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Night shifts, feels lazy, tiredness, black spots on face - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   i am working in night shift i smoke a little and also feel very lazy nowdays
User :   i am getting married this year in august
User :   face is full of tiredness
Doctor :   ok, since when did you notice the same ?
User :   with black marks and spots on my face
User :   been 3 months
Doctor :   Ok, are you on optimal diet ?
User :   i hardly exercise and i get tired very fast
Doctor :   i mean regular timing and nutritious diet ?
User :   i dont follow any diet as of now
Doctor :   I meant is the consumption of food or are you missing on food ?
User :   i will tell you my routine
Doctor :   Yes, please
User :   i have my lunch at 3 everyday
User :   then come to office at 6 30 and have snacks
User :   then 10 clock dinnerr
User :   go home at 4 30 and sleep
User :   get up by 3 again and have lunch and same follows everyday
Doctor :   Ok , are you following the same regularly ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   no skipping meals ?
Doctor :   ok,
User :   no skipping meals
User :   i have it regularly
Doctor :   Do you have good sound sleep, i mean not disturbed by dreams ?
User :   i do not get dreams and when i sleep usually sleep for 10 hrs
User :   at a stretch
Doctor :   ok, but limit it to 8 hours , prolonged sleep can induce fatigue
User :   i do night shift
User :   so once i go back home at 4 30
Doctor :   Do exercise the rest 2 hours ,
User :   i sleep till next day 3
User :   ok
Doctor :   Fine , if your rhythm is fixed to sleep in day , that's very good .But would ask you to have a optimal sleep duration of 8 hours
User :   ok
Doctor :   8 hours of sleep is enough
User :   ok
Doctor :   And do consume food with more proteins
User :   but i get tired very fast and my face has black marks
User :   what do you recommend i should have more
Doctor :   yes, this can happen when you have deficiency of either hemoglobin or vitamins
User :   ok
User :   what should i do
User :   to regain myself
User :   amd i smoke 5 cigreattes a day
Doctor :   thats more , do reduce smoking
User :   ok
Doctor :   use either nicotine patches or a electronic cigarette
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   And do take a over the counter preparation of Multivitamin daily
User :   counter preparation of Multivitamin daily i did not get this
Doctor :   I meant Multivitamin capsules
Doctor :   Like COBODEX
User :   ok
User :   which one i should go for
User :   in multivitamin
Doctor :   COBODEX
Doctor :   it will have al most al
User :   and any thing else i need to do
Doctor :   Do go for meditation and aerobics , these are best recommended for low energy levels than regular stretching exercises
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   thats it
User :   i will start following
Doctor :   Ok, Hope i was helpful
User :   yes
User :   thank you
User :   have XXXXXXXX day
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   wish you the same
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   wish you good health
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