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Underweight due to tuberculosis - Diet plan to increase weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you
User :   My daughter is 35y 5'6" height weighs only 45 Kgs. she is unmarried. I wish to increase her weight.
Doctor :  
Ok
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I will help you in this
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Can i ask few questions ?
User :   Pl. tell me what to do
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How is her appetite ?
User :   she eats normally.
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Does she have any medical illness ?
User :   She has constipation
Doctor :   Ok
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does she have any medical illness like thyroid issues
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or tuberculosis
User :   She had tuberclosis in ovaries
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Ok
Doctor :   did she take any treatment of for it
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or any surgery done ?
User :   She has taken treatment
User :   she took the treatment for 9 months.
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Ok
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complete course with out interruption
Doctor :   was taken
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did she TB of chest or lung
User :   She had taken PCR DNA Analysis for Microbacterium tuberclosis (MYCO-SURE) from Dr. Lal Lab
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Ok
User :   Chest X-ray is O.K.
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Ok
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This is the reason for under weight
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Tuberculosis of any organ can result in under wt
User :   but she is underweight since birth
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Ok
Doctor :   Tuberculosis can worsen it further
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Is she vegetarian or non vegetarian
User :   Tuberclosis was diagonised only a year back and she has taken the treatment
User :   She is veg
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Ok
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I will give her few good tips to increase the weight
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Does she consume egg
User :   When she took the tests she had slight Thyroid but after treatment it is o.k.
Doctor :   Was it low thyroid or high thyroid levels
User :   No she does not take egg. But if you suggest she can take it
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Thats good to hear
User :   slightly higher
Doctor :   Ok
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Hyper thyroid
User :   Her thinness is hurdle in her marriage
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this will also contribute to under wt
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Ok
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i understand your problem
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i will help you in this
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Be relaxed
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and not to worry
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Her break fast should include the following things
User :   How can we increase her weight
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B- protin powder, 2-3 tsp in milk
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daily in early morning
Doctor :   and 1 boiled egg, alternate day
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to be taken along with other break fast foods
User :   he daily takes one glass of milk in the breakfast
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along with milk she needs to take this B- protin powder
User :   She is doing water therapy also
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2-3 tsp
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Ok thats good
User :   We will giove B-protin with milk
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Yes need to give B- protin with milk
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and one boiled egg on alternate day
User :   We will definetly give her B-ptrotin powder as suggested by you
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and her break fast also needs following things
User :   O.K. we will give her one bioled egg on alternate days with other breakfast
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I cup of milk+ honey+ 2-3 chopped fruits+ cornflakes
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this is ideal diet for her, atleast she can take 1-2 times in a week
User :   We all family members are taking Banana+ Apple fruit + Oatmeal with milk in the breakfast
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mix honey with it
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even add dry grapes
User :   We will give her these items daily
User :   O.K. we will add dry grapes also
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Ok
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her diet should contain more proteins
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more vitamins
User :   O.K. We will mix honey also with it
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and moderate carbohydrates
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and moderate fat
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she can also consume more cheese, curd and ghee
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these contain fat
User :   What do you suggest for moderate fats.
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will help you to gain wt
User :   How long it will take and how much weght she can gain
User :   An approximate Idea
Doctor :   weight gain is gradual process
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it will take almost 5-6 months
Doctor :   and she can gain 8-9 kgs
User :   This is good and heartening
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Ok
Doctor :   I will also prepare a diet chart for her ht and wt
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to improve the weight
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and send it to your email ID
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can you please mention the E mail ID
User :   If you could give me your e-mail I can send you the details of tests taken
User :   my email id is YYYY@YYYY
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Ok
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Now be relaxed not to worry
User :   Doctor I shall be ever grateful to you for this kind act.
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But she also need a thyroid test once
Doctor :   Please fill the feed back form and comment box
User :   We shall take a thyroid test
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Ok
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Have you filled the feed back form
User :   Where is feedback form
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I have just sent it you
User :   I have filled in the feadback form
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Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to ur service.
User :   Thanks
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