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Infected with spinal TB. Why have I gained weight? Can I exercise?

hi, i am 26 yr old female, and got infected with spinal tb, before few days of my marriage, we followed each and every instruction of our docter, and i completed 1 yr course, now my quiery is, i have gained almost 15 kg weight during this one year, kindly advice me to ways of loosing my weight?, can i join gym?, is exercise is comfortable for me?, i am following some diet plans from some dietician, but not that working, please help as i dont want to concieve with this weight
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Spinal TB usually takes longer to heal when compared to pulmonary TB. If your treating doctor has cleared you, then I suggest few changes in diet and a regular exercise routine which does not strain your back. Calculate your calories for a day. For your age you can have 20-25 calories/ kg of your ideal weight. Start with walking for 40 min per day and slowly increase the duration of exercise. Ideally you should lose about half kg per week. So to lose 15 kg, you will take about 7 to 8 months. Make a plan and try to follow it regularly. Thanks.
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