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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good evening
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I have a couple of queries that i wanted to get details on
Doctor :   Proceed with your query.
User :   I've been going to GYM for a couple of months
User :   to reduce my Weight
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but i did not see much of a improvement
User :   even though i worked out hard
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I figured out that my eating habits are the cause for this
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can you let me know what kind of food you recommend me to have
Doctor :   May I know your age?
Doctor :   And your current height and weight?
User :   i am 27
User :   80 KGS
User :   my height is 5.4
Doctor :   and what was your weight before you started exercising?
User :   it was the same
Doctor :   Ok\
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   yes i smoke
User :   no alcohol
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/thyroid problems?
User :   no
User :   i've been healthy and active
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Weight of an individual is affected by many factors - genes, lifestyle, daily activities, medical illness, diet habits, hormonal disorder, habits and so on.
User :   ok
Doctor :   A proper regulation of few of the factors are needed if you want to modify your weight.
Doctor :   According to the details mentioned, your BMI stands at 30 which is above normal.
Doctor :   There are many techniques involved in weight reduction, the most widely used is diet and exercises.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   You have figured it right that you need to complement diet with the exercises.
User :   before you proceed let me also tell you this. This is not my home town and i stay alone here
User :   so mostly i do not have breakfast
User :   or dinner
Doctor :   Nutritionist are against skipping diet as a way to reduce weight,
Doctor :   instead breaking your meals into smaller frequent meals is a more appropriate method.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   The diet you need, the means and time that you take will be best explained by a nutritionist/dietician.
Doctor :   Since we have one experienced dietician among us, I suggest you to take his/her help in getting your diet planned.
Doctor :   If you are interested, I shall forward the request to our customer support team
Doctor :   who will guide you in getting diet cousel and diet plan done.
Doctor :   If you are ok with it, please confirm your phone number?
User :   were would i have to come in order to meet the dietician
Doctor :   No, this will happen over phone, no your specified phone number.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   *on the specified phone number I meant.
User :   thats fine doctor
User :   my number
Doctor :   Please confirm your phone number, the customer support team will call you and fix an appointment with one of the dietician who will help you further.
User :   any idea on when i would get the call
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   The support team will call you in the morning and guide you through the procedure as well as fix an appointment with the dietician.
Doctor :   In the mean time, continue with the exercise.
User :   one more question I had is would you recommend nicorite to stop smoking
User :   sure doctor
Doctor :   In the exercise apart from other exercise, you need to involve in cardiothoracic exercises
Doctor :   These exercises are those which increased your heart rate.
Doctor :   Simple forms of these exercises are brisk walking, jogging, thread mill.
Doctor :   Follow them regularly with minimal breaks.
Doctor :   Finally with respect to the weight reduction, changes are usually expected to happen slowly and gradually.
Doctor :   They are not expected to occur in the first 3 months.
Doctor :   So you need to follow them for atleast 3 months before you expect some change.
User :   got it doctor
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes i did
User :   one more question I had is would you recommend nicorite to stop smoking
Doctor :   Let me put this across in simple terms.
Doctor :   There are 2 factors that determine if you going to succeed in quitting smoking.
Doctor :   1. Your personal ambition to quit smoke
Doctor :   2. The urge to smoke.
User :   definitely point 1 is not there
Doctor :   Hence if you are able to keep the will and ambition to quit smoke and keep away from cigarette, you will end up quitting smoking.
User :   it's point 2 that make me smoke
Doctor :   However most individuals when they plan to quit, its the urge that the are not able to control
User :   i was planning to try nicorate
User :   to see if i can stop smoking
Doctor :   So inorder to satisfy this urge, products such as nicotine gums/nicotine patches/electronic cigarette have come to the market.
User :   right
Doctor :   These products are better than actual cigarette smoking itself.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   In the sense the bad effects of cig are the nicotine and the tar, carbon monoxide, carbondioxide that comes with the smoke.
Doctor :   The later are not present in these products
Doctor :   so the effects of those unwanted harmful smoke is atleast prevented.
Doctor :   So, if you are not able to prevent the urge of smoking a cig
Doctor :   you can use these supplements.
User :   got you
User :   thanks for you promt reply doctor
Doctor :   However over a period of time, I do recommend you to slowly reduce its number and get away from this habit.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you.
User :   that was very helpful
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   sure will do doctor
User :   no i dont have any other query
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Our customer support team will call you tomorrow on your number and guide you through the diet plan.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a wonderful evening and good night.
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   you have a wonderful evening as well
User :   bye
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