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Cramps in hands while sleeping, diabetic during first pregnancy. Reason and cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Morning
User:hi doctor, gud morning
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i just now submitted a request
Doctor:May I know what request is it about?
User:i'm married and have two children, diabebtic during my first pregnancy
User:recently i have been having cramps in my hands while sleeping
Doctor:Sorry. Ok
User:it gets really bad that i wake up from my sleep
User:i would like to know the reason for the cramps....
Doctor:Have you checked your blood sugar levels recently?
User:no doctor
User:i was diabetic in pregnancy in the year 2005
Doctor:When was the last time you checked it? What was the value?
User:i have not checked at all so far
Doctor:Ok, fine.
Doctor:Do you have any other symptoms or difficulties?
User:sometimes i get tired after work
User:i ride a bike totally 26km up and down
Doctor:That is a nice exercise you are doing.
User:try as much too walk
Doctor:Is it cramps that you are getting, or is it more like tingling?
User:its more on my left hand
Doctor:Ok. Do you get it every day or it is intermittent?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:sometimes while riding my bike too
User:sure doctor
Doctor:Cramps, pain or tingling sensation occurs in different part of body mainly due to 2 reasons.
Doctor:It is either a nerve or a muscle which causes the problem.
Doctor:This can happen in various situations.
Doctor:If there is a continuous pressure over a particular part of the body, there is compression of nerves which passes through this area.
Doctor:That can cause pain, numbness or cramps.
User:so how should i avoid his doctor, should I keep changing sides while sleeping
Doctor:Or if there is continuous use of particular muscles, then also there can be cramping due to contraction of those muscles.
Doctor:Now, in your case, it could be either due to the position you sleep or due to the stress you are applying on your arms.
Doctor:Do you have neck pain?
User:no doctor
Doctor:May I know your age, height and weight?
User:Age : 34, Height : 5 wieght : 48
Doctor:That is quiet fine.
Doctor:You can do the following to reduce the occurrence of the cramps.
Doctor:1. Avoid sleeping on one particular side.
Doctor:2. Avoid sleeping on your arms.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:3. While riding bike, try to avoid putting pressure on your arms.
User:sure doctor
Doctor:4. Do mild stretching exercise for your arms regularly.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:5. Drink plenty of water.
Doctor:5. Avoid lifting heavy things with a single hand.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:Always divide the weight equally in both hands while carrying things.
User:i carry my laptop on side.... without changing sides, may be that's one reason
Doctor:Yes, that could be another reason.
Doctor:It is better to carry the laptop on a backpack than a side bag.
Doctor:So that the weight is equally distributed over your body.
Doctor:Further, you can get your blood sugars evaluated once to make sure that it is within the normal limits.
User:ok doctor
User:please share with me a few tips to avoid diabetic
Doctor:If the cramps are more, you can use Tab. Dolo 650 3 times daily after food.
User:i'm just worried that it may come back
User:ok doctor
Doctor:You can also use Voveran gel/ Volini Gel to reduce the cramps.
Doctor:If it does not get reduced by these measures, you will have to get it examined by your family physician.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doctor
Doctor:I will guide you regarding diabetes.
User:sure doctor
Doctor:Do you have a family history of diabetes?
User:my mum has been recetly diagnosed diabetc
User:my dad has not diabetic or hypertensive
Doctor:Since you have a family history of diabetes and a history of Gestational diabetes, it is highly probable for you to get diabetes.
Doctor:But, you can prevent it from occurring by life style modifications.
Doctor:You can do the following.
Doctor:1. Regular exercise atleast for 45 minutes a days
Doctor:2. Have atleast 3 litres of water every day.
Doctor:3. You can have sugary items. But limit them.
User:ok ... i'm noting down
Doctor:4. Increase more of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
User:is it ok to have a lot of cucument and tomoatoe with onions
User:that's part of my regulrar diet
Doctor:5. Reduce having wheat and cereals having gluten.
User:during lunch
Doctor:Sure, you can have them.
Doctor:6. Limit rice intake to only once in a day.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doctor have noted down all your points
User:thanks doctor for all your advice will try my best to follow them
Doctor:Is there anything else that I can help you with?
User:nothing else doctor
User:thanks a lot have a wonderful day :)
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:my pleasure :0
Doctor:Have a wonderful day.
Doctor:Wish you good Health!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thanks doc
User:i'm signing off now
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