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i am wanting to become healthier
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
so where should we start?
Okay, what specific questions can I answer?
let's start with weight- given that I am 5'3" and 165 pounds, should i lose weight? how much?
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
Have we discussed this before?
i have discussed with other doctors, but i don't believe so
dr md and dr chip has discussed this
but i am still struggling :(
You should lose about 20 pounds
and how do i go about doing this!
Diet and exercise are the places to start
ok i will admit- i dont exercise
how much should i be exercising
It is a gradual process, you can run 30 mins -1 hour a day to start
Or every other day
how about eliptical work
running gives me headaches
That is fine
that is the same? 30 mins to start
and diet- i have tried- only water more veggies and fruits- lighter more frequent meals
Are you there?
i have started dieting
eliminating junk- crackers chips soda and desserts
next question- what kind of vitamins should i be taking
You may try centrum complete
what screening should i be having at 22 as a female
Cholesterol screening is all that is recommended
ok and i got that
any other preventative tests or examinations
awkward question- should i be getting the breast/pelvic/pap smear tests at 22 as i am a virgin
pap smears are still recommended although they are not necessary
what about the other 2 exams
any other exams
No other exams are necessary
awesome- well it looks like weight is the only thing i need to work at and i should be good to go
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