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Diet plan for a cardiac patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   good evening
Doctor :   Good Evening ..
User :   I would like to know weakness recovery for my dad
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he is under cardiac treatment at home by medicines & medical managemnt
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   We have a record of your previous chat.
User :   great pleasure for me.
Doctor :   What else would you like to know about?
User :   my dad feel weakness too much
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What diet is he taking now?
Doctor :   Is he taking any oral feeds?
User :   like....
Doctor :   Is he taking any oral food or liquids?
User :   diet regular n as usual at home rice, veg. salad etc..roti
User :   both
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any breathlessness?
User :   totally bed rest even so feeling too much weakness is the only
User :   yes
User :   little
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   As his heart pumping capacity has decreased very much, he would have this weakness and difficulty.
User :   same capacity since long years but last 3months only the complain by him
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When were the last set of tests done?
User :   any medicine or take care or possibility to improve from weakness
User :   4th Nov 2008
User :   any enerygic tonic?
Doctor :   Try to improve the amount of diet that he is taking. If possible give him more enery rich diet
Doctor :   Is he a Diabetic?
User :   yes
User :   183 to 200 we check it at home regular
Doctor :   Ok, then the usual energy tonics will increase his blood sugar levels.
Doctor :   Try to make him take Ragi malt or ragi
User :   suger free any
User :   Ragi is what?
Doctor :   Ragi is atype of carbohydrate
Doctor :   Try to mix soya atta or Bajra atta in his rotis
Doctor :   uncooked vegetables with each meal and salads should be given.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   He can take B-Complex tablets
User :   A-Z medicine
Doctor :   You can give him Proteinex powder mixed with water without sugar.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That will help to an extent.
Doctor :   Bed rest is must for him with all activities in the bed itself as mentioned previously.
User :   yes that s fine.
Doctor :   Daily consumption of potassium containing fruit or vegetables e.g. banana, tomato and potato can help him. When feeling weak, consume some extra tomato juice or fruit juice.
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