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Treatment and care for an Asthma patient, Diet advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   are you there
User :   hi
Doctor :   hello
User :   i very thin..can u suggest me that how i can have health
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   provide your age, gender, weight, height
User :   hi
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Please continue
User :   i want to have health....pls suggest
Doctor :   What is your age, ht and wt
User :   my age is 26,height is 5 feet 9 inches and weight is 60 kg
Doctor :   Ok You do not come in underweight category
Doctor :   But I can suggest you some tips on wt gain
User :   ok
User :   how to increase my weight
Doctor :   There are numerous supplements in the weight gain market that might help increase daily caloric intake, yet they have no benefits when compared to smart food choices.
Doctor :   I shall say some choices now
User :   ok
Doctor :   The basic principle of weight gain is simple. You need to consume more calories than you expend.
Doctor :   Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day.
Doctor :   choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables.
Doctor :   are you there
Doctor :   If you are a veggie
Doctor :   Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice and tapioca.
Doctor :   Exercise is the mantra too
Doctor :   One hour spinning for perfect body
Doctor :   Increase your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle.
Doctor :   Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, and breakfast bars.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices
Doctor :   As told exercise is the mantra
User :   ok
User :   what type of exercise
Doctor :   Focus on free weight exercises (which do not require machinery) that target your large muscle groups. like you need dumbells,
Doctor :   not fancy gym machines.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The best weight training exercises for building muscle mass are free weight exercises like squats, dead lifts, bench presses, pull ups
Doctor :   bar dips too help
Doctor :   Please spk to the physical trainer too
User :   can i have bear...will it increase my weight
Doctor :   Yes it increases wt
Doctor :   but along with exercise it is healtby
Doctor :   but do not take more than 500ml
Doctor :   and do not drink till you lose your control
User :   is it good for health
Doctor :   It is good only along with good proteinaceous diet and daily exercises that I had mentioned
Doctor :   otherwise it should not be taken
User :   ok
User :   i will be back aftersometimes
User :   thanks for your suggestions
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Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have Allergies / Diabetes / Thyroid problem /Blood pressure/Heart disease/ Asthma etc
Doctor :   well for GOOD HEALTH: User :   yes
Doctor :   have proper diet+exercises+relaxation
Doctor :   regularly
User :   very less weight according to my height
Doctor :   ur wt is absolutely OK
Doctor :   so u can carry wd the high mineral & vitamin in diet
Doctor :   take more water+fruits+fruit juices
Doctor :   have high protein diet like eggs
Doctor :   chicken
Doctor :   white maet
Doctor :   practice yoga
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can u pls tell me some tips how to be relaxed
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   To relax adequately, you need to do yoga and meditation.
Doctor :   In addition you should avoid coffee and tea especially at evening times.
Doctor :   You should avoid stress in your daily life.
Doctor :   This can be done by regular planning of daily activities and
Doctor :   adequately priorotising your works
User :   ok
Doctor :   You should get at least 8-9 hrs of uninterrupted sleep per day
User :   i am an asthma patient
Doctor :   The sleep timings should be fixed and late nights are better restricted.
User :   many times i am attacked
Doctor :   Try to sleep in a dark, quiet room
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you using medications for this?
User :   particularly in winter season
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no
Doctor :   The best things that you can do is follow some life style modifications
User :   main problem is dust
Doctor :   Avoid your triggers like
Doctor :   dust, pollution and traffic.
Doctor :   Stay in A/C rooms as they reduce dust.
Doctor :   Avoid fur and dusty decor
Doctor :   Minimize dust that may aggravate nighttime symptoms by replacing certain items in your bedroom.
Doctor :   Remove carpeting and install hardwood or linoleum flooring.
Doctor :   Wash your curtains and bed sheets regularly to prevent accumulation of dust
Doctor :   Avoid pets.
Doctor :   If it's cold out, cover your face.
Doctor :   This should also be done in traffic.
Doctor :   A face mask is ideal.
User :   is it good to use inhaller
Doctor :   That should be done only if necessary and that should be given only after physically examining you by a Physician.
User :   every night i am using
Doctor :   Physical examination by a Physician is mandatory.
Doctor :   What other medications are you using?
Doctor :   Was the inhaler prescribed by a Physician?
User :   nothing
User :   only inhaler
Doctor :   Who advised the inhaler? Was it done by a Physician?
User :   doctor
Doctor :   Ok, when was this advised?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   1 yr back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that as there is no adequate control with it, you may have to use some oral medications along with the inhaler.
Doctor :   For that I suggest that you get a Chest X-Ray PA-View done and get a Physical Examination done by a Pulmonologist.
Doctor :   There are some tests also called Pulmonary Function Tests that may be required.
Doctor :   I suggest that once you get the check up done, please inform us of the results as then the status of your asthma can be decided based on the tests.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Anything else that you want to know about?
User :   what type of meditation i have to do?
Doctor :   Simple Pranayama and concentration can be done.
Doctor :   It is better to do that under the direct physical guidance of an instructor.
Doctor :   A yoga instructor will also advise you on some asanas helpful in asthma.
User :   ok

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