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Hello doctor, this is tania. I had suffered from pcod earlier, its not there now but I am facing water retention a lot. I go to exercise daily as well. Now the problem is people are saying you should nit take any milk products or whey protein as it can hinder your weight loss and also increase the water retention problem. I do not know wat to do. Am a vegetarian and only est eggs. So I want to take protein supplement as you have mentioned after my exercise. So shall I go for it. I do 45 mins exercise atleadt 4 to 5 times a week. Si I am asking whether I shall take it daily after exercise. Like I told you most of the people tell not to take milk and milk products. And also I cannot take soya milk as I my a hypothyroidism patient and I take 75 mcg thyronorm tab daily. Kindly suggest. Thanks a lot.

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Hi lybrate-user The latest research says, it's better to avoid dairy when you have Pcod issue. I would recommend you to avoid dairy. After exercise, eat a good meal rich in protein eg. Lentil soup, legumes. If you want a protein supplement, then try pea protein powder instead of whey protein.
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1. Water retention can be due to changed Thyroid levels. Please do a recheck of your TSH levels. 2. Water retention can be due to lack of sufficient drinking water and taking lot of salts - pickles - chips etc. Please increase water intake and reduce salt intake. 3. Don't presume body bulk as water retention unless your doctor has said that it is water retention. 4. No need to take any Protein supplements, Just take natural proteins like Nutrela nuggets, mushrooms, chickpeas, kidney beans etc which are a high source of proteins. 5. Milk and milk products are good sources of nutrition, you can take them unless you are facing any specific issue. Please do not listen to random people giving random advice since most of it is based on heresay and myths.
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