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Underweight. Need proper diet plan. Help - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor, I am XXXX this side
User:May I know your speciality ?
Doctor:I am a internist (Internal medicine )
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:My query was regarding my diet plan
User:apparentely I am underweight
User:and more over my lifestyle is very active
User:so due to my work diet isn't that much what it should be
Doctor:May i know your height and weight ?
User:156cm n 43
Doctor:you seem to have a low bmi of 17.67
Doctor:have u been prescribed any diet , to improve your weight ?
User:not exactly
Doctor:have u undergone any tests, to rule out conditions like hyperthyroidism ?
Doctor:so , u have not undergone any medical checks ?
User:not really
User:what could be the possibility for the same?
Doctor:first and foremost, you should increase your protein content in your food , with eggs, pulses, beans, soya protein, lentils, etc
Doctor:are u a vegetarian ?
User:a non veg
User:is it a possibility to get a complete diet plan so that i follow it on regular basis.
Doctor:In that case, having lean muscle portion of mutton, would also be good
Doctor:in addition, to that, you should also do weight gaining exercises, which help to build up your body muscles , and tone them up
Doctor:taking supplements of calcium, iron and Vit D is also essential
User:what kind off exercises they are?
Doctor:they are like lifting weights , in a gym
Doctor:you need not go for serious body building or so
User:but my schedule is so tight that i hardly get time for gyming
Doctor:Then u need to manage your time, so, that you can fit in at least 30 mins to 1 hr of workout in a gym
User:and the diet plan?
Doctor:In addition, i would advise you to get a few tests, like Complete hemogram, peripheral blood smear, thyroid fucntions, renal and liver functions, tests
Doctor:based on them, further assessment or treatment if needed can be decided
Doctor:a proper diet plan, needs a dietician, who will consult with you, in person and give you according to ur needs
Doctor:I shall let the Customer care, contact u to assist u with that
Doctor:can i have your phone no ?
User:ohk......its 0000
Doctor:i have intimated, the customer care , they will contact u soon
User:Thank You doctor
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