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What causes stomach gas and lathergy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-May-2014
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User:Is any doc online?
User:I want to ask about my mother.. she has diabetes, Thyroid, Gas troubles and BP
User:she ias regularly taking her medicines
Doctor:all right
Doctor:Please ask me your queries
User:she has undergone thre operations one for gall bladder, uterus and hernia.. even if her tests for diabetes, thyroid are normal still her health is deteriorating
User:pls suggest what other tests she need to unedrgo
User:and all these problems actually started after her uterus removal
User:gas problems started after gall bladder removal and she faced diabetes and thyroid issue after uterus removal
User:she daily has gas issues where in she need to vomit in morning and then only any pain killer works
User:so pls let me know your suggestions.. as inspite of all medicines and home remedies she is losing weight.. specially around neck area
User:... pls suggest
Doctor:I am sorry about the multiple problems that your mother is facing
User:one more thing she has slip disk and sever shoulder pains
Doctor:It seems like you have posted a query on the same
User:Thanks for your concern doc
User:then i felt like asking it online
Doctor:Would you like to wait for a detailed answer?
User:as i am worried about her health
User:i will see the detailed ans but you may go ahead with some quick tips
User:like what tests/medication/diet plan/health plans she should implement immediately... to get some relief
Doctor:What are the current medicines that she is on?
Doctor:Please let me know about them
User:okay for BP - Amlopress AT, For Diabetes - Amryl 1 mg, for Thyroid- there is some medicine which all patienst take in morning 25mg dosage, for gas - Zintec and for headaches- Flaxon
User:in addition to this she takes lot of home remedies
User:and also some times takes Amway- Glucose health
User:and surprisingly her tests for blood glucose, BP and Thyroid are normal
User:thats why are worried
User:what else we should do in terms of her tests and medication
User:.. sometimes she is very worried as she developed daibetes due to lot of metal worries and stress going in her personal life
Doctor:Thanks for the details
Doctor:May I know your mother's age?
User:now i think i told u everything
Doctor:all right
Doctor:When did you last get all her lab tests done?
Doctor:Can I get to see those reports?
User:just last to last week
Doctor:Can u mail it to me?
User:we do her blood glucose test at home once in 2 weeks
User:and BP normally 2 days a week
User:and thyroid TSH was performed 15 days back
User:and they were normal
Doctor:I would like to take a complete and in depth reading of all her latest lab reports
User:okay sure
User:whats ur email id?
User:okay will do
User:but in first glance what do u think might be the reason
Doctor:Would you send it right away?
User:i dont have them available right now m'aam
User:i will have to get them scanned
User:then will have to mail them to you
User:but yes i have seen the reports they are in normal ranges
User:but can i get some quick suggestions...
Doctor:all right
Doctor:it can be due to thyroid dyfunction
Doctor:What is her main concern now?
Doctor:still her health is deteriorating - is it the gas trouble or anything else in specific?
User:she feels lathargic
Doctor:What are her current bothering symptoms?
User:weight loss
User:specially near neck
Doctor:Lethargy is mostly because of hypothyroidism
User:and she is having gas related headaches
User:in morning
Doctor:Weight loss could be due to very high sugars
User:but they are normal
User:sugar is in permissible range
Doctor:The gas related headaches could be due to multiple medications
User:and thyroid TSH is also in normal range
User:so what else she should do
Doctor:What is her weight?
User:i think
User:it keeps on varying
Doctor:Seems to be fine
Doctor:I think her medicines needs a review again now
Doctor:Also, she must take care of her diet and health as well
Doctor:Taking too many medicines can also make someone ill
User:fat looks okay down around her weist area but she seems very weak near her neck and shoulder and face areas
User:... but those medicines she cnt leave
User:what will you recommend in terms of her diet
Doctor:yes, she needs to take them
Doctor:Her current symptoms are likely to be due to thyroid
User:okay so what advanced tests would you recommend for her
Doctor:The right diet in the form of vegetables and fruits
User:in terms of thyroid
Doctor:She can get a thyroid ultrasound done
Doctor:What is the TSH value that was done 2 weeks back?
Doctor:why don't you take a dietitian consultation from us ?
Doctor:we have trained dietitians who can help you. I will make sure that a person from our customer service team calls you after this live chat and assist with your request
User:i cnt remember the exact range but yes she consulted her thyroid specialist and she said its fine and she needs to consult some physician as according to her the problems are not XXXXXXX to thyroid
Doctor:would you like that?
User:pls do that
Doctor:all right
User:that will be very helpful
Doctor:let me know your number to call
Doctor:also, can you check and tell me the TSH report now?
User:shall i pass on her number as well
Doctor:not required now
User:she is in office .. might not be having that with her
User:she is working in govt sector
User:that also adds to her lathargic state
Doctor:all right
Doctor:Should I wait for you to mail all the reports and then go further?
User:so according to you no need to go for advanced tests
User:as of now
Doctor:not required
User:okay sure
User:i will mail the repots
Doctor:Let me keep that query on hold
User:which ones do you require?
Doctor:Is that ok with you?
Doctor:mail me all the relevant reports
Doctor:I will look at them and call you
User:yes fine..its better to do root cause analysis
Doctor:all right
User:so i will wait for your call
User:and a call from your dietisians
Doctor:you first mail the reports, and come back on chat to remind me
Doctor:I will only know then that you have mailed the reports
User:so u are always available over chat?
Doctor:only then can I check
Doctor:meanwhile, the dietitian call will go on as shecudled
User:okay thanks
Doctor:second option is better
User:when shall i expect his call?
Doctor:I am not always available on chat
Doctor:I shall ask them to call you after the chat very soon
User:okay thanks
User:so will chat once i upload her reports
User:Thanks a lot for your time doc
User:Have a nice day ahead
User:looking fwd for a call from your dietitians
Doctor:same to you
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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