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Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi.. I have a weight problem
User:I am overweight and i have tried various dieting methods to reduce but its just not working
User:i don't consume a lot of food .. just the regular 3 meals and yet I remain overweight..
Doctor:May I know your age, gender, current height, weight and waist circumference?
User:i am 28, male, about 5' 10", 110 kgs and waist at 44"
Doctor:Based on the data provide it seems you are morbidly obese.
Doctor:In most of such cases we need to rule out medical problems such endocrine abnormalities.
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor in the past for weight issues?
Doctor:Or got any blood investigations?
User:not in the recent past.. I dont seem to be having any physical problems because of this...
Doctor:Let me explain to you.
Doctor:In this context I would first like to get few tests done.
User:lke ?
Doctor:A fasting lipid profile, blood sugars and thyroid function test will be needed to make sure the endocrine system is altered.
Doctor:Please get these test in the fasting state (early morning)
Doctor:if they are abnormal it needs to be corrected.
Doctor:We can plan a diet chart based on this report.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:is there any diet plan that I can follow to help reduce... I am unable to perform any exercises due to a knee injury I had about 13 yrs back..
Doctor:Yes, diet and exercise would definitely help; however since the ideal body weight for your height is between 60 to 70 kg and you seem to be way above it
Doctor:it is essential and important we rule out the endocrine abnormalities.
Doctor:If there is a problem with that, it needs to be corrected to bring back the weight to standard limits.
Doctor:Hence my suggestion to get your blood checked.
User:ok.. clear
Doctor:You can get back to us with the reports and we can change your diet if there is no problem found in them.
Doctor:Have you followed now?
Doctor:Do you have any queries?
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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