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What causes sudden weight loss? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-May-2014
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User:Hi
Doctor:Hi,
Please proceed with your query
User:I am XXXXX
User:I am having weight loss of around 3 KG in last one year
User:I was 62.5 KG before
Doctor:Ok
User:I am around 59.5 now
User:I am trying to find reason for some time.. not found yet
User:need help on this. I want to increase my weight at least by 5 more KGs
Doctor:What you describe is insignificant weight loss. It is most likely the effect of your diet and life style.
User:But my food intake is not changed.. But I am controlling my cholestral for last 6 months
Doctor:As such, I don't suspect any serious medical problem with this much weight reduction unless you complain about other medical symptoms to me.
User:I have stopped outside oily foods and outside sweets..
Doctor:How are you controlling your cholesterol value?
User:I am using ricebran oil..
Doctor:Ok
User:Stopped taking whole milk, reduced the curd, no ghee
Doctor:what other measures have you adopted to.
User:reduced oily foods
User:now my total cholestral has come under 200
Doctor:Weight and cholesterol have almost direct correction.
Doctor:If your cholesterol has come down with dietary changes
Doctor:it explains reduction in weight.
User:I am having little high BP for last one year. It goes to 130/90-94 few times a day
User:taking tablets for last few months
Doctor:If you are looking to add some weight, try adding some calories at the same time start exercise.
User:but triglycerides is also higher than normal
Doctor:Your blood pressure seems to be under control now.
Doctor:How high is it?
Doctor:*how high the triglycerides are?
User:give me 2 min
User:let me check
User:triglycerides is 211
User:total cholestral is 188
User:vdl is 103
Doctor:The triglycerides number is marginally high but not very concerning.
Doctor:May I know your current height and weight?
User:My height is 5.10
User:weight 59.5
Doctor:Do you drink alcohol?
User:yes. Once in a month.. 2 units of wiskhy.
User:not regular
Doctor:Ok
User:My father also thin like me.. many cousins also thin like me.. looks like hereditary
Doctor:The triglyceride value is not very high and since you are still young,
Doctor:I would not start medications.
User:I ahve checked sugar and thyroid. no issues. normal
User:I have started 3 days yoga and 2 days running for 3 kms.
Doctor:But you should restrict all fatty and oily food especially those obtained from dairy products.
User:sure
Doctor:Add some high protein diet instead along with fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:and start exercises.
User:ok
User:I seem to be healthy. I don't feel tiered..
Doctor:Since alcohol also has abilities to increased TG, LDL and VLDL levels, keep a check on the consumption.
User:sure
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:I did complete health checkup as per physician advice. everything is normal. Doctor suggested endoscopy if weight reduces further.
User:what is your comment on this
Doctor:I feel you should be able to put on weight while keeping those parameters down.
User:ok
Doctor:Talk to a nutritionist for a diet plain and exercise.
User:sure
User:I will do
Doctor:You don't seem to have any other symptoms of malabsorption. So endoscopy is not an immediate requirement.
User:also Can I stop my BP medicine as it seems to be normal
User:ok
Doctor:But as the doctor told things can be reassessed.
User:ok
Doctor:I don't recommend stopping blood pressure medicines abruptly without your treating doctor's advice.
User:ok
Doctor:You can discuss about withdrawing medicines during your next follow up.
Doctor:Did you follow what I said?
User:My sister had cancer. is this hereditary ?
User:Yes I udnerstand what you said
User:should I do checkup for that as well
Doctor:There are hereditary and genetic factors involved with some cancers.
User:ok
Doctor:If there is a strong history of cancers (many more family member suffer from it) you can consider it.
Doctor:*testing it.
User:ok
User:I am done with my questions.
User:Thanks a lot
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:it was nice chatign with you
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