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What is the best way to gain weight? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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Practicing since : 2003
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How may I help you?
User:This is XXXXXXX from FNFI
User:I want to increase my weight
User:I am so lean and my food habit is more
Doctor:May I know why you want to increase your weight?
Doctor:can you tell me your height and weight?
User:Though I have more amount of food my weight is stable for a longer time
Doctor:okay, please tell me your current height and weight
User:my height is 5'9" and weight is 50KG as of yesterday
User:As I work in night shift I am not able to workout in Gym
Doctor:please give me a minute to calculate your BMI
Doctor:Your BMI is 16.0000, which is low
Doctor:That means you do need to put on more weight
Doctor:there are some causes for such low weight
Doctor:and the most common cause is thyroid problems
Doctor:and protein deficiency in food
User:I do not have any health issues
Doctor:and the next commonest cause is just familial
Doctor:meaning, it is your genes
User:may be as you said its protein deficiency
Doctor:How do you know you don't have any health issues? what do you think your weight problem is? is it not a health issue?
Doctor:so, to find out your status, you need to consult an MD doctor
User:Nope.. in family everyone are overweighted
Doctor:and get yourself examined well
Doctor:then you will need to undergo some basic tests to look for any problems
User:5 years back I use to take protinex and my weight was 60+
Doctor:once you get the tests done, we will be able to guide you about how to gain weight
User:Then I stopped due to my work schedules
Doctor:please follow my advice and see how that goes
User:What kind of tests I have to undergo?
Doctor:Thyroid function tests
Doctor:liver function tests
Doctor:and complete blood counts
Doctor:once you get these done, we will be able to advice you better
User:Sure then tomorrow I will make an appointment with a doctor in Appollo
Doctor:is there anything else i can help you with?
User:For now, I am happy with your advise
User:Let me go through with all the tests and see what I get
Doctor:thanks for chatting with me
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