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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :How can I help you?
Doctor :   You are chatting with a doctor here

User :   i am male vegetarian, weighing 89 kgs..i need to loose weight..i have tried different weight loss methods but none is working
Doctor :  
You can ask all types of medical queries here
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall help you
User :   do you have a diet plan for me
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :   I shall send you a diet plan
User :   i need to tell you my prehistory
Doctor :   after taking your details now
User :   i was born with a whole in my heart..for which i underwent open heart surgery when i was 12 years old
User :   i ha
Doctor :   Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
Doctor :   Ok, continue with your medical history also
User :   after which i was hail and hearty...offlate i had put on weight and fell in the bath room while taking bath
Doctor :   ok
User :   i did an MRI SCAN and the doctor had informed me that i have lumbanr problem...then the next time again i took and MRI Scan and then he informed me that i am ok....
User :   last week i went to india to show up and then the doctor told me that i have osteporosis and gave me HP Kit and calcim pills for two weeks and told me that i will feel better
User :   i do excercise every day for half an hour in the tread mill
User :   but i dont see the weight scale going is glued to 89 kgs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can you help me to get into perfect shape in a healthier way
User :   i am confused about my diet..
Doctor :   Look first I appreciate that you wanted to lose weight
Doctor :   Since the weight loss needs patience and perseverence
Doctor :   and the weight should not be lost in a month or two
Doctor :   You need to put the weight loss practices in your daily routine
Doctor :   It is a life long practice, you should understand this
Doctor :   first before you start on the program
User :   i have the patience, but however, due to my back ache and upset stomach i dont get the stamina
Doctor :   You do not have to work vigorously
User :   ok
Doctor :   You need to stick to a customised exercise program
Doctor :   which I can help you in due course of time
User :   ok
User :   i am taking spirulina tablets...for your information
Doctor :   Ok good
Doctor :   Now I shall design a weight loss program for you
Doctor :   with right amount of exercise, diet and some behavioural modifications
User :   doctor i am a vegetarian...
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please give me your details

Doctor :   Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
User :   36 years, Male, Married, no children yet, 5'7 Inches, i wear 38 size pants
User :   i dont look all...but i always wanted to be fit
Doctor :   It is good that you do not look Obese

Doctor :   but your weight and height stats show you are obese
User :   any
Doctor :   and your waist circumference is more than normal
User :   any one who sees me will be surprised that i am 89 kgs
Doctor :   The ideal waist circumference is 34 inches
User :   ok
Doctor :   so you have to start on both weight loss and waist circumference reduction
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The waist circumference reduction will happen along with weight loss
Doctor :   and also adopting some abdominal and aerobic exercises
User :   ok
Doctor :   You have to strengthen your back muscles too
Doctor :   Taking these details you have given to me I shall send you a Personalised Weight loss program with exercises and diet
User :   ok

Doctor :   I guess South Indian Vegeterian Diet is what you want , Is it??
User :   yes
Doctor :   I shall try to make the diet as sumptuous as possible so that you do not feel bored
Doctor :   The diet I give you should be strictly followed
Doctor :   I give you a diet plan which has all 7 days in a week with the exercise of that day.User :   i will follow it..accurately
Doctor :   Now coming to the behavioural modifications
Doctor :   You have to take steps instead of lifts for atleast one or two floors daily
Doctor :   Say your office is in 5th floor, you can take lift till 3rd floor and the other two floors yu can take steps
User :   my building does not have a lift
Doctor :   :) that good
Doctor :   Park your car far away from the entrance of your office
Doctor :   if you have one
User :   ok
Doctor :   so that you walk that extra distance daily
Doctor :   Go to the nearby grocery on foot than car
User :   yeah me and my wife walk till corniche every alternative days

Doctor :   Buy the groceries limited so that you go once in a week for the grocery store on foot
Doctor :   That s good
Doctor :  
Does the over weight run in your family?
Doctor :   father, brothers, grand fa etc
Doctor :   It shows you have moved away from the chat, so I close the window. Please log in again for 24/7 medical help.
User :   no i have not moved
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   I am here
User :   it got closed suddenly by mistake
Doctor :   Ok type your daily routine

User :   both my parents were very lean...i was lean too during my college is just recently i have added weight...due to my tread mill excercise i lost all the
User :   water in my body....but the weight goes down to 83 kgs and a few days later it is back to 89 kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You should not aim reaching your ideal weight
User :   my wife she cooks normal oil, no cheese, no butter..but i dont know why the weight is not going down
Doctor :   which is 65 to 68 kgs
User :   ok..

Doctor :   You should aim to lose weight in short term
Doctor :That is now you should aim to acheive 85 kgs of weight
User :   got it...i will follow your plan
Doctor :   within next 12 weeks
User :   right doc
Doctor :   Then set 10 % more from then for next 8 weeks
Doctor :   and then again 10%
User :   ok
Doctor :   so always the goal should be 5 to 10% of then weight
Doctor :   then you can look like acheiving the target easily
Doctor :  
after acheiving the target you feel good about yourselft
Doctor :   increases your confidence, mental alertness
Doctor :   You start thinking positive
User :  
doc i take spirulina tablet and half a glass of soya milk when i do my excercise
Doctor :   Ok you can continue on that
User :   ok
Doctor :   Never let your self down even though you increase weight by one kg after losing two kgs
User :   are you going to mail me the plan
Doctor :   You should continue with the life style
Doctor :Do not give up
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I shall mail you the plan within 24 hours
User :   ok
Doctor :   The follow up chat with you will be 3 weeks after
User :   now for the back problem which i in the mid of my back spine...what sort of stretch excercise should i do..
Doctor :   so that you can ask for some modifications in case you do not feel like eating the same
User :   ok
Doctor :   The exercise plan has yoga too

Doctor :   You have to start on a particular asana
User :   ok...
Doctor :   called Dhanurasan
Doctor :   or the yoga
Doctor :   to strenghten the back
Doctor :   for back pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   You have to modify the way you sit in a chair
Doctor :   The chair should be as low as possible and the back should be straight all the time
User :   i have taken the best back support for my seat...
Doctor :   the thighs should be parallel
Doctor :   to the ground
Doctor :   and the forearms should be parallel too
Doctor :   keep your shoulders relaxed
Doctor :I shall send you a photo graph to your email ID
Doctor :   how should you sit
User :   ok
Doctor :   And do not sit in the chair for longer than 30 minutes
User :   ok
Doctor :   Get up and walk for 2 minutes
Doctor :   One does not notice this while working
Doctor :as he concentrates on the work than his heatlh
User :   ok
Doctor :   Set an alarm for every 30 to 40 minutes
Doctor :   to get up and walk to the water filter to have a glass of water
Doctor :   so that the water helps in reducing the weight faster and fills your bladder
User :   ok i will start doing that...
Doctor :   to urge you to go to toilet
Doctor :   once in every 1 hour
User :   ok
Doctor :   this way three purposed are met
Doctor :   1) Weight reduction
Doctor :   2) Back pain
Doctor :   3) Adequate water to your body
User :   right...drinking lot of water will result weight loss
Doctor :   Have a glass or two of water 1/2 hour before meal
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do not take meals to the full of stomach
Doctor :   Always make it a point to eat the food in splits
Doctor :   example, lunch box can be eaten in 2 or 3 times rather than at a single lunch time
User :   i just a medium sized bowl..i dont take anything more than that
Doctor :   Take more of complex carbohydrates

Doctor :   like Vegetable, salads, whole grains in the form of wheat, Ragi, Barley
Doctor :   etc
Doctor :   so that the stomach fills faster and it takes time to digest
Doctor :   and you do not feel hungry
User :   i used to avoid carbo hydrate some one told me it will cause weight gain

Doctor :   Use only unsaturated oils
Doctor :   like Olive, Sunflower, Canola
Doctor :   Rice brawn oil is also good
User :   we prepare food in corn oil
Doctor :   Take balanced diet with good amount of carbohydrates, protein and small portion of fats
Doctor :   that is balanced
Doctor :   otherwise you have nutritional deficiencies
User :   ok
octor : Regarding the exercise, most importantly. Do not be irregular
User :   i used to take total lean between and used to excercise is it good
Doctor :   Set an exercise pattern which is easy, acheivable and not prone for injuries
Doctor :   No tablets please
User :   ok
User :   can i do push initially it brings body aches
Doctor :  
Eg for exercise: 5 day per week, 30 minutes, out of which 20 minute cardio, 10 minute for muscle strengthening
Doctor :   Push ups come under Muscle strenthening or endurance exericses
Doctor :   you can gradually increase the 20 minutes cardio to 2 more minutes each week
Doctor :   so that you reach 30 min after 6 weeks
User :   now you sy 30 minutes excercise..and 20 minutes cardio..walking in tread mill in elevated pattern does that become cardio excercise
Doctor :and then to 40 minutes after 12 weeks
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do not put it too elevated not more than 2 number initially
User :   yeah
Doctor :If you start with 2, increase the time gradually
Doctor :   to 30
Doctor :   and then 40
Doctor :   then increase it to 3 elevation
User :   right
Doctor :   like that you can improve your exercise capacity
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Water is atleast 12 glasses per day
Doctor :   Sleep is minimum 7 hrs per day
User :   ok
Doctor :Oil 5 tea spoons per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   One more thing, it has shown that people who maintain a food diary have shown
User :   i have noted it
Doctor :   faster weight loss than normal people who do not
Doctor :   I shall send you how to maintain it as an example
Doctor :   What is planned and what is actually taken
User :   ok..i will register all in my book...on a daily bais..honestly

Doctor :   so that there is a constant notice and review of where
Doctor :   you are lagging
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do not weigh yourself constantly
Doctor :   Once in two weeks is fine
User :   ok
Doctor :   appreciate even if it is 1/2 kg weight loss
Doctor :   First you feel good about yourself
Doctor :   after 2 or 3 months every one can see you losing weight
User :   yeah
Doctor :   I hope you follow these for long time
User :   ok doc..thanks for the u
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall give you more at each time
Doctor :   I shall send you the Wt loss program
Doctor :   with in a day or two
User :   update.. i shall wait for the plan and do it with full honesty
Doctor :   Great
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
Doctor :   and say done
User :   done
Doctor :   Anything else
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User :   i will see the plan and the excercise to be done.. and then if i have any difficulty i will report it to you
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :Bye. All the best
User :   hi doctor one small query what is the difference between lasik and lasek
Doctor :   Both are the same
User :   is there any complications....if these surgeries are carried out
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   It depends on the expertise and the technology used
User :   are there enough case prove it...which is the best clinic to carry out this process in mumbai
Doctor :   I can help you by finding the best hospital
Doctor :   whenever one is ready for it
User : can send me a mail on the subject...

Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It depends whether you need a LASIK or LASEK
User :   bye doc..see you
Doctor :   only after examing you
Doctor :   It is a procedure difference nothing for the person who is undergoing it
User :   i will visit the doctor for an examination or consultation with the details

User :   my left eye number is -2.5 and the right eye is -3.7 with cyliner power
Doctor :   k
User :   i just want some details for an examination...
User :   bye now..
Doctor :   ok I will send
Doctor :   Ok be
Doctor :   bye
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