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Treatment,effects Osteoporosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Osteoporosis
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Doctor :   hi how can i help you?
User :   Hi
User :   Yes, I am here doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go on
User :   I believe you have my entire chat history
User :   I believe you have my entire chat history
Doctor :   can you just refresh it once to save time?
User :   Okay.. My mother has been diagnosed with severe osteoporosis
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pleasego on
User :   Today I have the BMD test result in my hand - and can answer any question you have...
Doctor :   you came in the morning
Doctor :   yesteday
Doctor :   did you get the ecg done?
User :   We have decided to go in for a drug prescribed by our physician
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so at what level does she have the fracture?
User :   It is Forteo
User :   This is for improving the Bone Density
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how are her chest pains now?
User :   The fracture is in the Lumbar region
Doctor :   ok
User :   She has not had a chest pain since the last 2 days
Doctor :   then it probably isnt causing the chest pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you gotten the ecg done?
User :   Not yet doctor.. We were busy getting a demonstration of Forteo
Doctor :   if she gets chest pain again
Doctor :   i suggest that you get an ecg done
User :   Should we wait and see if her chest pain occurs again and then have the ECG?
Doctor :   better to get it done earlier
User :   Yes...
Doctor :   if there are any changes then precautionary treatment
Doctor :   can be atarted
Doctor :   as soon as possible
Doctor :   it is any how indicated at her age
Doctor :   even if it doesnt have ant changes
Doctor :   you can use it for future refernce
User :   OK... We will have that done. The only problem is that there are so many treatments at the same time. We have to learn to use Forteo and also get a brace for her
Doctor :   yes
User :   But I get your advice .. and thanks.. I have another question
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   We have to use Forteo for 6 months for her - as per prescription
Doctor :   ok
User :   Could you tell me if it is entirely safe to do so, and that it really improves the serverity of the osteoporotic condition
Doctor :   is forteo alendronate?
User :   She will have to take it as an injection 20mg sub-cutaneous
Doctor :   there could be GI upset
Doctor :   acidity
User :   It is Forteo teriparatide (rDNA origiin) prefilled injection
Doctor :   headache and occassional rash
User :   What is GI upset?
Doctor :   vomittings loose moyions
Doctor :   motions
User :   Oh! Is it serious? Would you still advice us to take Forteo?
Doctor :   these side effects may or maynot be present
Doctor :   but the benefits outweigh the side effects
User :   Okay.
User :   And is 6 months enough or is it too much?
Doctor :   no its adequate
Doctor :   it helps in bone formation
Doctor :   if any side effects ensure
Doctor :   consult your ortho surgeon
Doctor :   anything else?
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   Yes doctor. Thank you for your advice.. compliments to Healthcare Magic and yourself
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service

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