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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello doctor, My motherinlaw is 53 yrs old, she had viral 2 weeks back, it continued for 4-5 days, she is very weak since then, her right eye gets swollen when she wakes up in the morning, local doctors have suggested her to rest
User :   is any body there
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User :   yes doctor
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ok
User :   have u rcd my above msg
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did she have any blood tests done?
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yes i recieved it
User :   her sgpt & sgot count was in between 80-70
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does she have swelling in left eye too?
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ok
User :   rest every thing was quite normal
User :   left eye no
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ok
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please proceed with ur query
User :   we r just givng her juices & food without spices
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ok
User :   but she is not getting recovered by her weakness
User :   she feels that her left part of body is getting swelling
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ok
User :   her hands do not have life
User :   please suggest
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ok
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ok i will need to ask few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   she was very very active priror to this used to sleep only for 4-5 hrs & was living independently
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ok
User :   even i can not work so fast as she used to do
User :   but now she is just like life less

Doctor :   ok
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as per the history given by you
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you
User :   hi
User :   u might hv seen my msgs above, so pls suggest
Doctor :   Proceed with your query
User :   hey doctor, do i need to write everything again
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give me a minute i just go through the chat
User :   sure
Doctor :   does she have fever, cold, cough?
User :   nothing, sometimes she feels that the temperature is ther but it comes normal
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is she taking any medications
User :   yes
Doctor :   what medications she is on?

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Did she underwent any investigations
User :   live-52,pancreatin casules, satrogyl
User :   panvista-d
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ok
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any abnormalities were noted in the blood tests
User :   blood sugar is normal, cholestrol normal, triglyceride normal, blood urea normal, platelet count normal, sgpt 74, sgot 81
User :   haemoglobin 12.8
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Did she had any jaundice?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
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what were the symptoms she had?
User :   see our local doc said she has post viral weakness
Doctor :   ok

User :   but she feels that it is something else
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does she has any history of medical diseases like hypertension, highblood pressure
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I tis quite to have this kind of fatigue, weakness after an viral infection
User :   no only time wen her menopause occured she was a bit unwell, otherwise she didn't had any such probs
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She needs to take more healthy diet, lot of fruits, and vegetables
User :   she has arthritis in her knee joints, that is quite normal due to lack of calcium
Doctor :   ok
User :   will sleep help
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is she taking calcium supplements for this
User :   yes
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AS i told you she needs tot ake healthy diet with more vegetables, fruits, salads. greens
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and take adequate rest
User :   osteocerine
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to regian her normal health which is quite disturbed after an viral attack
User :   how will u define adequate rest
User :   is viral so harmful
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8-10n hours of sound sleep in the night, she can have after noon nap as well
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Viral infection tend to disrupt the normal mechanism of body
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and the person after viral infection tends to become more weak, their immunity will be reduced
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So it takes time for regaining the energy
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IS her hemoglobin level checked when she un derwent th eblood tests
User :   hey doc, u dont read my msg, i had wrtn it above that it is 12.8
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sorry
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iam the other doctor
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She also need to take a mulitvitamin supplement like Tab Riconia one tablet in the morning for 15 days.
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Her hemoglobin le3vel is fine
Doctor :   Does she has any weakness in her limbs?

User :   just to add, before viral also she was not well for approx 1 mnth, she used to vomit most of the times , after having milk which was a routine in night she used to get diaria, used to have pains in her stomach
Doctor :   ok
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was she been taking medications for that
User :   no
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how is her vomiting, loose stools now
User :   after viral we have not given milk to her at all
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avoid milk for some days
User :   stools were loose, watever she used to eat used to come out
User :   but now it is fine
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ok
Doctor :   do you have any other queries?
User :   do we need to go for any other checkup, will she be active as before again
Doctor :   Is she able to walk and do her daily routines
User :   yes but she becomes very tired
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ok
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that is fine
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that is quite common after viral infection
User :   she used to be excessive active earlier, will u suggest for the walk for 1/2 an hr
User :   though she is very weak
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i donot suggest any excercise at present
User :   not even walk
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ya
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not at this time
User :   ok
User :   thanks doctor
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she needs to take healthy foods
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continue the same medications
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and she will be fine in over a period of time
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