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Desire to quit smoking,overweight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
User :   I am been smoking for last 9yrs I am 28 yrs of age
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   overweight by approc 15 to 20 kg i am of 5.7 height and weight 95 kg
User :   can you advice me
User :   I have a desire to quit smoking
Doctor :   ok. quitting can be difficult at times.
Doctor :   how many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
User :   10
Doctor :   ok. then start with reducing 1 per day untill you reach 2-3 per day
Doctor :   slowly reduce to 2 per day
Doctor :   and then take help with nicotine patches or chewing gums, and stop with the cigarettes per day
User :   ok
User :   will try out the routine starting today
Doctor :   this will help with quitting them
Doctor :   for the weight loss take help of the diet and nutrition dept
Doctor :   schedule diet consultation by contacting customer care
Doctor :   rule out any hormonal issues by getting thyroid levels, liver function tests, and adrenal hormones checked
Doctor :   to make sure the weight gain is not related to them
Doctor :   you will also need cholesterol levels checked
Doctor :   get these done before going ahead with diet counseling
User :   ok
Doctor :   to have proper advice given in accordance with your test results
User :   thaks doctor
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
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