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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 616 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :  
I need your advice on my diet sothat i can loose weight
Doctor :   Sure
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May I ask you few questions to know about you?
User :   sure
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Gender, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight
User :  
age 29
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female
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software engineer
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married
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5 feet 3 inch
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weight 85 kgd
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i gave birth to a baby 6 months ago
User :   n my baby is still on breast feeding
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
i underwet a surgery for delivery
Doctor :   How much was your weight before pregnancy?
User :  
68 kgs
Doctor :  
Ok
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Have you followed any measures to reduce your weight>
User :   cut down oils and ghee stuff
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Thats good
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Other than that?
User :  
nothing else..basically i dont eat junt food and non veg
User :  
i take rice and veg curries on daily basis
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Fine
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Now you need to be more strict in your diet
User :  
and more over i feel very low energy levels all the day
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as the results are not positive
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and also start an exercise
User :  
yes..can you suggest me on that
Doctor :   Sure
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Start an exercise
User :   like..
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aerobics?
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which you can adthere to
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Can be walking, aerobics
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Cycling
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Or even a sport you enjoy
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Which is best suitable for you?
User :   guess.. aerobics is interesting
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Yes
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it would be better
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Because daily there will be change in exercise and you will be in a grou
User :   but can i do all of the steps
Doctor :  
Start slow but start smart
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and adhere to it
User :   how about diet
Doctor :   Ofcourse
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now you have started right by avoiding oily and junk foods
User :  
please suggest me something on that
Doctor :   So, in addition to that

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Try to decrease the quantity of intake as well
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Like 2 chapathis instead of 3
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Go for sambar instead of chutney
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Avoid coconut
User :   i tried to reduce ..but it again affecting my milk production for baby
Doctor :  
Ok
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Start it in small measures
User :  
ok
User :   also i repeatedly get cold

Doctor :  
Targetting it with both diet and exercise
Doctor :  
is sure to give you results
User :  
i heard there are some vaccinations to get rid of cold for 6 months..is it true?
Doctor :   No

Doctor :   That is a myth
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Because
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everytime, the virus will be new
User :  
ohh..
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and vaccine will be for 1 type of virus only
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So, it wont be effective
User :   oh ok
Doctor :  
Go ahead with diet and exercise
Doctor :  
It will take care of your immunity and help you
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   can suggest me what is the right time to take action on cervical cancer?

Doctor :  
Go for screening test called Pap smear once a year
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especially after 35 yrears of age
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That will help in early detection if any
User :   oh ok

Doctor :  
Do you want to ask anything else?
User :   can it be avoided through any vaccine?
Doctor :  
No
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Screening is sufficient
User :  
oh
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It is fully treatable
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If treated early
User :  
can you tell me some tip to reduce scars on my tummy?
Doctor :  
So do not have unnecessary fear about it
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You can use Meladerm
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twice daily
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Apply topically to the affected area
User :  
how long appoximately?
Doctor :   It is a cream

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Try it for 3 months atleast
User :  
ok
User :  
i have seen some posters saying U - Care...completely reversible
Doctor :  
Where?
User :  
i think is to avaoid pregenency...can you tell me ..how it is reversible?
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What it is?
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Like a drug you mean to say
User :  
in some pharmacy
User :  
also in hospital
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Ok
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There are many such commercials
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I really cannot comment on it
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As I dont have much knowledge about that
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So, for what if you can tell me, I would be able to advise you better
User :  
as i told ..it is for pregnency postponement
Doctor :  
Ok
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There are methods for it
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Like taking pills
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Or Getting depot injections once in 3 months
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Or the safest method like your husband using a condom
User :  
people say ..condom is not safe all the times
Doctor :   Bcos there will be times when it ruptures
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But if you use a good quality one
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then there wont be any problem
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All the methods have a few loopholes
Doctor :   So, nothing against/for a specific method

Doctor :  
It depends on the patients health and suitability to choose
Doctor :   So, you can discuss with the above methods I mentioned along with devices like Copper T
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with your Gynecologist and go for the most suitable one
User :   ok

Doctor :  
Copper T and such devices are not recommended if you have menstrual problems
Doctor :  
Just for your info I mentioned that
User :   since last few years my chin area became black...also one or two hairs are growing

Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
can you suggest any cream for that
Doctor :  
Rather than cream I suggest you to get it removed with the help of Laser therapy
User :   how about blackness?
Doctor :   That would be a permanent solution as well

Doctor :  
And quite successful
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For blackness I will suggest a cream, you can go for that
Doctor :  
Bright daycream
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Apply over the entire face twice daily
User :  
will it be available in all pharmacies....if not can you tell any alternate for that
Doctor :   NO
Doctor :  
It will be available
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
You need not worry about that
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   i guess it is because of pigmentation over chin area

User :  
but shall i apply all over the face?....wont be a problem?
Doctor :   No

Doctor :  
I want to avoid it spreading to other areas as well
User :  
oh ok
Doctor :  
So apply it as a whole
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It will prevent such things
User :  
my mother in law is 55 yrs old
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
she eats well...buts feels energy less
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
she says ..her hands are paining
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Since when is this?
User :  
leg muscles below kness are paining
User :  
since few days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
I will suggest her to do some exerises
User :  
shall we go for calcium tablets?
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to improve circulation
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in the body
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Yes
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I will give you a multimineral tablet
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She can take Essvit 1 daily after breakfast
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Along with a mild exercise like Walking daily for 20 minutes
User :  
she walks alot anyways in managing my child ;-)
Doctor :  
Thats good
Doctor :  
ok
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But still continously if she does
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It will bring some effects
User :  
ok
User :  
how about calcium tablets?
Doctor :  
This will have calcium
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in it
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
She can go for a test called as Serum Calcium
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to diagnose any calcium defeciency
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If so, then Calcium tabs are advisable
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Otherwise, no
User :  
oh..
User :  
people say ..calcium intake is good for women
Doctor :  
Yes, but if it is low only
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Has to be tested first
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If taken heavily it will result in Kidney stones
User :  
thats why we were planning to take calcium sandoz chewing tabs daily one
Doctor :  
I mean unnecessarily
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You can take
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it
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as you are feeding your child
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But not your mother in law
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Even you have to consult your gynecologist to stop at right time
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :  
i used to take supracal tablet daily one ...but my baby got teeth emerged in early days of 5th month itself...people said ....calcium is over dosed...so got scared and stopped
Doctor :  
Do not to listen to such thing
Doctor :  
Go by your gynecologist's advice only
Doctor :  
Is that clear?
User :  
yes
User :   thanks alot doctor for clarifying lots of doubts and giving suggestions.
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User :   done

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