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Dermatomyositis, medicine to regain immunity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   My father Mr xxxXXXXXXXX is being suffering from dermatomyositis,interstitial lung disease,raised cal-9,alphafeato protein -needs follow up ,low vitamin D for the last 12 months.extreme weight loss,loss of apetite,very low level of body immunity are his main his health condition is not well..presently he is on (DEFZACORT 6) and (MYCEPT 500)..He has now very weak muscle power and body strength to walk and to stand.Now approximately three wounds in the body are not healing..
Please suggest so that he can gain body muscles power,immunity power and the wounds can heal easily..
Doctor :   Hi
User :   is the doctor available.?
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   I am Dr.xxxxx here
User :   have you read the query or i have to give any other details?
Doctor :   I am reading your query
Doctor :   Give me a minute
User :   my father had been treated in the christian medical college,xxx during january 2010 for 1 month.
User :   ok sir..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know his age?
User :   56.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   his weight now is 49..
Doctor :   Since wehn are you having this problem?
User :   may 2009..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How much weight has he lost till then?
User :   during that time his weight was 78..
Doctor :   how has it progressed, if you can tell it briefly
User :   his total loss in body weight is nearly 29.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I got that
Doctor :   but the muscular weakness part?
User :   actually he is suffering from may by day his body weight is loosing..loss of apetite is also detoriating from that time his muscular weakness is a serious concern..he can hardly even stand ,walk etc..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you told the treating doctor about the appetite?
User :   during october onwards to january 2010 he is being losing 6-7 kgs per month.
User :   yes i have told that
Doctor :   Ok, that I got
Doctor :   And did the doctor tell anything to stimulate appetite
User :   apetite has slightly improved now ..but the body weight is not increasing..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It shall respond gradually
Doctor :   How about his bowels, is he having any loose motions?
User :   he has advised normal diet and fatless foods.
User :   normal.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is fine
Doctor :   Now for improving muscular strength
Doctor :   what is required is a good physiotherapy
Doctor :   Have you started on that?
User :   muscle power is extremely low..he is facing xtreme problem in walking ,standing..
User :   ok sir.
Doctor :   Physiotherapy is the key for improving lifestyle
User :   no physiotherapy has not even started..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Discuss about it with your doctor
Doctor :   He shall suggest you
User :   so what i have to do..please suggest.
User :   actually he is under the treatment under Dr.xxxxx(rheumatology department) chriastian medical college,xxxx.
User :   actually we are living in xxxx..
User :   so whom to suggest here in xxx we cant decide..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   please help us from that side..
Doctor :   I shall give you the details
User :   ok sir.
Doctor :   Dr xxxx
Doctor :   +(91)-(00)-0000     
User :   the patient is not in a position to go anywhere outside the house..
User :   will the doctor come in our home..
Doctor :   Yes, physiotherapists shall come home
User :   if we call him..
Doctor :   but take it after consulting the doctor
Doctor :   Physiotherapist and doctor are different
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