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Dietary precautions to avoid acidity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
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Good Morning
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How can i help you ?
User :   Good Morning
User :   I keep getting this pain under the last rib on the right side
Doctor :  
ok
User :   It happens more often when i have eaten heavily or if i have had a drink
User :   This is there from about 8-9 yrs
Doctor :  
May I ask you few questions to know about you?
User :   Sure
Doctor :  
Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference
User :   Age is 35, Male, Mumbai, Service, Married Height - 5'8 Weight - 93, 36inches
Doctor :   ok
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you are overweight, your BMI is above 30
User :   Had been to a doctor about 8 yrs back & he had advised an xray & a liver profile. Both were normal
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do you have any other symptoms along with the pain?
User :   What is normal BMI?
Doctor :  
in these 8 years have you gone for follow-up?
Doctor :  
normal BMI should be between 18-24
User :   No
User :   But I took a second opinion & the doctor said it could be due to a floating rib
Doctor :  
your symptoms are more after having a drink
User :   What should my normal weight be.
Doctor :  
so it points more towards liver related origin or a gastric related origin
Doctor :  
so what i suggest you is to do a repeat x-ray, liver function tests and a endoscopy
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you normal weight should be between 55-68 kgs
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*your
User :   Ok
Doctor :  
apart from stopping the drinks, you also have to make changes in your diet and lifestyle
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to achieve weight loss
Doctor :   and come to your ideal weight range
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   Ok. Also have severe acidity. I keep getting up in the middle of the night & have atleast 500ml water
User :   Is this related in any way?
Doctor :   yes is could be related ,and it could also turn out to be teh cause also
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adicity can be managed by doing simple changes in diet and eating timings along with taking acid suppressors
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which come in form of tablets
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and are available with the doctor's prescription
User :   Could you recommend a place for the liver function tests & x-rays nearby Malad. Also full names of the test
Doctor :  
avoid keeping stomach empty for more than 3 hours
Doctor :  
These tests can be done in any standard and recongnised place.
Doctor :  
liver function test is a test profile name that covers 8-9 tests to see the functioning of liver
Doctor :  
i will give you the test names, you can do them and get back to us
User :   Great
Doctor :  
the tests include LFT (liver function test) RFT (renal function test), CBC (complete blood check-up), Thyroid funtion tests, FBS, and PPBS.
User :   Is the floating rib ruled out?
Doctor :  
X-ray wil include chest x-ray
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and thoracic x-ray
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floating rib can be considered ruled out as the symptoms are mostly seen after the drinking
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and also there is acidity problem
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if it is present, the symptoms will be present most of the time
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and also it wil be detected in the x-rays
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   Like even now i am getting the pain. But it is more severe on a heavy stomach or after drinks
User :   You were mentioning some tablets doctor under prescription
Doctor :  
yes the prescription tablets are to be taken after a examination by a physician who will prescribe depending on your need and examination findings
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as there are many classes of acidity controling tablets
Doctor :   the right one should be given for proper control
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is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   Allright. Thanks doctor...
User :   Just to conclude, i have to repeat the tests as mentioned
User :   LFT (liver function test) RFT (renal function test), CBC (complete blood check-up), Thyroid funtion tests, FBS, and PPBS
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form, and comment box, and say done when done.
Doctor :   yes you should be doing the above mentioned tests
User :   Chest x ray & thoracic x ray
Doctor :  
it wil not only cover the liver status
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but wiull have a check on other factors also which might have contributed to your weight gain
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*will
User :   Thank You
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Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   we also have diet and nutrition services
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you can get back to us with the reports
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and get a personalised diet chart to help you with weight reduction
User :   Sure i will
User :   Fantastic
Doctor :  
and it also comes with a fitness plan to help you maintain good acitivity levels
Doctor :  
following it strictly wil help you loose weight and combat your acidity problem.
User :   Great
Doctor :   i will give you the link for the diet service
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
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follow this link for the service
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is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   No doctor. It was great chatting with you..I will get back after the reports & the diet plan implementation
Doctor :  
please fill the feedback form, and the comment box once again and say done when done.
User :   Done
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   hi
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are you back?
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how can i help you?
User :   Yes Doctor . This time another issue
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Its related to my baby. She is 1 yr old
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
Doctor :  
ok
User :   So the doc gave her a lot of nebulisations
User :   She was ill last month where i believe due to climate changes, she started getting cold & cough & then she was breathless
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is she having breathlessness and wheezing still?
User :   She was also admitted to the hospital for a day wherein thru iv, some injections were given
User :   She was discharged & post that, she is continuously having a running nose
Doctor :   is there any sound coming when she is breathing?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   No breathless & wheezing now
User :   But she gets up daily at about 5 am coughing persistantly for about 30 mins
Doctor :  
was she discharged with some medications?
Doctor :  
change her bedshhet and pillow covers daily
Doctor :  
it looks more like allergic symptoms
User :   Her doctor has prescribed allegra & Koftel for her cough from abt 2 weeks but she still has a running nose
Doctor :  
change her clothes atleast 2-3 times a day
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wash her clothes with the last rinse in dettol
User :   Sometimes the sound comes from her nose since it keeps getting blocked
Doctor :  
the medications are fine
Doctor :  
ok
User :   So we put naso mist & nasivion
Doctor :  
just follow these additional measures and
User :   Ok
Doctor :  
see if these help to control the symptoms
Doctor :  
you can continue teh medications prescribed and the nasivion drops and follow the above suggested tips to reduce her symptoms
User :   She was discharged with medicines
User :   she was better in terms of wheezing & breathless. But the cold never got out of her still
Doctor :  
then take her back to her pediatrician and get a repeat check done
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if in next 2-3 days time she is still not better with the medications and the precautions
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and if needed she/he will change her medications accordingly.
User :   We have taken her. She says its due to allergy
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   Her Doc says she is fine since her chest is clear
Doctor :  
you take her again if she is not better in 2-3 days time
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make sure takes good diet (weaning foods). give her added nutrition to improve her immunity
User :   I will do this & check for 2-3 days
Doctor :  
sure
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   Ok
User :   Added nutrition like
Doctor :   what is her diet now? can you describe it me ?
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like in a day what all you give her from morning till night?
User :   I believe the chat box is stuck
User :   We give her a glass of milk with sugar in the morning
User :   About 10am
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
are you able to continue with chat?
User :   We give her Dal khichdi twice a day, during the day she has biscuits, & 2 more glasses of milk. Alternate days, she has XXXXXXXX in the mornings
User :   When she gets up in the morning at 5, again a glass of milk & koftel
Doctor :  
ok
User :   She also has some boiled potatoes during the day. A slice of cheese with chapati on alternate days
User :   The chat box is delayed.
Doctor :  
you need to start giving her food with vegetables like carrots, beans, cabbage, and cauliflower
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boil them with little salt and pepper
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she is taking only carbohydrate with milk and some fat
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she need to take a more balanced diet
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which will help her to gain immunity and fight infections strongly
User :   Allright
Doctor :  
you can opt for a diet chart for her too
Doctor :  
it wil be specially designed such that she get a variety of foods with good nutritional value and also a well balanced diet
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   How do i get it
Doctor :  
it is through the same diet service link i provided you for yourself
Doctor :  
you can go thru that link and put her deatils in that
User :   Oh ok. Thank you
Doctor :  
and ask for the diet chart
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form and comment box once again, and say done when done.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
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