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Diagnosed Acute Vestibular Decomposition. Suffering from vertigo, dizziness, psychiatric problem. Diet chart to follow? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My Brother XXXXXXX XXXXXXX is diagnosed with Acute Vestibular Decomposition. He has consulted several doctors, neorologist and CMC Vellore Experts. He is suffering from Vertigo, Dizziness and psychiatric problem(depression, anxiety). Now Experts from Vellore has given him dosage on Vertin 48 mg once daily for 3 weeks. He has also been advised to take help of Neurologist for Posterior Third Ventricular Calcification but CMC has not given any medicine on that. He has also consulted Pshychitist and they have advised medicines for 6 months. He has also high colestoral. Please advise diet chart. Please advise on this.
Doctor:I don't think you have any specific diet chart for acute vestibular syndromes. Here the symptoms are usually aggravated with sudden change of posture.
User:no Sir, For control of High colesterol he has been advised such
Doctor:You wanted advice regarding the vestibular syndrome or about ventricular calcification.
Doctor:Cholesterol, body weight and the amount of calorie consumption are related.
User:Sir, I need advise on Vetricular Calcification, and Diet chart to control colestoral
Doctor:Individual needs to take a low calorie diet with low fats and oils to check cholesterol levels. In addition to these restricting alcohol, beverages and lazy life style will improve.
Doctor:I would suggest you to take an opinion from our nutritionist.
Doctor:You may either write a query to them or take a phone consultation.
Doctor:The dietician can plan a personalized diet chart for the same.
User:okay sir.. Please advise me on ventricular calcification. What is this and how much is it harmful related to Vestibular and Brain function and what is the remedy on it.
Doctor:Regarding ventricular calcification do not cause any serious medical concerns.
Doctor:I think this was MRI finding noted and not the clinical diagnosis of the patient.
User:yes Sir. I can send you the reports if you can share your e-mail id
User:They have advised on HRCT of Temporal Bone
Doctor:Before you do that, may I know if the MRI was done as a part of vertigo evaluation or did he have any other symptoms (apart from the ones you mentioned earlier)?
User:yes related to vertigo
User:as part of vertigo evaluation
Doctor:Ventricular calcification over the posterior third ventricle is usually a benign condition causing no major symptoms.
Doctor:Rarely it can be suspicious.
Doctor:That probably was the reason why he was referred to a neurologist.
Doctor:Now that the neurologist ruled out any suspicious pathology, this third ventricular calcification needs not treatment (except may be for wait and watch process).
Doctor:HRCT of temporal bone however is more important to understand if there is any nerve problems along the vestibular nerve.
Doctor:Such nerve problems can be causing his vertigo symptoms.
Doctor:Therefore, please do not be concerned about the posterior third ventricular calcification.
Doctor:That being said, at this point of time, I don't think it needs to be treated.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:okay Sir. This is wonderful advise. But kindly review all his prescriptions and suggest on this basis findings from CMC Team. He has been given Vertin 48 Mg thrice daily. I can share you reports as this facilty is not available online
User:Sorry Vertin 48 MG once
Doctor:You can share the report, his case summary and doctors prescription.
Doctor:If you wish you can mail them to me.
User:yes sir, certainly.
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes Sir, Just mailing you across. Also please help him with a Diet Control Chart to control Colestoral and your needful suggestion please.
Doctor:Ok I shall review the documents and since that can take some time, can we discuss over a phone.
User:Dear Sir,
Doctor:The customer care will connect me to you (if that is Ok with you).
Doctor:If you are Ok with phone discussion, please confirm your phone number?
User:Yes Sir. Thank you.. Kindly review all details minutely and advise further.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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