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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Hi doc
User :   I have been falling ill quite frequently ...
Doctor :   Please explain your symptoms in detail.
User :   on friday, I had severe body pain - particularly in legs, thighs, headache and backache - then i did some blood test on malaria, everything came out to be normal - but i got high fever as well the next day ...
User :   doctor prescibed me Swith as antibiotic and lariago suspecting it could be malaria
User :   and calpol for fever - i have been taking these medicines for last 4 - 5 days .. my fever under control, i am still feeling quite weak
Doctor :   Are you still having fever? Do you have joint pain, bodyache, cough or sore throat?
User :   more i do not feel hungry and my appetite hs come down
User :   no cough or sore throat
User :   not joint pain in particular but pain in legs and backache
Doctor :   Are you having fever anytime or is it normal?
User :   it is normal but i get fever once every two months
Doctor :   Since malaria test is negative it can be any viral fever and it causes weakness for a week or 10 days.
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this fever every two months? Do you take any medications for that?
User :   this is been happening for more than 1 year now .. i generally go to doctor in my area, last year also, she had given me medication for malaria inspite of test being negative
Doctor :   But fever every two months can be a sign of some infection or decreased immunity of the body or weather changes.
Doctor :   Did you ever get your Blood Tests like Complete Blood Count done?
User :   this time i remember - it had test for platelets, WBC etc. those were within range but on the lower side
Doctor :   Ok, platelet counts are decreased in Malaria or Dengue or Chikungunya. She must have given you antimalarials for the same
User :   hmm..
Doctor :   Also increase your Vitamin C intake. Take tab CELIN 500 mg daily for few months.
User :   does this has any side effects
Doctor :   No it is a Vitamin
Doctor :   Have more of veggies like cabbage, brocolli, radish. turnip
Doctor :   Amla and citrus fruits are a good source of Vitamin C.
Doctor :   Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water every day
User :   okay will do that ...
Doctor :   DO regular Exercise or yoga .
User :   okay, and i want to know something on medical tests
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   i want to go for a couple of those as a preventory/precautionary measure
Doctor :   Ok
User :   that
User :   e.g. coronary risk markers - Apo A & Apo B
User :   i have high bad cholestrol level as well
Doctor :   Ok, may i know your age?
User :   29
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptom like breathlessness, chest pain?
User :   not as of now
Doctor :   Is there any family history as such of heart diseases?
User :   my mother is diabetic and has high cholestrol as well
Doctor :   Bad cholesterol can be corrected by balanced diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications.
Doctor :   Once a year you can go for regular health check ups and make some changes in your lifestyle.
User :   yup - doyou recommend if i should go for tests like the ones i mentioned above - coronary risk markers etc
Doctor :   Yes you can
User :   can you give me some idea how this test cost
User :   much*
Doctor :   It depends on the lab conducting it. You have to get a cardiac profile done for it.
User :   i see, do you recommend any good labs in mumbai
Doctor :   SRL or DR LAL path lab
User :   and could you give any idea how much 'cardiac profile' would cost at above labs
Doctor :   It may be 1000 to 1500 range
User :   also, since i have back problem, i would like to go for MRI also, appreciate if you could give me some idea on MRI cost as well
Doctor :   It may cost between 7k to 10 k and depends on the hospital where it is being done
User :   okay i think that's pretty much for now . thank you so much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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