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Leg ache. Get serum calcium level checked? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I have a leg ache everyday
Doctor:Since when?
User:i tried changing shoes,sandals..still doesnt help..i dont do too much walking as well
User:for about a month
Doctor:If you do not do too much walking, you would get leg pain as well
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Please get your serum calcium levels checked once
User:i mean i do the normal walking like walking in the evening, going for occassional walks with collegues
User:its not like i dont walk at all
Doctor:Does it all come up to 40 mins of normal walk?
Doctor:Is there a history of arthritis in the family?
Doctor:Does it ache in the upper or lower legs on the calf?
User:The pain starts from below the knee
Doctor:There can only be two problems
Doctor:one a problem in blood supply to the lower legs
Doctor:or a neural problem
Doctor:Are you on medications?
Doctor:Is your blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure normal?
User:i havent checked cholesterol, but sugar and pressure are normal..had it checked about 20 days ago
User:No, i am not on any medication
Doctor:Do you know your BMI?
User:I dont remember exactly, but i remember it was perfect in my case
Doctor:May I know your current weight?
User:about 65 KG
Doctor:That seems ideal
Doctor:All right
Doctor:Go in for a cholesterol test
Doctor:Check if it is normal
Doctor:If it is normal, the cause of your pain in neurological
Doctor:If it is abnormal, then it is probably a cause with the blood flow
User:Ok.. should I be too concerned about it?
Doctor:Yes, as long as it interferes in your daily work
Doctor:But, why don't you do your cholesterol test as a routine
Doctor:since you are 40 now
User:its not exactly interfering in my daily work..its just irritating, and the pain is not too much - but relentless
User:Ok i will get my cholesterol checked
Doctor:Please get it checked and do come back on chat
Doctor:We shall discuss further then
Doctor:Is that ok with you?
User:Ok thanks
Doctor:Just one suggestion for now
Doctor:Try to run on the treadmill for 30 mins at least regularly
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Ok sure
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Thank you doctor
Doctor:Thank you too
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