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Breakage of teeth, diabetic, low calcium levels? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor..
Doctor :   Hi
User :   want to check abt my dad's health
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   my dad is a diabetic patient..
User :   his diabetes is well under control, but recently i have noticed that he has become little weak
User :   his walks also has slowed down..
User :   his teeth break suddenly while eating..even softer stuffs.
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   How old is he.
User :   he is 60yrs, though
User :   other wise to pick up something heavy he is quite ok..
Doctor :   HAs he done any blood tests.
User :   is this because of his age
User :   recently no..but we check his diabetes at home
Doctor :   Any blood pressure.
Doctor :   You will have to check his serum calcium level.
Doctor :   Also do his bone density check up.
User :   yes he has blood pressure too he takes tablets..
User :   what these tests will prove as in what are these tests for?
Doctor :   Go to an orthopaedician for fdoing these tests.His calcium level might be low.Breaking of teeth is unusual.As age goes the bone degenerates.
Doctor :   So he might be facing this problem.He might even face problems while walking.
User :   ok is there anyting to worry doctor?
Doctor : should take him to doctor as soon as possible.
User :   yes has gets tired soon whn he walks and walks very slow.
Doctor :   Check his haemoglobin levels too.
User :   what are the consequences doctor?
Doctor :   Without knowing his levels we cannot comment about him.Give him adequate diet and high calcium food.
User :   oks can a family physician be of help for these tests..
User :   usualy general cases what are the consequences?
Doctor :   Tomorrow there should not arise any situation for hip replacement or knee cap replacement.No you should meet ortho doctor.
User :   ok..i will do so..
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Kindly login for further medical queries.
User :   but one thing i am confused how is teeth breaking and walking slow is related?
User :   i have logged in onli..
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   you need good calcium to maitain healthy teeth and bones.
User :   ok..
User :   thanks for help dr. will go for the tests asap.. and also can i reach you in future for dicussing the case further.
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :   Your welcome.
User :   thanks..
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