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Diet and exercises for varicose veins - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi this
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query?
User :   my spouse is having varicose veins problem - he is wearing stocking
Doctor :   Ok
User :   willthis alone help to have control over this problem
User :   will he need to have any specidic diet
User :   specific diet
User :   is any exercise recommended
Doctor :   Usually the varicose veins does not need any specific diet
Doctor :   Stocking will help not to increase the size of veins
Doctor :   The exercise are helpful though
Doctor :   May I know the extent of varicose viens
User :   what type of exercise is recommended
User :   our surgeon had said the full vein right up to the hip is affected
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the age and occupation
User :   years 45
User :   occupation -
User :   currently working with a IT (hardware) project
Doctor :   Ok is the cause found out yet?
User :   hislong standing hours we were told
Doctor :   Ok yes it is a major risk factor
Doctor :   Exercise might not help now as the veins is engorged
Doctor :   till the hip
User :   oh
User :   then what is recommended
Doctor :   So It would be better if he continue the same stockings
Doctor :   Reduce weight
Doctor :   Stop straining
Doctor :   like regular bowel movements
Doctor :   He should not have a symptom of cough
User :   hehas this problem
Doctor :   as the cough increases the pressure in the abdomen
Doctor :   and increases the swelling of the veins
User :   ok
Doctor :   Which problem does he have
User :   bowl movement
Doctor :   Ok so is he constipated?
User :   and for his weight he is very thing
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   heis very thin
Doctor :   Ok does he stand for long time?
User :   now a days he does not
User :   but he also does not move about much
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   he has a table job - which makes him sit for long
Doctor :   I think the constipation is the risk factor
Doctor :   in him
Doctor :   So he should have regular, soft and complete stools
Doctor :   daily
Doctor :   which can be answered by taking good amount of water
Doctor :   at about 3 litres of water
Doctor :   per day
User :   how do we do that -he has regular intake of veggies
Doctor :   High fibre diet
Doctor :   No refined food
Doctor :   Whole grains are good
Doctor :   go for brown bread instead of white bread
Doctor :   Go for green leafy vegetables
User :   that he has done
Doctor :   Go for sprouts
Doctor :   in each curry
Doctor :   This is a continous process
Doctor :   which he has to undergo
User :   ok
Doctor :   for life
Doctor :   We will send you a diet plan
User :   Thank you so much
User :   do you need any further details for that
Doctor :   if you can confirm your email ID
User :   YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Please confirm your email ID
User :   @ WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Now I shall say about home care for varicose veins
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done while I type the information you needed.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Get the legs moving, walking is great way
Doctor :   Low-heeled shoes work calf muscles more, which is better for the swollen veins
Doctor :   Ask him not to wear tight clothes around your waist, legs or groin.
Doctor :   Ask him to lie down with the legs resting on three or four pillows.
User :   ok
Doctor :   that is above the level of heart
Doctor :   Try to move around at least every 30 minutes.
Doctor :   that is change position every 30 min
Doctor :   Don't sit with your legs crossed.
User :   ok
Doctor :   sorry his legs crossed
Doctor :   If he does not respond to this things
Doctor :   He may have to go for other treatment options
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes
Doctor :   We can guide you on future course of treatment
Doctor :   which to consider and whom to consult
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   when will I get the diet chart
Doctor :   within 24 hours
User :   Ok - Thank you Very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   ok bye
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