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Working in night shifts and feeling tired - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Nov-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:i am XXXX
Doctor:Hi XXXX
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:i am doing night shift, i feel everyday very tried. can you help me
Doctor:Are you not getting enough sleep during day?
User:i will sleep moring 6.00 am to 3pm
Doctor:That is 9 hours of sleep
Doctor:It is more than enough
Doctor:Are you taking proper meals during night time
Doctor:You need 3 proper meals and 3 - 4 snacks in a day
User:night i will take dinner, morning i will have 1 galss of milk and 1 XXXXXXX
Doctor:That is not enough
Doctor:Whenever you are doing night shifts, your routine should be normal
Doctor:Take the night as day
User:midnight i will have some snacks,
Doctor:We need to fix your diet first
Doctor:Suppose if you have one meal at 8 pm
Doctor:Then around 11:30 one snack
Doctor:Around 1 AM you need another meal
Doctor:At 3 AM another snack
Doctor:At 5 or 6 AM another meal
Doctor:After getting up again you need a meal
Doctor:Wait let me type it on word document and send it to you
Doctor:Meal times:

4 pm
4 am

Snack times:
3 pm
7 pm
1 am
Something before sleeping
Doctor:It is different from the rest of the world
User:and also more hair falls
Doctor:But will suit you best
Doctor:It seems that you are having nutritional deficiencies
Doctor:First step would be to get blood test done to rule out anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency and folic acid deficiency
Doctor:Secondly do not use strong shampoos and medicated products on hair
Doctor:It may lead to dandruff and make hair fall worse
Doctor:You can also try biotin capsules
Doctor:Biotin is a type of vitamin
User:i don't have dandruff
User:what this biotin capsules
Doctor:Biotin is a type of vitamin that has been shown to be effective to prevent hair fall
Doctor:Also take a multivitamin capsule like becosule
Doctor:Get tested for anemia
User:thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:last two weeks back i had one question, but i didnot get that answer
Doctor:What is the question?
User:i will get back you...
User:ok byee
Doctor:Take care
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