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Restless Leg Syndrome,Swelling of hands - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my wife has pain & swelling in fingers, she is 29 yrs old
Doctor :   any injury?
User :   no
Doctor :   How long has she been having this problem?
User :   about 6 months, it subsides some times, but not completely gone
Doctor :   which finger/ fingers is affected?
User :   almost all the fingers, i got her rh factor, uric acid tested, these are normal
Doctor :   Does she have difficulty in movements? Is there anytime particular time that the swelling is more/ less?
User :   yes she feels pain in movement, there is no particular time i suppose ?
Doctor :   did you mean RA factor- what other tests have you done? did you see a specialist ?
User :   yes RA factor & uric acid, no not seen a specialist yet
Doctor :   Is the pain more in colder weather/ when she gets up early in the morning- and improves as the day goes on.
User :   i am not sure on this
Doctor :   did you get a test called ESR- erythrocyte sedimentation rate done?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok- who prescribed the test for you- the RA factor and uric acid?
Doctor :   Did you get an X-ray taken?
Doctor :   R u thr?
User :   just got it tested, no xrays taken
Doctor :   Your wife will require a physical examination by an Orthopedic ans a few more tests- and an X-ray-
User :   are u an orthopedic
Doctor :   depending on the results of the test- the orthopedic will treat you or may refer you to a super specialist- Rheumatologist
Doctor :   No I'm a general practitioner
User :   ok i would seek an appointment with an orthopedic then
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   yes if u have a few more minutes
Doctor :   sure
User :   i myself feel a bit weak & have pain in my legs, esp. the calf muscles
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation:
User :   the pain is not much, slight slight but may be i have this for years now
User :   32 yrs, on a sitting job 10 to 7 , no excercise
Doctor :   what is your ht/wt?
User :   5'7 " / 57 kgs
Doctor :   Do you get he pain only after physical exertion? or at any other particular time?
Doctor :   your ht is 57 inches?
User :   no it remains constantly
User :   ht 5' 7"
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is it more in the nights? is it more of a discomforting feeling or pain?
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   yes more in night & i think it is more of a discomfort
Doctor :   do you feel better if you move your legs- like just shaking them/ or do you have to get up and walk around before you feel better?
User :   yes i think i get a bit relief when i stretch my legs
Doctor :   Is your sleep affected by this problem?
User :   no no
Doctor :   do you smoke?
User :   no no
Doctor :   You could probably have a condition called the restless leg syndrome
Doctor :   the exact cause of this problem is not known
User :   what should i do then ?
Doctor :   It is nothing to worry about- but since you have this problem for a few years- get your legs examined by the orthopedic when you take your wife
Doctor :   he will just do a physical examination to check if the blood supply is alright
User :   ok i'll do that
Doctor :   You only need to seek treatment for this problem if it disturbing your sleep- or interfering with your daily activities
User :   also i need to gain some weight
Doctor :   ok
User :   any multi vitamins
User :   google sir...
Doctor :   you can improve your wt through diet and exercise
User :   my diet is limited, i can take more...
Doctor :   fro a multivitamin- it will help improve yougeneral health
Doctor :   *your general
Doctor :   are you vegetarian/ non veg?
User :   so u dont suggest a multivit, i am non veg
Doctor :   you can take a multivitamin like Becadexamin/ or a high quality vitamin like Riconia- for 1 month
Doctor :   but it will not work wonders or help you put on wt- it can improve your gen health status
User :   thanks riconia / riconia silver are same ?
Doctor :   As you do not get daily exercise- you can gain a lot of benefit from exercise
Doctor :   at your age Riconia is enough
User :   ok i'll take it for a month & also try some excercise
Doctor :   eat a high protein snack like fish or chicken sandwich half an hour before exercise
Doctor :   for helping build muscle
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   i think i have taken enough of your time
Doctor :   you are welcome; Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
Doctor :   Hi

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