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Use of sauna belts for reducing weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I have a query..
Doctor :   sure
User :   I need to know whether using belts like "Sauna Belts" for reducing the body weight is recommeded
User :   ?
Doctor :   the best option for reducing weight
Doctor :   is diet/ excercise combination-
Doctor :   unless you have a medical problem that is causing the problem( overweight)
User :   but my mother facing severe joint pains so she cannot do exercises, so what could be done for her
Doctor :   how old is your mother?
User :   50 yrs
Doctor :   ht/wt?
User :   may be 5ft/65
Doctor :   has a cause for the joint pains been diagnosed?
User :   ya its going on.. with the local doctors
Doctor :   has hypothyroidism been ruled out?
User :   not sure..
Doctor :   your mothers BMI is still in the below obese range
User :   but doctors says rheumatics.. like that
User :   the ht/wt is not sure for me..
Doctor :   does she have any health problems previously ?
User :   just guessing
Doctor :   ok
User :   not this joint pains started recently by 2-3 yrs.. back
User :   and she cannt do any heavy works like washing, etc
Doctor :   even with joint pains exercises are good for overall health- swimming/ exercising in water- like water aerobics
Doctor :   are good
Doctor :   is she going for physiotherapy?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok- she can try physiotherapy or water exercises- which will not strain her joints but be beneficial after consulting the treating doctor
Doctor :   sauna belts/ magnetic belts etc are all gimmicks- thats all
Doctor :   r u thr?
Doctor :   I have to close this window as there is no response from your side. Please get back if you need any medical advice.
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