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Back pain after standing for a long time. Reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Afternoon
User:good afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:at times, i have lower back pain... while i stand for long. what could be the reasons
User:and after that when i sit for some time, it gets over
Doctor:May I know your age, height and weight?
User:age : 36, 5.4 , 64
Doctor:The common causes for back pain includes, disc problems and muscle pain.
Doctor:Both of them express while the back is on stress.
Doctor:As you said, it can show while standing for long time.
User:am i overweight
User:and can i do something not to happen
Doctor:There are certain ways to prevent back pain.
Doctor:1. Maintain an ideal weight
Doctor:2. Regular exercise.
Doctor:3. maintain a good posture.
Doctor:these are the three things which can prevent spinal problems and back pain.
User:ok, thanks
Doctor:Your weight seems to be within the normal range.
Doctor:But you can reduce around 2-3 kgs.
Doctor:While at work also you can maintain the posture by keeping your back straight.
User:any suggestions to reduce 2-3 ks
Doctor:To reduce weight , the important things are eat healthy and regular exercise.
Doctor:You can work out for around 45 minutes a day.
Doctor:It can be a brisk walking, or aerobic exercise.
Doctor:Diet: You can take 3 main meals ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 3 snacks with vegetables and fruits.
Doctor:Drink at least 3 liters of water a day.
Doctor:For your problem, it seems, more important is to maintain the posture.
Doctor:While sitting,
Doctor:please keep your back straight and the feet on the ground.
User:thanks for suggestion... can i ask another question related to my son.
Doctor:Sure. Please proceed.
User:he is 5 yrs old, and often gets cold followed by cough and at times,,, fever... can i do something to reduce the same...
Doctor:How often does he get that?
User:you can say almost every 45 days
Doctor:Does he have asthma?
Doctor:It is common in some children to have these symptoms frequently.
Doctor:On examination, a pediatrician will be able to say whether it is an acute respiratory infection.
Doctor:Usually these symptoms disappear by the age of 5-7 years.
Doctor:To prevent the frequency, certain nutrition supplements can help.
Doctor:Zinc and Vitamin C supplementation has shown good effects.
Doctor:You can give him Syp. Zincovit 5 ml twice daily for around 10 days.
Doctor:That will improve his immunity.
Doctor:Also avoid giving him cold food, drinks or ice creams.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:i dont give him anything cold
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
User:in winters, i have been giving him warm water after meals
User:no thanks for help
Doctor:That is good.
Doctor:Hope I had been able to guide you.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me. Please let me know if you have any health related query.
Doctor:Have a nice day!!
User:have a nice day
User:bye bye
Doctor:Bye for now.
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