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Coping with knee pain, over weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   please proceed with your query.
User :   one of my family member is having a knee pain, what is the remedy
Doctor :   may i know the person's age ?
User :   65
Doctor :   ok , may i know the person's gender and could you elaborate on the pain?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   she is a female and if she stands continously for half an hour in the kitchen, the pain is felt immediately after that
User :   she is around 70 kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know her height ?
User :   5.3
Doctor :   ok , apart from knee pain , is there any knee swelling?
User :   no swelling
Doctor :   ok , does she have diabetes or high Bp?
Doctor :   I would want to help you with my suggestions
User :   no
Doctor :   her weight is more for her height
User :   sure
Doctor :   due to weight bearing there will be pain on prolonged standing
User :   what is the ideal weight
Doctor :   since she has crossed 60 yrs as well , we expect the bones and joints to be more brittle and less stable to bear the weight
Doctor :   i will tell you
Doctor :   her BMI COMES UPTO 27
Doctor :   which suggests that she is over weight
Doctor :   her weight should be in the range of 55 to 60
Doctor :   kgs, also with aging some changes are expected
User :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest to get an orthopedic consultation
User :   can u pl elaborate on BMI
Doctor :   and get her knees examined and an x ray done to look for any age related arthritis changes
Doctor :   BMI is the body mass index
User :   ok
Doctor :   it gives us the persons ideal weight for his height
Doctor :   a BMI more than 24.5 is over weight
Doctor :   and if crosses 30 we call it obese
Doctor :   and so on
User :   thks a lot for your valuable suggestions....
Doctor :   hence i suggest she does exercise to help in wieght loss
Doctor :   like brisk walk ,e tc after taking doctors opinion
Doctor :   and let her get a calcium check as well
Doctor :   the doctor will guide you further if needed
User :   ok. bye.....
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