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Laser keratoplasty, High cholesterol levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a burning sensation and am unconfortable everywhere on my upper body when i lie down, i high blood pressure 130/80 i recently lost weight, i ocasionally exercise and have had a case of high colesterol 207
i had a check up done and everything was fine but the colesterol level
Doctor :   HI,
User :   well like mentioned above i have
User :   an unconfortable burning sensation on my back and head
User :   when i lie down
User :   all my tests and exams came out ok
Doctor :   ok,
User :   besides high colesterol levels
User :   i eat healthy food and exercise
Doctor :   ok,
User :   and am not overweight
User :   however this constant unconfortable felling i´ve had for 4 months
User :   and am looking for advice what could it be?
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   The BP nd the cholesterol can be considered normal, as they are very marginally raised
Doctor :   i do not consider the cholesterol being the caused here at any chance
Doctor :   Is the burning sensation superficial or deep ?
User :   i also work on a computer about 8 howers a day if not more
User :   superficial i would say
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol ?
User :   i do not
Doctor :   Do you smoke ?
User :   dont smoke as well
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   i use to lift weights and i stopped
User :   male 29 years old
User :   i lost a lot of weight by exercising and taking most fat out my daily food
Doctor :   i would consider it to be , nutritional glitch
Doctor :   deficiency of VIT B12 makes nerves weak and hence present this way
Doctor :   either by Oral Vit B 12 or by injections this can be counteracted
User :   i had taken multivitamens with 5mcg of b12 for 4 days as intructed by one of my doctors
User :   i´ve had this for about 10 months now
Doctor :   you may have to take for a minimum of month to see the change
Doctor :   if its is by oral Vit B12 the it may take way more than it
User :   i see i will give it a try, hopefully it helps, one of my doctors told me that it could be nerves
Doctor :   the dosage has to be calculated based on the blood levels of Vit B12
Doctor :   yes, as i have mentioned earlier, VIT B12 is a necessary vit for normal nerve function
Doctor :   and the problem you have is more of nerve problem than any other
User :   i have bad eyesight dr, how many hours would you recommend i work on a computer
User :   i wil check my vit b12 blood level
Doctor :   not more than 2 hours continuously , you will need a 15 min gap for every 2 hours
Doctor :   and not more than 6 to 8 hours a day
User :   ok, would i be able to speak to the same doctor on health care magic to follow up on a diagnosis
User :   or change whenever i log in to chat
Doctor :   it depends on the timing ,
User :   and also a general question would you advice a laser eye surgery for eyesight of -6
Doctor :   yes, laser Keratoplasty
User :   in which country can i find the best clinics
Doctor :   US
User :   am talking from africa
User :   so i would need to travel to the us
Doctor :   this surgery is done in al most all eye centers and its a commonly sued modality
User :   what is your opinion on the procedure
Doctor :   safe ,
Doctor :   commonly used*
User :   i see
User :   i will seek further information
Doctor :   yes, there is lot of right information on the net about this
User :   its been a pleasure i will try to see if i can make progress on the vit b12
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   thanks for the adivce, it was helpful
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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