doctor :  
No restrictions
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?

User :   jst wanted a diet chart'
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
Order for the same
Doctor :  
Our nutritionist shall get back to you
User :   ok thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :  
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