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Date : 08-Jun-2014
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User:hi dr XXXXXXX i am following all the proper diet but still i am not gaining my weight i am still slim.
Doctor:May I know your current height and weight?
User:my height is 5.9
User:and weight i am not sure but 55-60
Doctor:Do you have any known medical illness?\
User:no.. nothing....
Doctor:As per the current criteria, you are close to normal.
Doctor:The average weight for 5'9" is around 60 to 70 kg.
Doctor:You are just there.
Doctor:Why don't you try get a diet plan
User:but i am so skinny
Doctor:and ask a nutritionist to assess the current dietary intake.
Doctor:If there is a need for change,
Doctor:it can be done.
User:should i go for any protein suppliments for gaining weight.
Doctor:I would want your current diet intake assessed.
Doctor:If there is a need that should be changed.
Doctor:There is no harm in taking protein supplements; but it is not always cost effective.
Doctor:Dietary changes and exercise need to be optimised.
Doctor:I would suggest you to use get a diet plan from your portal
Doctor:if it is available on the dash board.
Doctor:Or you can post your question to a dietician for diet consultation.
Doctor:Along with the diet changes, start exercise.
Doctor:If you want a protein supplement, you can try whey protein or b protein supplement.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ya okieee doctor.... cn u suggest me any consultant
User:can u provide me any consultant address in XXXXXXX so that i cn go for a complete check up.
Doctor:At this point of time,
Doctor:I don't think complete check up will help.
Doctor:You can offcourse get your self checked at any recognized laboratory such as clumax / SRL
Doctor:but for weight gain purpose, a nutritionist / dietician consultation is must.
User:so u know any dietician in XXXXXXX
User:if u cn provide me the address..
Doctor:I am not aware good dietician in XXXXXXX If you want you can try some one from healthcaremagic.
Doctor:They work part of this team.
User:how to check it
Doctor:If get a diet plan option is available on your home page
Doctor:that should connect to them.
Doctor:If you do not have that, you can post your problem in form of question on Ask a Doctor.
Doctor:you should be able to connect to them.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no thanks a lot doctor..
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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