75 years old, having diabetes for long time. Reason for the tiredness? - Online Doctor Chats
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its about my father
he is about 75 and is a diabetic for 35 years
on medicines and it is under control
howeer he is always feeling tired
May i know what his age, weight and height is ?
what medications he is on ?
75, weight 75, height 5ft 5.5 inches
habic level last checked is 6.8
how long was it checked ?
and has it been the same since long time , or has it reduced over time ?
last checked about 4 months back
153 post llunch sugar today
has been around that level for sometime now
he is regular with his walks and is other wise fit
what would u recommend
he can be given Biovatal capsule per day
this taken daily will give him some energy
in One capsule , in the morning will be ok
he is taking a luntivitamin tablet - one from US
in addition, i would advise him to continue a low fat and low carb diet
he loves sweets :)
given his age do u recommend we take him to the doc in person or u feel this capsule would work?
or do we try for a month?
in addition, he should regularly check up with his doctor, for proper titration of his medications
he can take the capsule, as that does not affect any of his diabetes , etc
ok thanks you
he should get his HBA1C every 3 months checked
and make sure that it comes down to less than 6.0
which would be the desired level for diabetics
ok will do
You are welcome
he also suffers from constipation
he has tried varius medications but not very effective
one attacc a month at least and quite severe
he can take Isabgul husk with milk , at night
this will help formation of good stools
that hasnt helped
how long has he tried it ?
any other medications he has tried ?
at the moment he is on trifala
the name is BIOVATAL rite and we can get it at chemists?
yes , that is right
trifala is 3 each nite
that is also not very helpful
drinking enough water, having proper high fibre diet is the best way
he eats papaya
lactifiber- is that good?
in case, that is not helpful, osmotic laxatives can be prescribed by your doctor, which can help on a as needed basis
yes, he can use lactifiber
and for cold?'
with age, it is common for the bowel movements to slow down
the best way, to help it is to do pranayama, and stomach exercises , which will be better on the long term basis
XXXXXXX breathing exercises will also keep the lungs fresh and prevent allergy and infections like sinusitis
when going out, in winters, using a mask, or a muffler can help prevent infections
not sure if all this would help as he isnt very regular in this
but will try lactifiber
thanks and have a good eve
you are welcome
take care and have a good day
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