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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doc'
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am a bit over weighed
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i need suggestiongs for reducing weight
Doctor :   May I know the details of your age, gender, height, weight, and waist circumference?
User :   my BMI comes around 30.1
User :   my age is 25 Male, height 5.5 and weigh around 79
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any medial illness such as diabetes/thyroid problems?
User :   i do not have diabetes problem
User :   i need to have a checkup for thyroid test
Doctor :   Have you tried any treatment or measures to reduce weight in the past?
User :   no i haven't
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   sure
Doctor :   Weight of an individual is prefixed by genes and are modified significanlty by certain factors.
User :   oh!
Doctor :   The commonest of those factors are calorie consumption, calorie burning and presence of any medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, diabetes and so on.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   If you are not able to loose weight inspite of all efforts than you may have to get your thyroid hormones checked.
User :   oh! ok
Doctor :   Now since this is your first trial at weight reductions, let me explain to you about various weight reduction programmes.
User :   sure, please
Doctor :   The most effective method which has the least side effects is by physical exercise and dietary modifications.
Doctor :   You need to start of with physical exercises, importantly the cardio exercises
Doctor :   that includes brisk walking, jogging or thread mill
Doctor :   other form of exercises can be slowly added to it.
Doctor :   Be regular with these exercises and avoid taking breaks.
Doctor :   Dietary requirement that you need depend on your present lifestyle,
User :   ok
User :   and what kind of diet i need to follow
Doctor :   in general avoid high calorie diet such as starch, sugar, snack food, oil rich food, deep fried food.
Doctor :   use plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Doctor :   Use lemon tea, green tea or cinnamon tea instead of coffee or tea with milk.
Doctor :   Use skimmed, low fat milk instead of ordinary milk.
Doctor :   Let your diet be a mixture of food that should include salads.
User :   oh! ok
Doctor :   Divide your calorie intake (that needed) into 5-6 times a day, instead of bulk eating.
User :   ok
Doctor :   These are few tips that you can use.
User :   sure, thanks!
Doctor :   At this point, I would also recommed you to use
Doctor :   get a diet chart from our dietician.
Doctor :   They will help you in preparing a personalised diet chart, planned based on your life style and calorie requirement.
Doctor :   The link to obtain this facility is WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   Follow this link to obtain this facility.
Doctor :   I would also like to remind you, that
Doctor :   though this is the most effective and most widely practised method, it needs
Doctor :   patience and endurance, if you need to succeed on this programme.
Doctor :   Hence, suggest you to be as strict and regular when on this programme.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It may take a few months time for the result to appear.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes i have been following the chat
Doctor :   Other programmes that are useful for weight reduction are, use of appetite reducing drugs and surgical techniques.
Doctor :   Appetite reducing drugs are prescription drugs.
User :   i will definitely follow the instructions
Doctor :   They contain amphetamine which has side effects, hence if you are interested in taking this pill,
Doctor :   you have to consult a doctor to obtain them.
User :   ok
Doctor :   They are prescription only drugs and because its known to cause side effects, they need to be monitored.
User :   oh! ok
User :   if in case i want my thyroid check up which kind of specialist i need to consult ?
Doctor :   The othe scientifically known method available for weight reduction is surgical means(liposuction).
Doctor :   Thyroid check ups are essential if you there is no weight reduction inspite of all efforts.
Doctor :   You may have to consult an endocrinologist then
User :   oh! ok
Doctor :   who will evaluate you and get the thyroid profile checked.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no, that's it for now
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   thank you
User :   bye
Doctor :   Have a great day!!
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