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need to chat(open a chat-not message) with a doctor I havent

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need to chat(open a chat-not message) with a doctor I haven't talked to about my well being- i want to be healthy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 2 years ago.

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

How can I help?

Customer:

thanks for chatting with me

Customer:

i am wanting to become healthier

Dr Brims :

Ok

Customer:

i want to address things like weight, screening tests i need at my age, vitamins i should be taking, and anything else you think i should talk about to become a healthy individual

Customer:

so where should we start?

Dr Brims :

Okay, what specific questions can I answer?

Customer:

let's start with weight- given that I am 5'3" and 165 pounds, should i lose weight? how much?

Customer:

i had a physical 18 months ago- weight was not addressed, blood pressure, cholestrol, cbc, and thyroid were all in check at that time by the way

Dr Brims :

Have we discussed this before?

Customer:

i have discussed with other doctors, but i don't believe so

Customer:

dr md and dr chip has discussed this

Customer:

but i am still struggling :(

Dr Brims :

You should lose about 20 pounds

Customer:

and how do i go about doing this!

Dr Brims :

Diet and exercise are the places to start

Customer:

ok i will admit- i dont exercise

Customer:

how much should i be exercising

Dr Brims :

It is a gradual process, you can run 30 mins -1 hour a day to start

Dr Brims :

Or every other day

Customer:

how about eliptical work

Customer:

running gives me headaches

Dr Brims :

That is fine

Customer:

that is the same? 30 mins to start

Dr Brims :

yes

Customer:

and diet- i have tried- only water more veggies and fruits- lighter more frequent meals

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

yes sorry

Customer:

i have started dieting

Customer:

eliminating junk- crackers chips soda and desserts

Dr Brims :

ok

Dr Brims :

Hello?

Customer:

next question- what kind of vitamins should i be taking

Dr Brims :

You may try centrum complete

Customer:

ok

Customer:

what screening should i be having at 22 as a female

Dr Brims :

Cholesterol screening is all that is recommended

Customer:

ok and i got that

Customer:

any other preventative tests or examinations

Dr Brims :

good

Customer:

awkward question- should i be getting the breast/pelvic/pap smear tests at 22 as i am a virgin

Dr Brims :

pap smears are still recommended although they are not necessary

Customer:

what about the other 2 exams

Customer:

any other exams

Dr Brims :

No other exams are necessary

Customer:

awesome- well it looks like weight is the only thing i need to work at and i should be good to go

Dr Brims :

I agree

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Are you there?

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Are you having computer problems?

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Hello?

Customer:

yes i am i am sorry

Customer:

i am here now

Dr Brims :

Are you having computer problems?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

i think i have all of my answers thanks so much

Dr Brims :

You're welcome

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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
Category: Health
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Experience: U.S. Licensed Physician, general surgery and internal medicine experience
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