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49 years old suffering from acute calf pain and severe indigestion. What is causing this ?

sir,my brother is having terrible pain in his calf as well as swelling on it.the pain starts the moment he tries to go to sleep.the pain wakes him up immediately.he has severe indigestion problem.the pain doesnt allow him to sleep anytime.he gets sm relief wen he takes soda bicarb.all odr reports of heart ,colour veinous doppler etc r normal.his stool shows undigested food material.he simply cant hv food grains.on fruit diet he has sm relief.PLS HELP.He is 49 yrs old.doesnt have any other ailment.weighs 72kg and is 5feet,7 inch tall.has chronic acidity problem.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Your brother probably has Gluten sentitive enteropathy or Celiac disease. Swelling of body is a symptom of this disease because of less absorption of protein from the intestine. He needs to stay away from wheat, barley, rye, oats which contain gluten and also take less salt in diet. Try to avoid milk products if he is allergic to them as well. Since he is having pain, is there any redness and increased warmth of the skin on that area, if yes it could be inflammation of the tissue called cellulitis which needs urgent medical attention. Doctor will need to prescribe diuretic if edema if not relieved but usually relief is obtained following gluten free diet. He can eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, pulses, chicken, lean meat, eggs.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
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Give him Tablet or injection of Vit B!,B^,B12 .
Give him Vit A,D,and E.
Go for blood sugar test.
Ask him to do some physical exercise like walking,swimming etc.
quit smoking if he smokes.
ok and bye.
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