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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   ok well im trying to find out info on igf-1 Injection and hgh and if it would be safe at the right dose for some one who has had a heart operation for a valve repair. but this was when i was 17 month old and i am ok now and have check ups at the hospital
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   i am male and 27 year old ive been wanting to put some good weight on as i am skinny id just love more weight to feel better
Doctor :   may i know your weight please ?
User :   it is up and down some times 9 and a half stone up to 10 but that is only some times
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you tried any intervention before to gain weight ?
User :   just weight gainers and they dont work and i eat fair bit for my size
Doctor :   ok well let me advice you that in my opinion you should try the healthy way to increase weight which i will be telling you and not take the injections, i would like you yo try for few weeks what i will advice you and i am sure you will see results
Doctor :   lets work by targeting the diet
Doctor :   Healthy fats include sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids, such as tuna, salmon, flax, and walnuts. Good sources of protein include lean meats, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds and legumes. Healthy carbohydrate sources include fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Doctor :   Protein powders and nutritional supplement drinks can be consumed as in-between meal snacks to add more calories that help in weight gain
Doctor :   Exercise is also important for healthy weight gain. Resistance training exercises, such as lifting weights, will help to increase your muscle size.
User :   ok i will try to eat the right things and see if it works for me as i would rather do it that way. still if i was to take them would it be safe at the right dose in my condition with had a heart op?
Doctor :   yes thats absolutely safe
Doctor :   remember the first thing you need to do to increase your weight is to eat well. Eat more than you burn calories. Eating food, which contains more fat is good for people who are thin. Drinking milk, cheese, chicken meat etc are some foods, which contain more fat.
User :   sorry i ment will the igf-1 or hgh be safe?
Doctor :   they do tend to cause a increase in cardiac output on the heart and in your case i want you to go the natural way
Doctor :   and avoid
Doctor :   you should give it a chance
Doctor :   Increase your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle. But since most of the calories for weight gain comes from carbohydrates and fats, do not replace them with protein.
Doctor :   Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars.
Doctor :   Focus on free weight exercises (which do not require machinery) that target your large muscle groups. For example, you need dumbells, not fancy gym machines.
Doctor :   Free weights put the most stress on muscles and stimulate the maximum number of muscle fibres.
Doctor :   It might take a long time, usually a few months, for the weight to actually show. Some people get frustrated and quit when they fail to see drastic results.
Your body will only responds to a consistent schedule. No weight gain programme will work for you if you are not regular.
User :   yes i will try youe way and do it natural. but i still need to know all about the drugs in question so i am clued up and i can be safe by knowing about these drugs. i ve all weights dumbells and things so i will give it a few month and try your method. but lets say i could not put on weight like that and i turned to them injectoins what could i do safe?
Doctor :   no i don't recommend the injections
Doctor :   as they have more long term side effects
Doctor :   and affects the heart and kidney
User :   i got told off one doctor that hgh at 4iu would be ok is this not true
Doctor :   i can tell you within my expertise
Doctor :   please do give it a try in the way i have told you
User :   ok i will give it a reall good go is there any thing that will put weight fast that i can buy from shops
User :   what id flax
Doctor :   the supplementing powder are there, but if your diet is good then you dont need them
Doctor :   its better to get your proteins from food
User :   so a lot of chicken milk fish and nuts. what is flax?
Doctor :   flax is linseed
Doctor :   a fiber good for body
User :   is it the oil or in food form?
Doctor :   food form
Doctor :   as a powder
Doctor :   Flax seeds contain high levels of dietary fiber including lignans, an abundance of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids
User :   ok great you have helped me a lot so i will try this method. and not go for the injection
Doctor :   thats right
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
Doctor :   have a good one
User :   thanks
Doctor :   bye bye
User :   bye
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