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Issues with energy level - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   How can I help you?
User :   Morning. I am a 29 year and for past couple of months have been facing issues with energy level throughout the day
User :   Can you describe?
User :   I got my bi-annual checkup done and results have not thrown up any issues as per the doctor
User :   Ok
User :   I am 186 cm tall and weight 91 Kgs
User :   Ok
User :   Can you explain your symptoms?
User :   Got refered to this link for chatting up with a professional doctor and get the answers because I feel its more because of my diet
User :   I shall help you with this regards.
User :   Can you brief me about your symptoms/problems?
User :   Yes. couple of things
User :   I now dont wake up fresh as I used to till the end of last year
User :   Ok
User :   I now start panting while climbing stairs
User :   which was not the case earlier when i used to run for marathons
User :   also there is a lethargy that has set in that is further reducing physical movements
User :   By 4 pm I generally am tired
User :   Ok
User :   Also,my I have gained weight which is now even visible on my stature
User :   May I know your gender?
User :   I am Male,29
User :   Ok
User :   Was a thyroid profile done, during your health check-ups?
User :   Yes - It was negative
User :   Were you sugars normal too?
User :   But my Mom is a thyroid patient and my dad is diabetic
User :   Ok
User :   yes,sugar profiling was negative
User :   Ok
User :   Diabetes and hypothyroidism are two most common medical illness that can cause such symptoms, since they have been ruled out,
User :   May I know few details about your lifestyle?
User :   How are your sleeping habits?
User :   Do you sleep regularly? Atleast a 6-8 hour sleep?
User :   I sleep at around 11 30 - 12 00 and get up at around 7 15
User :   Ok
User :   Do you consume enough water in a day(mininum of 8 glass water)?
User :   These questions are relevant in understanding about your conditions, disturbed sleep and lack of hydration along with diet are few of the commonest cause for low energy and fatiguability.
User :   Are you there?
User :   Are you there?
User :   Ok
User :   I drink roughly 5-6 glass of water
User :   around 1-1.5 ltr
User :   Ok
User :   Do you have any psychological illness such as anxiety/depression?
User :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   No
User :   I dont smoke
User :   but I do consume occassional lquor
User :   How frequent do you consume alcohol and quantity?
User :   I consume alcohol appx fortnightly
User :   Ok
User :   let me brief you.
User :   and around 180 ml
User :   My medical consultant said that everything is fine medically,I just need to work out a bit and monitor my diet
User :   Based on the scientific facts, the number one cause for low energy state, easy fatiguability are lack of proper sleep.
User :   Ok
User :   Apart from this,when medical conditions such as diabetes and hypothyroidism have been ruled out are
User :   ok
User :   dietary factors, psychological factors such as stress, depressions, lack of physical activity, reduced hydration, presence of infections are few other factors responsible for similar symptoms.
User :   As I understand it can also be attributed to my diet
User :   whichis now slightly abrupt
User :   Hence according to the data provided by you, you have few factors that may be responsible for your symptoms, that includes,
User :   lack of sleep, less physical activity and nutrition.
User :   Since no medical illness have been seen, your symptoms can be treated by the measures that I suggest you.
User :   ok,please
User :   1. Proper sleep, you need to find a way to have a proper, regular sleep.
User :   I would recommend atleast 8 hours of sleep a day.
User :   Be regular with your sleeping habits.
User :   2. Increase physical activity, by means of regular exercise.
User :   ok
User :   Exercise should include cardio -exercise such as brisk walking, jogging
User :   I should be able to mnage that with some deviation in lifestyle
User :   ok
User :   3. Contine with your good habit of drinking enough water per day. Minimum of 8 glasses of water is must.
User :   4.Since your BMI comes to 26, your are just above the recommended limits.
User :   belonging to the class of overweight.
User :   ok
User :   oh ok
User :   in that case what do u suggest
User :   This excessive weight can also add to your symptoms.
User :   Hence its necessary that you start of weight loss programme.
User :   ok
User :   Weight loss programme is a mixed programme containing of exercise and dietary modification.
User :   The cardio exercise(brisk walking, jogging or thread mill exercises) should take care of the exercise.
User :   and for the diet changes,
User :   ok
User :   As you our corporate customer(hsbc), I would suggest you to use the option of get a diet counsel/chart from our reputed nutritionist.
User :   To obtain this, you can log into WWW.WWWW.WW and click on get a diet counsel/chart option.
User :   One of our customer will get back to you and fix and appointment with our dietician.
User :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Do you have any query?
User :   Are you there?
User :   ok
User :   Do you have any other query?
User :   The XXXXXXXX thing I am going to do is to help a dietician chart out a plan for me
User :   and will start following your suggestions
User :   Yes, that will definitely help better.
User :   as I understand the health risk that might be posed in future
User :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No,I think this is it for now
User :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   Will botheryour team should I have any further query
User :   Bye
User :   You are welcome any time.
User :   Hi. I am an HSBC employee and the corporate customer I was advised by your channel during Chat to consult a dietician for diet charts and other advise.Kindly advise
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   You can go ahead and place a request for "GET A CALL FROM DIEITIAN"
User :   ok,where is that link
Doctor :   If you are on the HSBC Employee Login page, there is a link
User :   the link says Geta call from Doctor
User :   i that the one
Doctor :   There is a button "GET A CALL FROM DIETITIAN"
Doctor :   are you with me?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding.
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