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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   just want to check , what can be my ideal plan , so as to reduce my weight
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender, height, weight and waist circumference?
User :   age:31 years , gender : male , height : approx 66 inches, weight : approx 100 Kg & waist ; 40 Inch
Doctor :   Do you have any medical illness such as diabetes/thyroid problems/liver disease?
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol?
User :   yes i 'm a thyroid patient and taking 1 eletroxin per day
Doctor :   Have you tried any weight reducing measures before?
User :   no liquor , no smoking
Doctor :   Have you tried any weight reducing measures before?
User :   yes , and reduced more then 20 kg in 2007-08, but again regain it and back to the same level
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Weight changes are affected by various factors, well known factors among them are
Doctor :   genes, hormonal factors, presence of risk factors such as sedentary work style, lack of physical exercise, calorie intake and so on.
Doctor :   A right balance among these factors are essential if you want to loose weight significantly.
Doctor :   This is going to be a gradual and slow process.
Doctor :   let me put this across in simple words.
Doctor :   Get a thyroid profile checked, if you have n
Doctor :   First and the most important(based on the details that you have provided) is your thyroid problem.
Doctor :   *haven't checked in the recent past.
Doctor :   Based on the those reports, you have to alter the dose of the thyroid supplements.
Doctor :   Weight gain will not occur if your thyroid hormones are not under control.
Doctor :   The next step, if the thyroid hormones are under control is
Doctor :   physical exercise.
User :   already done 15 days back, and got the report checked in fortis. Earlier I was taking 150 mg , which they have asked me to reduced.
Doctor :   yes, follow them as regular as possible.
User :   do get it checked at a regular interval of 6 months as asked by doctors
Doctor :   By physical exercises, I mean those exercises which causes rise in heart beat and sweating. T
Doctor :   The simplest of this is brisk walking, jogging or thread mill exercises.
User :   that i have also started and join the Gold GYM for one year and regular from last 15 days
Doctor :   I would suggest you to concentrate more on brisk walking, jogging or thread mill more than any other exercise.
Doctor :   You can include abdominal exercise along with it, if your body is able to.
Doctor :   Limit the duration of these exercises to as much as the body can take and be regular with it.
User :   my question is for my diet plan , like if my blood group is B+ive nd if i'm a thyroid patient , then what should i eat nd what should i avoid
Doctor :   You can take regular breaks if you want to and let those breaks too be as regular.
Doctor :   Avoid frequent breaks.
User :   like
Doctor :   Diet that you need depends on your calorie requirement,
Doctor :   In general avoid sugars, avoid high calorie and high fat diet such as refined grains, high fat dairy products, use whole fruits and 6 servings of fruits and vegetables.
Doctor :   At this point of time, I would also suggest you to consider getting a diet counselling
Doctor :   done by our nutritionist through a get a diet plan
User :   how can we go about for diet pla
User :   through your nutrionists
Doctor :   which is offered to you.
Doctor :   You can place a request from the home page and get a diet plan option.
Doctor :   One of our executive will get back to you we get the request.
Doctor :   I would also like to give you the information of other weight reducing programme which are available.
Doctor :   Though diet and exercise programme is the widely used programme, other means of dealing with weight reduction are
Doctor :   1. Liposuction - a surgical procedure where the excessive fat storage is removed.
Doctor :   2. Medical drugs which reduce the appetite -
Doctor :   these drugs are however prescription medications,
Doctor :   the disadvantages of these drugs are that they can cause variety of side effects and occasionally they can cause drug dependance.
Doctor :   My personal suggestion is that you limit your plans to the diet and exercise, be regular with your thyroid supplements.
User :   Agreed.
Doctor :   Be patient and regular with these and you will be able to loose weight.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Yes , one more question
Doctor :   Proceed.
User :   We keep on hearing about GM diet plan .... do you think , person should follow once in one month to detoxify the body
Doctor :   Free radical are constantly formed and are naturally detoxified regularly by body's mechanism.
Doctor :   A good nutrition, improved vitamin intake, restricting alcohol are essential in aiding this process.
Doctor :   If you can follow this than regular detoxifications is not needed.
User :   not getting it
User :   i mean to say .... not only for detoxification , but to reduce weight as well.
Doctor :   If you can be regular with physical exercises and follow up with a strict diet plan as suggested by the dietician and be regular with thyroid treatment,
Doctor :   you will be able to reduce weight,
Doctor :   There is no need for an extra diet plan to reduce the weight.
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no ... thanks for your valuable advise
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye and have a gud day
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