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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello Sir
Doctor :   hi xxxx
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Yaa i want know about my father problems
User :   He is diabetic and takes insulin's
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how old is he?
User :   62
Doctor :   does he have any other health problems?
User :   he is diabetic i said
Doctor :   any other- other than diabetic?
Doctor :   High BP/ asthma or anything else?
User :   now a days his motions are coming free
User :   yaa he is having BP
Doctor :   what information do you need/ questions do you have?
User :   these days he is not able to get free motions
Doctor :   ok..
User :   sometime 2 days or some time more than 4days also he dont get motions
User :   no gas pass and he struggles a lot
Doctor :   ok
User :   done some many medications
Doctor :   how long has he been having this problem?
User :   but all works for fews days
User :   more than 6 months
Doctor :   does he smoke or drink alcohol?
User :   nothing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does he have any stomach pains?
User :   not exactly
User :   he feels un easyness
User :   when he dont get motion more than 2 days
Doctor :   what medicines has he taken?
User :   for motions ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   for motions
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   yaaa
User :   dufalex
Doctor :   ok
User :   cremalex also
Doctor :   Is his BP and sugar under control?
User :   BP in control ,
User :   for sugar he takes insulin
Doctor :   is it under control?
User :   and apart from alopathic tablets he has taken ayurvedic medication also
User :   yaa its in control sometime varies
User :   his weight is also got increased
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is his appetite?
User :   he takes 5 times in a day
User :   8am,11am,3pm,6.60,9pm
Doctor :   deos he have body ache/ tiredness?
User :   not much
Doctor :   have you seen a specialist gastroenterolgist for this problem?
User :   no body ache but he is having diabetic neurpathy
User :   we have done a checkup
Doctor :   ok
User :   but those med wont effect much
Doctor :   does he eat spicy food?
User :   we have done colonoscopy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was the report?
User :   dr told that his intestine are weak due to diabeties and suggested
User :   Esupghol
Doctor :   how much water does your father drink per day?
User :   he takes sufficient qty
User :   these all things we have done ... but all work for few days only
Doctor :   Is he taking Isabgol?
User :   he has taken .. for fews days it was fine
Doctor :   ok
User :   then for a week he dont get motions
Doctor :xxxx isabgol
Doctor :   is safe to take for longer term use
User :   so we have given him ayur veda
Doctor :   he needs to take it regularly
User :   yaa he takes
User :   but some time when he dont get motion for 2-3 days then
Doctor :   He can safely take isabgol - take it for a month continuosly
Doctor :   in the mean while
Doctor :   try to add a lot of salads
Doctor :   like cucumber and green leafy veg
Doctor :   into his diet
User :   he is taking isabghol daily
User :   Dr we are following all what u r suggesting
User :   but what happens that he takes that thing in mind and keep thinking about that only
Doctor :   ok....
User :   he went thru dipression also some time bac
User :   so it becomes difficult to handle him
Doctor :   does your father use the internet?
User :   nope
User :   he got retired and after that he gone into dipression
Doctor :   when did he retire?
User :   somehow he came out of that and now this motion problem
User :   last yr
User :   so when he get motions he feel alright that days
Doctor :   for the motion problem- explain to him' that lot of people
User :   he go out and he feels gud
Doctor :   face the problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   teach him to use the internet
User :   no solution for this
Doctor :   he will feel better when he spks at forums to other people who have the same problem
User :   prior he watch tv also
User :   but after the dipression he stop watchin all those 2
Doctor :   what you can try is give him warm jeera water first thing in the morning as soon as he gets up
Doctor :   around 250 ml
User :   he want some1 to talk to him
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   because you have tried all possible medicines
Doctor :   what time does he get up in the morning?
User :   early moring 6
Doctor :   soon as he gets up
User :   as he start thinking about motion
Doctor :   make sure he has this jeera water- warm
Doctor :   tell him it is a very good remedy
User :   we need to boil jeera into water and give him that water in morning right
Doctor :   yes
User :   he is ready for these medications
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pls get back to me in 1 week if he has any problem
Doctor :   in the mean while follow this regualrly
User :   how can i can contact you
Doctor :   and make sure he walks everyday as well
Doctor :   on the same chat session - around the same time
User :   he dont walk as he is havin diabetic neuropathy
User :   Doc one thing more i need to tell you
User :   one Doc has suggested him thyriod tablet also
Doctor :   were his thyroid function tests done?
User :   that weight he is getting and the motion prob he is having can be possible effect of that also
User :   because i read somewhere that 2 kinds of thyriod prob r there
Doctor :   yes it can be
User :   one u loose weight and one u gain weight
Doctor :   but he will usually have poor appetite, feeling of coldness and laziness
User :   can you pls suggest me gud place in Del where i can have gud Doc and all test done
Doctor :   in xxxx
User :   yes Doc
User :   or any where u feel i can get gud medication
Doctor :   xxxx you can go to any big hospital lab
User :   i want him to come out from dipression and all
Doctor :   and first get his TSH, T3 and T4 done
User :   what is that Doc
Doctor :   his is the thyroid function test
Doctor :   please write this down
User :   yaa doing that
Doctor :   Until and unless you get this test done - you cannot start any treatment
User :   i want to see gud psychaitrist
Doctor :   At the same time you can get his Hemoglobin, TC,DC, ESR also done at the same time
User :   can you suggest that to me
Doctor :   xxxx it is better you get this test done first
User :   ok Doc as u suggest
User :   i want to see him happy again
Doctor :   many people feel who retire and have
Doctor :   health problems get a little depressed
User :   yaa
Doctor :   Just speaking to a counselor will help
Doctor :   So get his blood tests done first
User :   Ok i will do and let you know
Doctor :   let him try the jeera water
User :   yaa from 2morow morning itself
Doctor :   and then get back to me with the test report
User :   sure ..
User :   can i know your Gud name Doc
Doctor :xxxx
User :   from
Doctor :   xxxx
User :   Thanks a lot Doctor
Doctor :   welocme
Doctor :   xxxx
User :   for listening me so patiently
Doctor :   thanks for consulting us
User :   Take care and bye
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   bye
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