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Too much pressure on knees due to exercise. History of sciatica, disc bulge. Harmful in long run? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:I am Dr xxxxxxxxxx
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:Hello Doctor
User:just few quick question
Doctor:Go ahead
User:Iam 33 years old, 173 cm tall and my weight is 95 kgs. I know iam overweight and trying to lose my weight. Iam quite active and spend 3 hours every day ( 5 days a week) at the gym.
User:I had lost 25 kilos in the past and then in recent one year i neglected my workout and i regained the entire weight that i lost
User:May be not an year
User:1 1/2 year
Doctor:The first thing to do is to check for a cause of weight gain
User:I eat
Doctor:You may go for blood tests to check for medical conditions
User:my eating habits
User:I have a thyroid problem
User:but for that i take thyronorm
User:and thats pretty much in control
User:i took a test few weeks back and XXXXXXX my doctor
Doctor:Next thing to do is to decrease calories in diet
User:and he said everthing looked ok
Doctor:High calorie foods are milk products
Doctor:Exercise atleast 20 min a day
User:I workout for 3 hours
User:I run for 30 minutes for 5 kms
User:and iam worried about that
Doctor:3 hrs seems a lot
User:iam i putting too much stress on my knees
Doctor:You exercise only till your body permits
User:I also have a sciatica
User:disc bulge
User:My questio is is it ok to run having such a problem
User:will it hurt me on a long run
Doctor:Well, it may become painful
Doctor:I always advise to exercise within human limits
User:I undertand
User:Doctor is there a wasy that i access the conditions of knees
User:like a test or a ....
Doctor:Yes of course
Doctor:You need to see an orthopedic surgeon for the tests
User:ill do that
User:and iam gonna cut down on my gym time
Doctor:of course
User:thanks for the your time
Doctor:Hope I helped
User:Yes you did. Appreciate it
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