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Increase in waist circumference and methods to overcome it - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor,
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I am XXX, and i feel that over recent times i am putting more fat near my waist area
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I wanted to reduce or control this, as i feel i will become a victim of obesity
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   my age is 28 and gender is male
Doctor :   Can you provide me the details of your height, weight, and waist circumference?
User :   my height is 178 cm, weight is 75 and waist is 34
Doctor :   Based on the details provided, your vitals are in the normal limits and you are not obese.
User :   Yes, But i feel that my tummy size is increasing
Doctor :   A waist circumference of above 40inches is of concern as it can increase the risk of complications.
Doctor :   Nevertheless, I shall explain you
User :   But the rate of increase is more (in less than one year i had increase from 30 to 34 inches)
Doctor :   the measures that you can help you in overcoming your problems.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Increase in the waist circumference is a measure of stored fat which inturn is an indication of less physical activity and increase calories and fat consumptions.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Though there are many adds regarding ways to reduce weight, the best method is by reducing your calorie intake and life style modifications.
Doctor :   Before explaining about them, you need to first make up your mind that this is going to be slow and gradual method which requires time and dedications.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to make use of get a diet plan facility which is made available to you on XXX
User :   ok
Doctor :   By this one of our dietician will contact you and suggest you the best diet plan that will make sure your get just the required calories.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since the nutritionist will explain regarding the diet part, i shall describe you about the life style changes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Life style changes include physical exercises.
Doctor :   You need to slowly practice exercises concentrating on abdominal muscles and cardiothoracic exercise - brisk walking, jogging, thread mill.
Doctor :   These exercise need to be started slowly and gradually.
User :   ok
Doctor :   apart from this, few changes such as using stairs instead of lifts, taking off while work and small walks in the office will help.
Doctor :   Reduce alcohol consumption if any.
User :   if i can jog, walk how long should i do this daily
User :   I dont smoke, drink and am a vegterian
Doctor :   This depends on your general status. you can use this exercises depending on the how much your body can take and the time you have.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Start off initially by giving 15 - 30 minutes daily either in the morning or evening or both.
User :   There is a belief that if we eat more at nights it gets converted in fat stagnation, is that true?
Doctor :   And slowly increase this time schedule.
User :   ok
Doctor :   And these exercises are have to be regular,
Doctor :   you can take regular breaks in between, if you wish to.
Doctor :   The more extra calories that you eat above what is needed, a part of this gets converted to fats and some to proteins.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence its not the food that you eat at a particular time period, like dinner, but your daily calorie consumptions that governs,
Doctor :   how much fat is getting deposited.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   nope, i normally donot keep track of calories
User :   may be i should
Doctor :   Its better that you follow a particular diet pattern which is a balanced diet and contains just the colories that you eat, instead of counting the calories of each meal you take.
Doctor :   As this is much more simple.
User :   fine
Doctor :   Our dietician will help you in making a diet plan for you, if you are interested.
Doctor :   Apart from this diet and physical exercises, other methods of reducing weights are
Doctor :   1. Liposuction - a surgical procedure where the extra lipids are removed surgically.
Doctor :   this is useful if there are specific fat stored areas.
Doctor :   Since its a surgical procedure, the disadvantages are a scar, few post op complications are seen.
Doctor :   they are an effective method of removing fat.
Doctor :   2. Medications to reduce appetite.
Doctor :   the disadvantages being, its effectivity is only after trial, few have reported drug dependancy.
Doctor :   These are the other 2 methods of reducing weight (for your information)
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   I wanted to go with exercise and food habits itself
Doctor :   This is a good choice.
User :   nope
User :   Thanks for all the useful information
Doctor :   Be regular with this method and you will find the results you desire.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   thanks for the time
User :   bye
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