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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   yes
User :   let me tell you about my self first
User :   my name is XXXX, age 26 from goa
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have been getting tremours in my hands of lately
User :   which are consistant in the left hand and sometimes move on to the right
Doctor :   k
User :   i'm very much healthy
Doctor :   Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   but off late if i do anywork or lift something or exercise these tremours grow to much extent
User :   well a single, working in abu dhabi and i work for a bank... service
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, I have to ask you a few questions because I cannot examine you. It will take some time so please be patient.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Overwt, Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies? Any Operations If so why? please say if there is family history of such problems.
User :   aand also at times my hands and legs become numb and am getting headaches on a regular basis
User :   well no oter health problem
User :   no work stress nothing of that sort
User :   my dad has the problem, but his is dioganised due to excessive alcohol intake
User :   as of me i dont drink
User :   i checked with a couple of doctors here, but are unable to give me any answers
Doctor :   Would you mind to wait for 2 minutes
User :   sure
User :   take your time
Doctor :   How long you have this problem
User :   well it was there a before but was very very lettle and in my left hand. i.e. it was not that steady
User :   but now tremours have started
User :   and not to forget headaches
User :   i feel my muscles twitchng at times
User :   specially my back n sometimes legs also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   DO you have any other healthproblems
User :   basically even if i hold any spoon in my hands it looks as if i'm trembling]
User :   so other health problems of any sort]
User :   checked my eyesight, iits perfect
User :   doctors here checked for some thyrid problem if exists... but that too was elimintaed
User :   have no physical injury of my spine nor any head injury
User :   my liver is perfect. so vitamin levels and iron levels
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What was the treating doctor opinion
User :   well he just advised me to see a neurologist
User :   which i saw n he too said well i dont see the symtoms of the problem
User :   did a head scan also which came out normal
User :   i am basically thinking about the idea of coming down to india and checking it out with a good neurologist down here
User :   any diea doc , what might be the problem
Doctor :   It seems to be of unknown cause
Doctor :   it is called Essential tremor
Doctor :   which has no cause
Doctor :   but the treatment is possible
User :   okie
User :   what will the treatment include
User :   i want to know will the problem increase or decrease, coz i dont want t put my future or career at stake
User :   thats why i want to check for an expert opinion as soon as possible
User :   and will the treatment be an costly affair
Doctor :   It is better to get down to india and see the neurologist for ruling out the other problems
Doctor :   It wont be a costly affair
User :   can the problem be treated and eliminated
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   it can be treated
User :   ok, that was a relief
User :   as i dont have anyother tension, leaving out the tremours problem
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You should not be worried
Doctor :   anxiety is the cause of tremor
Doctor :   some times
Doctor :   Have good diet and good sleep
Doctor :   and try relaxation techniques
Doctor :   like Yoga
User :   okie yes sometimes i get anxiety also, which i never had before
Doctor :   if your are stressed out
Doctor :   the tremor increases
User :   can anxiety be treated
Doctor :   very much
User :   ok and how would the treatment go
User :   will it be medically
Doctor :   yesh
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   well is there any good hospital or doctor you can suggest in and around goa
Doctor :   we are based in Bangalore
Doctor :   we have database for only banglore
User :   ok
User :   ok can u suggest any good doctor in anglore
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   If you can come down to Goa and give us
Doctor :   call
Doctor :   at our number
Doctor :   at 080-0000
User :   yes definately
Doctor :   we can help you
Doctor :   in finding one
Doctor :   call betwwn 12PM to 6PM
User :   well that would be a great help indeed
User :   ok
User :   well thanks a lot doc for the valuable info

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