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Diabetic, hypertension, dehydration, precautions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   My father is sick with some dehydration
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there anythng else that we need to check with that ?
User :   as in is it jus because of the temperature
User :   or any other causes ?
User :   like say bp
User :   etc
Doctor :   could you elaborate as to when he was diagnosed
User :   I ll be running around to take him to a doc soon
User :   can you please suggest me some key things that i ll have in mind when i go there
User :   ok
User :   He is in chennai
Doctor :   so you have not seen a doctor as of now ?
User :   I got a call today morning regarding this
User :   he has seen, but i couldn speak to him too much
Doctor :   may i know if he has diabetes or high blood pressure ?
User :   as his voice was feeble
Doctor :   what did the doctor advice ?
User :   low diabetic
User :   bp - yes
User :   high
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you follow these measures
Doctor :   1. check his blood sugars through a glucometer
Doctor :   2. keep him hydrated, he needs to consume good amount of water to prevent dehydration
Doctor :   3.also check his blood pressure
Doctor :   4.he must be put on IV fluids if the dehydration is more
Doctor :   most often diabetes and electrolyte imbalance will be the cause
Doctor :   with fluids it will be corrected
Doctor :   we must keep his blood sugar and blood pressure under control
User :   okies
User :   What else should I ask the doctor to check
User :   along with this ?
User :   like, something that this can lead to
Doctor :   dehydration will need more of a clinical examination
Doctor :   the doctor will check his eyes, mouth and general examination for signs of dehydration
Doctor :   other than this routine investiagtions will be helpful
Doctor :   here is the list
Doctor :   1. complet blood count with hemoglobin
Doctor :   2. ESR
Doctor :   3. Random blood sugar
Doctor :   4. urine routine and microscopy
Doctor :   5. ser electrolytes
Doctor :   6. blood urea and ser. creatnine
Doctor :   7. ECG
Doctor :   i would recommend these investigtions
User :   Okies, thanks a lot
User :   I need to run around now
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
User :   I ve noted them down
Doctor :   do not worry but take early steps
Doctor :   meanwhile ask him to consume good amount of water
User :   yeah, ok, sure
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   wish your father a speedy recovery
Doctor :   take care
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