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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i sleep exccessive
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   say more than 8 hours a day..
User :   26, consultant, single, 88kgs, 170cm, yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   since 1997, nearly 12 yrs
Doctor :   Was there any weight gain then?
User :   because before that i was at school so cant effort also.. but once i was 15 & steeped into college i had time to sleep well & eat well
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   hence naturally i gained weight, & today i am 88
Doctor :   Do you feel lethargic in the day too?
User :   no, just feel a bit sleepy at times after lunch..
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have dry skin?
User :   no
User :   well just another piece of information
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   from 1997-99, i use to sleep 15 hrs a day, n i think after that i did put on weight, though not this much, but got a belly which keeps on bulging... now on week days i sleep 9 hrs and on weekends 10-15..
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i was to keep short to 6 hrs, pl suggest me
Doctor :   I suggest that you get your THYROID PROFILE done
User :   but when i have exams or other important work, i do manage 5-6 hrs, but not less than than even on exam days..
Doctor :   As you seem to be having symptoms of underactive THYROID
Doctor :   I suggest that you get it done at a reputed centre like THYROCARE
User :   ok fine and thereafter
Doctor :   If the values are abnormal you may need medicines.
Doctor :   Also I suggest that you exercise regularly.
Doctor :   atleast 40 min per day
Doctor :   better the cardio exercises
Doctor :   like walking or treadmill
User :   whom do i consult with the results (which specialist)...suggest me way forward..
Doctor :   You can come back to chat with us
Doctor :   or consult a general physician
Doctor :   We suggest to get the investigations done at an accredited and barcoded lab, like THYROCARE.
Please confirm your details
User :   confirmed..
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   may i know ur your name pl
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   and what would be the average cost for thyroid profile
Doctor :   Take a little caffeine if possible
Doctor :   Rs. 300-400
User :   quite decent..
User :   thanks for your suggestion.. but do you think i am suffering from hypersomnia
Doctor :   Not really
User :   i just took a small self test, EPworth sleepness scale, n i scored 10-11
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   & i am now a bit serious about this issue bcoz it hinders my health & career..nor am i able to get up at 6 in the morning to go gym nor am i able to study late night after office, keeping in mind i have to wake up soon
Doctor :   I suggest that you get the test done, exercise regularly and take some coffee for less sleep.
Doctor :   8-9 hrs sleep is normal and healthy
Doctor :   anything more than that is abnormal
User :   thats true mam, but how do i manage health & career, post office hrs
User :   i would be very thankfull if you suggest me someway to hv a 6 hrs sleep, bcoz i do hv a sound sleep
Doctor :   follow the advice I gave you. If not you may have to consult a general physician and get physically excamined
Doctor :   I believe that with exercise you will be fine.
User :   thanks.. that was nice talking you
User :   can u pl send the feedback from once again, i cancelled it last time
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes i am and i just send the feed back...
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   personal thanks for your patience hearing
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   it was nice talking u
Doctor :   thank you
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