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Effect of smoking on health. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hoi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   sir i look very lean week
User :   im 29years 56kg 5.10 hight
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So yoiu have low BMI
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any health problems
User :   im married workin as constable in police
Doctor :   Are you taking any medicines for any thing
User :   no but i smoke
Doctor :   O
Doctor :   Did you chat with one of the doctors earlier
User :   no first time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do yoiu drink alcohol' too
User :   not regulrly once in week
Doctor :   Did you check with a doctor for any medical causes of the lean and underweight
Doctor :   how many cigarettes do you smoke?
Doctor :   per day
User :   arround 10
Doctor :   Did you check with a doctor for any medical causes of the lean and underweight
Doctor :   Do you have cough/ cold/ fever?
User :   ya
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Do you have asthama or chroni cough
User :   i think no. but i dont have stamina
Doctor :   Do you have children
User :   no not yet married year back
Doctor :   Do you have hunger normally?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Ok
User :   please help me
Doctor :   Yoiu have increased metabolism basically because of the Cigarette smoking
Doctor :   So the diet you take wont be sufficient at all
Doctor :   for you to grow
Doctor :   That is making you more lean
User :   oh
Doctor :   and moreover yoiu have to get a physical examination done as soon as possible
Doctor :   You need a complete health check up also
User :   my income is verry less. i cant bear the cost
Doctor :   YOu can get that done in GOVT hospital
User :   ok
Doctor :   But i sincerely suggest you to stop smoking immediately
Doctor :   There are more alternatives now a days
User :   but how?
Doctor :   like nicotine chewing gums, nicotine patches
Doctor :   There are govt sponsored clinics or alcohol anonymous and smoking quits
Doctor :   You need a counsellor for all these
Doctor :   they help you quit and give the alternative nicotines to keep your pleasure of nicotine
Doctor :   and then graually take you off from them too
Doctor :   They monitor any adverse effects and tell yoiu in advance
Doctor :   What all can happen to you
User :   ya whom should i consult?
Doctor :   but it is your perserverance and integrity that atlast matters
Doctor :   You can see any doctor in Govt hospital in Medicine department while yoiu have general and total health check up
Doctor :   and say your intentions of quitting smoking they shall guide yoiu to the right place
Doctor :   They shall prescribe you the right diet
Doctor :   too
User :   ok thanks.
Doctor :   But i would say the only think that can be done is
Doctor :   quit smoking and increase your diet
Doctor :   Yoiu can get the dietary advice
Doctor :   from a dietician
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