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Is it good to have nutrilite protein powder to increase my weight? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Dec-2013
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I would like to Gain Weight, Could you please advice me.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:HI Doctor
User:I am working in FNFIndia and I am in Dayshift I need some suggestion from you.
Doctor:Proceed with your concern...
User:My Age is 30 and I am recently Married, I need to gain Weight, Now my weight is 46 is there any solution to increase my weight. Before that I am using the Protein Powder "Nutrilite" from past 25 days to till. I am having the protein powder, is it good please suggest me
Doctor:You will need combination of exercise and good diet to increase weight.
Doctor:Protein powder supplement would give you proteins; however you also
Doctor:will need to add few more calories through your diet.
Doctor:I would recommend you to discuss about the diet part with a nutritionist.
Doctor:You may have an option to get a personalised diet plan from a dietician on XXXXXXX home page.
Doctor:You can use this option to discuss with a dietician
Doctor:Alternatively you can post your concern on Ask a Doctor and discuss about the diet part with a dietician.
Doctor:Exercise + a personalized diet + protein supplement will help you put on weight.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Now onwards i will follow these three things doctor
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Yes doctor!
Doctor:Are you there?
User:My wife now Pregnant she went to checkup in General Hospital, the nurse has told to her, You have insufficient blood to you, Please advice to decrease the blood what have to do.
Doctor:I believe she meant her hemoglobin is low.
Doctor:The most appropriate means to correct this is by using iron and folic acid supplements.
Doctor:Her gynecologist would prescribe her these supplements which she can take.
Doctor:i also recommend calcium supplements along with it.
User:Doctor, they have given the tablet folic acid tablet.
Doctor:Besides medication dietary change is also recommended. Mean and non vegetarian diet including liver is good source of iron.
Doctor:It improves hemoglobin.
User:Can I ask one more question to you Doctor.
Doctor:Apart from non vegetarian diet, green leaves, spinach, millets (ragi) are good source of iron
Doctor:she can take them.
Doctor:Proceed with your next question if you have no doubts until now.
User:Is it recommend to use the Nurtilite product like "Calmag-D" "Protein" "Iron Folic" "Garlic Heart Care".
Doctor:Current studies reveal nutritional supplement are helpful only when needed.
Doctor:If a person is healthy and has no medical problems, nutritional supplements is not really necessary.
Doctor:However there is no harm in taking them.
Doctor:The products may consult you a lot, if you don't mind shelling out extra money you can use it. But there is no real benefits.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:Actually I'm Staying In Banglore, My wife staying in my native, Its a village, I will request you to Please mentioned the Medicine name which i have to give my wife regularly. To improve her health.
Doctor:During pregnancy I suggest the following drugs.
Doctor:1. Tab. Ferium XT one tablet a day.
Doctor:2. Tab. Folvite 5mg (same as folic acid) one table a day
Doctor:3. Tab. Shelcal 500mg once a day
Doctor:These are three nutritional supplements that are suggested during pregnancy.
Doctor:Besides these she needs to be screened for blood sugar as well as thyroid functions.
Doctor:Other treatment should follow based on need basis.
Doctor:Her gynecologist can assess her accordingly.
Doctor:have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:No, Doctor I will give these three tablets witout fail from monday onwards. Again I would like to very thanful to you.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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