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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   hi..
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can i have your name please

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please proceed with your health query
User :   ya..i have a query regarding high blood pressure
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ok
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i am 24yrs and i usually have high BP for the past 3 yrs
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i had all tests done and everything was normal
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i was recommended Irovel H which i take daily
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ok
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what were the tests done for you?
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what were the results?
User :   ultrasound,ECG,Doppler
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X-ray,blood tests
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ok
User :  
all the tests were normal
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all the blood tests were normal?
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was cholesterol checked?
User :  
yes
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was blood tests for kidney function done?
User :   yes that also
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pottasim and all others were also checked
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ok
User :  
actually i am overweight..so that can be a probable reason
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what was your last blood pressure reading? and when was that checked?
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please provide your height and weight
User :   i keep checking my BP last was normal with medicin

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ok
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what was the reading?
User :   my height is 5.6 and weight 74

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it was 180/80
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ok
User :  
but i am not sure about how long i sould continue with the medicines
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so as per your height your ideal weight should be between
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58-63 kgs
User :  
ok..
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and your BMI(body mass index) is 27
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which shows that you are overweight
User :  
hmm
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and also, your BP is not controlled with medicine
User :  
ok..what should it be like
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you should get another check done for this
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and this time ask for thyroid hormone analysis too
User :  
sure..just the BP check or any other?
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i had thyroid tested many times
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it has always been normal
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is your BP always have the upper value/sytolic value more than 140??
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and is the lower value/diastolic value normal always, i mean below 90?
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ok..
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ok so below 90 is normal?
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yes, below 90 for lower value/diastolic reading is normal
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it should not go more than 90
User :   ok..

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is your BP always have the upper value/sytolic value more than 140?
User :  
well i think i would see a doctor
User :   no not nmore than 140..may be i am missing the last times reading

User :  
its ususally 120 or so
Doctor :   ok
User :   in case my BP is between 120/80 without medicines

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as if that was the case, then it would va fallen into a category called 'isolated sytolic hypertension'
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so i need to take medicines or not?
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in which most of the times the lower value is within normal limits and uper value is more than normal
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if you BP is 120/80 to 130/85 range, with medications
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ok..
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then you will need to continue medications
User :  
but my case was opp as far as i remember
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to keep in control
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when i got it tested the first time
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in case it is not, then you need to change your medications
User :  
my lower value was high
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ok
User :  
i mean it was 90 but doctor said it should be 80
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what is the current status?
User :   i will get it checked but i think its 80/120 generally

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with medicines
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was it checked only once in the first visit or two-three times in the first visit
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many times
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ok if it is 120/80-130/90 with medications, then it is good control.
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and you should continue medications
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ok..
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any other advise to keep it in control
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is IRovel H appropriate
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yes, diet control.and exercises
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if it is controlling the BP then yes, it is good
User :   i usually donn eat much oil

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normal 2 roti diet twice a day
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and milk for breakfast
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ok that is good
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what about salt intake?
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you have to take restricted salt diet
User :   i eat less salt..as i knew that would be harmful

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and no use of table salt in food
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only little salt when cooking
User :   what does this means
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that is good too
User :  
ok u mean extra salt in cooked food
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i never take it
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ok
User :regarding my periods

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i have a query too
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yes
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tell me
User :   i have periods on time

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but before that i would like to tell you that to effectively control hypertension
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but they last only for 2-3 days
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your diet should consist of foods that is lower in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and higher in potassium, magnesium, and calcium
User :  
yes i would take more care of hypertension..thanks for ur advice
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what are the foods rich in potaasium and magnesium
User :  
done..i got just one ques
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potassium and magnesium are in plenty in vegetables
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and in milk products
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yes please proceed with your query
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regarding periods
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i have regular periods but only for 2-3 days
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is that normal?
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yes i was coming to that after answering your food query
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please proceed
User :   ok..

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you get periods in regular intervals, or are they irregular?
User :  
they are regular but they happen to shift 3-4 days before each month
Doctor :  
ok. that is perfectly normal
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and also to have bleeding for only 2-3 days is also normal
User :   no. of days are fine
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however you take these tests to confirm that there are no underlying causes
User :   no ..i have never taken any tests
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do a Complete blood count, LH, FSH, TSH, and Prolactin levels
User :  
where can this test be done
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take a abdominopelvic ultrasound too
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these tests can be done in any standard laboratory
User :  
ok will get that done soon..but i usually dont face any problems in periods
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in that case it may not be required
User :   only thing is they last for jsut 3 days

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but if you are very concerned we can do these tests to see that evrything is fine with you
User :  
yes i can get that done just to make sure..
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it is perfectly normal to have 2-3 days of bleeding as you grow older
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the fact is
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ok..
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well i have another query..
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that when you are young, the egg is not released, the bleeding happens in anovulatory cycle
User :  
how safe is it to have sex during periods
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but as we grow up, our body starts releasing eggs, so we have ovulatory cycles
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so we may bleed for only 2-3 dyas in this
User :   ok..releasing eggs means?

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usually is is not advised to have intercourse during periods, as the bleeding contains the sough form uterus
User :   so how is it harmful?

Doctor :   let me inform you that in your body there are two ovaries, and each month ovary releases one egg during fertile period
User :  
ok..
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let me answer one query at a time so that neither you nor i get confused. is that fine with you?
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have you followed what i have said for the bleeding for 3 days during period time?
User :  
yes please
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yes that was fine
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ok now coming to release of eggs? have you followed what i have said regarding this?
User :  
yes that with age we release eggs and thats the reason cycle decreases
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ok
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and each month one ovary will relaese one egg
User :  
oh ok..
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the next month the other ovary will release egg
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and this happens during fertile period, which comes in between the two period cycles
User :  
i get it now..
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good
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now coming to your next query for having intercourse during periods
User :   yes...
Doctor :   intercourse during periods is a matter of personal preference and cultural beliefs. Medically, it is safe to have sex during your period as long as you don't use it as a ticket to have unprotected sex.

Doctor :   Menstrual discharge contains blood and tissue lining the womb. There is nothing dirty about it and contact with menstrual fluid will not cause any injury or irritation to the penis.
Doctor :   but some people do get irritation in case they are sensitive
User :  
ok..
Doctor :   and in case there is any infection in the women,
User :   hmm thats right..
Doctor :  
the chances of it getting transmitted during periods time intercourse is more likely
Doctor :   for example, the likelihood of an HIV-infected womanâ??s passing the infection to her male partner is higher during her periods
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or a womanâ??s chances of contracting an infection, (for e.g. herpes) from her male partner, are higher during her periods.
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Doctor :   hi
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are you back?
User :   i am not sure but i got diconnected
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coming back to your query on intercourse during periods
User :  

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can we proceed?
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yes continuing the chat with you
User :   please scroll down

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A woman is more likely to develop any yeast or bacterial infections like candidiasis or bacterial vaginosis because the vagina's pH during menstruation is less acidic. and these infections are more likely to occur.
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therefore it is advisable to use contraception, preferably a condom,
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as it will prevent transmission of infections and also protect you against any chances of pregnancy
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User :   is any doc there?
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yes here
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