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Sudden weight gain due to hormonal imbalance - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Doctor I have body ache and i am gaining weight from past one month i have increased about 7 kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   earlier i was 61kgs and now i am 67 kgs and my age is 45 years. what could be the reason for this
User :   i am married and have a daughter
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you undergone menopause?
User :   No doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   I dont have any other health problems
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any diabetes in the family?
User :   My husband is diabetic
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any of your relatives?
User :   No doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the most common cause could be a
Doctor :   hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   have you undergone a check up lately?
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   should i undergo any specific tests for this doctor
Doctor :   i suggest that you exercise daily
Doctor :   walking for 1/2 hr
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   every day for 5 times a week
Doctor :   to start with
Doctor :   then you can go on increasing slowly
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   also avoid oils and fatty food
Doctor :   eat more fresh fruits and veggies
Doctor :   avoid maida products
Doctor :   and sweet foods
Doctor :   also avoid junk and fast foods
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   eat fruits rathet than
Doctor :   drinking fruit juices
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
Doctor :   i also suggest that you get your thyroid hormones checked
Doctor :   as sudden weight gain is usually due to a thyroid problem
Doctor :   T3, T4, TSH
Doctor :   should be tested
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   an early morning fasting sample is to be given
Doctor :   also i would suggest a lipid profile and
Doctor :   fasting and post lunch blood sugars
Doctor :   as its important to rule out
Doctor :   any abnormality at your age
Doctor :   Please confirm your details
User :   ok doctor
User :   Yes doctor that is my mobile no and my email address
Doctor :   as you approach menopausal age these conditions have to be ruled out for your own safety
Doctor :   as you have not got yourself examined recently
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with ma'am?
User :   Thank you for your valuable advice doctor.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   I will contact you once i have undergone these tests doctor. Can I?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   sure
User :   Bye doctor
Doctor :   please inform me the reports
Doctor :   bye
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