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rheumatic heart disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 523 Questions
Doctor :   hi\
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hello Dr
User :   Good afternoon
Doctor :   Good Afternoon
User :   I am a rheumatic heart patient
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am now taking benzathine every 3 week
User :   I wanted to know is there any alternative medication for this
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am planning to go abroad next year for a stay of 2-3 years as part of my research work
User :   so I am bit concerned how do i continue my medication there
Doctor :   ok
User :   kindly tell me if any alternative exists for this
Doctor :   please give your details like age, sex, occupation, location, marital status
User :   age 28 male,
User :   i am a research scholar
User :   i am single
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you on any other medications?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there can be alternatives like oral penicillin
Doctor :   erythromycin and cephalosporins
Doctor :   you can discuss with your rheumatologist regarding the best alternative
Doctor :   these drugs can be taken in tablet form wherevr you are
User :   okplease comfirm your details
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   one more thing I wanted to now
Doctor :   do you have any valve disease?
Doctor :   what is he exact nature of the heart problem?
User :   recently i went through a check up for my heart
Doctor :   ok
User :   the report suggests that i have mild MR
User :   little mistake in my detail.. My email is YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you have to continue the treatment into yor 4o's and 50's
User :   ok
User :   do these oral pencilins work as effective as the injections ???
Doctor :   also you should restrict physical activity for some time
Doctor :   the injections are given for individual convenience
User :   could u please be little specific about the physical activity restrictions
Doctor :   rather than for effectiveness
User :   as i play badminton
Doctor :   indoor activities are fine
User :   also do little excercise
User :   yoga etc
Doctor :   dont play violent sports for an year os so
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   I have one more query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sure
User :   I am planning to get married to my girlfriend
Doctor :   ok
User :   i ant to know will she get my ailment after marriage
Doctor :   no rheumatic heart disease is an infection that leads to this problem
Doctor :   as you have already had the infection before there is no way your spouse can get affected now
User :   so it will not spread by sex
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it is caused by the organism causing sore throat
User :   ok
Doctor :   please fill the form and say done when done
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you filled the form?
User :   yes i have
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
User :   Yes I have one last question
Doctor :   ok
User :   thsi i am asking for my partner
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is an effective method for birth control
User :   if any good suggestion for pills
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you want to go for pills or a barrier method?
User :   pills
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i cannot prescribe pills online for your spouse as i cannot examine her clinically
Doctor :   that wouldnt be safe for her
User :   ok
Doctor :   she should visit a gynaecologist
User :   ok
User :   Thank you sir for all u'r prompt reply
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   No sir
Doctor :   ok
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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