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Treatment for Rheumatism other than taking benzathine penicillin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   hello Sir, I am suffering from Rheumatism for the last 9 years
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Ye
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Yes
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I am taking Benzathine pencilin every three weeks
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OK
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I wanted to know is there any alternative
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age 28, i am doing Phd , I mean I am a research scholar, in Bangalore, I am single
User :   Are you there
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yes
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Ok, Benzathine Pencillin is the drug of choice for Rheumatic fever
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Since you are already 28 years, you will only have to continue it till the age of 35
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See I have gone through two Heart check up
User :   Ok, what is the status now?
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The report says The valve is thickened a bit
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And there is mild lick
User :   What is the functionality of the valve?
User :   I am sorry I don't have the reports with me now. If u don't mind I can do the same tomorrow
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Ok, have you been disease free for 5 years?
User :   yes
I want to know is there any problem If i s
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i want to know if i can do yoga and other exercises
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It depends on the functionality of the valve.
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also if i get married is there any chance that i will pass over this to my wife
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There are few yogic excercises which you cannot perform as it may immediately increase heart rate
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No
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So its not advisable to do exercises without any exercise stress test
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Onje very important question , I am planning to work in abroad ( France) for two years. So my problem is how to get injection there
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will it be availbale
User :   Yes it is available everywhere
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or is tehre any alternative tablets which i can take for the same priod
User :   For that you will need to consult with a physician/ cardiologist there
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But Benzathine Pencillin is the best you can take
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Oral drugs are there like Pencillin V and sulfadiazine
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But its not that effective
User :   oh
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What wil happen if the valves go bad
User :   There is surgery for that.
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There are also conservative methods to treat it
User :   kindly tell me what r the methods
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But I dont think you have those as you have recently done check ups with cardiologists and they have not mentioned anything
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Theres a procedure called balloon mitral commisurotomy, but that again depends on what is the status of your valve
User :   If you want we can set up an appointment with a cardiologist in your area to assist you on this
User :   As i need proper guidance for a healthy living
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