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How to increase body weight and stop shaky hands - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Good afternoon
User :   The problem is about my son
User :   My son aged 26, height 5'8", weight 50kg, BMI 16.5 shakes his hand while lifting tea cups or any other small objects. He do not have habits of drinking alcohol or smoking even occasionally. Shaking in hands seems hereditary in our family as some of my brothers and cousins has this problem, but it never hinder their health otherwise. But my son missed a wedding alliance as bides party has find the hand shake and cancelled the alliance at the last moment. Please let me know whether there is remedy to rectify this problem and to improve his weight. Even though he eats well he could not improve his weight more than 55kg. He plays caroms and as a software engineer, he does his computer work with out any hindrance and no other complaints, except occasional claim of gas in the stomach.
Doctor :   Give me a min t read
User :   ok
Doctor :   First problem:Tremeors
User :   ok
Doctor :   Even though there is clear family history of tremors in hands , have done any tests
User :   no
User :   no tests were done till date as we did not felt it as a problem..until his marriage alliance failed
Doctor :   I like to get TSH , free T3 , Free T to rule out Hyperthyroidism
User :   OK
Doctor :   Regarding the management part: Doctor :   Treatment may not be necessary unless the tremors interfere with your daily activities or cause embarrassment.
Doctor :   Medicines may help relieve symptoms.
Doctor :   Two medications used to treat tremors include: Doctor :   Propranolol, a drug that blocks the action of stimulating
Doctor :   substances called neurotransmitters, particularly those related to adrenaline
Doctor :   This is very commonly used and you could have saved marriage alliance if used
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   A familial tremor is not a dangerous condition, but some patients find the shaking annoying and embarrassing.
Doctor :   We go on to second problem. is that OK?
User :   What will be the dosage to use Proponol?
User :   and what is the second medicine?
Doctor :   For prescription and osage kindly consult your practioner
Doctor :   *dosage
User :   any general practitioner looks into these?
Doctor :   Yea
User :   Ok let us discuss the second one
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   To gain weight , you need to consume more calories every day. That is the key . I will tell how it works.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Instead of eating three heavy meals ,I recommend 5 meals
User :   ok
Doctor :   Because consumption of food may ne be that high if we eat 3 times
User :   ok
Doctor :   but if we increase frequency we consume more and thus more calorie intake
Doctor :   It is very simple to take extra calories,
Doctor :   Eg: he is having lunch. After the lunch he eats 1 ice creams the calories will be increased.
Doctor :   DO you follow me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   If we consume more calories we gain more wight
Doctor :   Protein powders and nutritional supplement drinks can be consumed as in-between meal snacks if you still need more calories.
Doctor :   if he is doing exercise, I prefer more isometric exrcises
Doctor :   rather than aerobic exercises . By Gym activity muscles can be grown and thus weight
User :   At present, we are giving him Milkshake with one banana (~250ml)+ masuli as breakfast, three cups rice with a curry, pickle +sambar/rasam for lunch, brown bread slices 4 with butter and jam as snaks and night he will have dinner with rice+ vegcurry and again mild shake 250ml
User :   he goes for gym in the morning for 45minutes
Doctor :   Add snack between lunch and break fast
User :   ok
User :   what will be the time to see the results?
Doctor :   It takes3-5 months to see results
User :   ok....any more suggestions?
Doctor :   That is all Know
User :   Thanks for coming online and for the sugestions
Doctor :   One more advise make an appointment with Nutritionist. They will give personalized diet
Doctor :   and make changes in the existing diet
Doctor :   they are expert in diet
User :   any known in Hyderabad>
Doctor :   I don't know any one personally. but u can find in WWW.WWWW.WW User :   OK Thanks
Doctor :   you can consult on this site also
User :   I will check
Doctor :   where you live in Hyd
User :   Ramanthpur, near Uppal
Doctor :   click on this link
Doctor :   try to call and verify if they are dietician
User :   ok
Doctor :   I got here
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hope the discussion helped you
Doctor :   Thank you for colsulting
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Thanks and bye
Doctor :   Bye
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