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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Good Morning Doctor
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health query
User :   Just a few questions on Herbalife products for my health
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ok
User :   i have just started by Afresh from Herbalife. is this a safe product
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what do want to know about them?
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and for what purpose are using them?
User :   it is being used with water and to cut down on my tummy fat
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please provide your age, gender, location, occupation
User :   age-44, male,
User :   weight - 81 kg, height 6 feet 3 inches
Doctor :   ok
User :   just wanted to know if these herbalife products are generally safe
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your BMI is 22
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which is normal for your heigt
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if you only want to lose tummy fat, it has to be done with diet and lifestyle changes
User :   yeah, actually i have only tummy fat, rest is perfectly ok
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the herbalife products do have few side effects
User :   like
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usually the ingredients used will have side effects
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you can find out the ingredients used in your product
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and then look for what effects they can cause
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i will give you few examples
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to help you understand
User :   ok
Doctor :  
these effects are not neccesary to show up in everyone, it depends how each persons body reacts to it
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1)Caffeine used in these products can cause nervousness, headaches and higher blood pressure.
Doctor :   2) the protien and soy protiens, can cause allergy in few people
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also if the amount of protien becomes more in body, it could lead to imbalance
User :   ok
Doctor :   hampering bodyĆ¢??s ability to process protein
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#0 other common thing used in herbalife products is shellfish
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and it is known to be a allergy causing agent
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so if you already have allergy to any sea food, it could trigger a reaction
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since only the tummy fat is the proble for you
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you could do abdominal exercises and tone up the muscles and burn the fat
User :   ok
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if you take alcohol, again losing tummy fat is a big problem
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what i would suggest is that you take a consultation in mumbai
User :   yes, but only max 60 ml evry alternate day
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from a plastic surgeon or a cosmetologist
User :   ok
User :   can you recommend
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avoid alcohol use as it upsets normal fat deposition and metabolism
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causing fat to accumulate especially in tummy region
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please give me a moment
User :   ok, will cut down drastically. actually, it all started since i stoipped smoking a year back and my appetite went up
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ok
User :   and i do workout 45 mims 4 days a week
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you can opt for aliposuction to do tummy tuck for you
User :   is this safe
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it can be done in Dr. Trivedis total health care center
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but apart from this you have to maintain a strict diet
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such that you dont gain rebound weight
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and fat in tummy
User :   ok
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Center for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in mumbai is also the best in the country
Doctor :   take aconsult there
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for the diet part
User :   ok
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you can opt to avail our diet and nutrition services
User :   how ?
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Doctor :   you can ask for your diet chart here
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   i have question (simlar) for my daughter aged 19 and her weight is 79 and height 5 feet 7 inches
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Doctor :   her ideal weight for height should be between 60-65 kgs
User :   she also has a psoraisis of the skin , but under control now
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her BMI is increased to 27 which shows she is overweight
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ok
User :   on her hand s and legs
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is she on any steroids now?
User :   she was till 1 year back, but now under control with ayurvedic medicines
Doctor :   ok
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you can opt for diet chart for her too which will come along with a fitness plan to help her lose weight
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and also not regain it back
User :   she is starting on with afresh and some protien shake
User :   will start in the next 2 days
User :   not yet started
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since she is having psoriasis problem
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she should be careful in using any product
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consult her doctor before she can use any product
User :   ok, will do this
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it is always recommended to lose weight naturally and with a healthy diet to avoid complications
User :   yes
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes. thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thats all. thanks
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