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Elevated blood urea level and recurring body pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I helpyou
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Hi this is xxxxx . I wanted to ask you about my moms problem
Doctor :   please proceed XXXXXXXX .
User :   she is 50 yrs old and is often having leg pain and hand pain
User :   She did a blood test
Doctor :   Is she having any medical illness
User :   Everything was normal except her blood urea which was slightly high
User :   when she takes medicine she'll be fine. But she will have the same problems once she stops
Doctor :   What medications is she on and
User :   She isalso gets Sprains fast
User :   Xyloric
Doctor :   ok
User :   and also some Vitamin E tabs Evion
Doctor :   Since when has she been taking the same and any thing regarding her Menstrual history that you can tell me
User :   4 mths
Doctor :   Menstrual history ??
User :   It was normal till last year. But this year it seems like she is going to have menopause
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Any Calcium Supplements that she is taking
User :   Even last year she used to have joint pain once in a while but it was not that severe
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   She feels that it increases when she takes more sweets,sugar, banana etc
Doctor :   There is some thing called Osteoarthritis and that is the disease of the old age where due to wear and tear there happens to All the Bones and the once that it would manifest on is the major joints of the body like the long bones and the weight bearing joints
User :   Doc said that her blood urea level is not v high...almost normal....but even then some people might get such probs
User :   So how do you check if it is that and how can you treat it?
Doctor :   since these are due to the age related changes there is not any definitive treatment for it but instead if there is significant problem in the daily routine activities then she might need to uder go the Surgery for the Knee mainly the Knee replacement surgery
User :   Does it have any relation to any food that she takes
User :   She doesnt have prob for knee. Its mainly for ankles
Doctor :   X-Rays will be able to show the Wear and TEar and then there are no Proven Results for the Diet having an impact on the Pain that she is undergoing but
Doctor :   just that the patient feels that she can relate it to the diet
User :   Its mainly for ankles and shoulder
Doctor :   Weight Bearing Joins Is what i Have mentioned and that would be the NExt joint
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Where the Major activities are seen
User :   as of now it is not very serious. So what do you recommend for her?
Doctor :   First she might need to take the X-Ray for the Ankle and then she will need to take the Treatment accordingly
Doctor :   And if she is not having any Blood PRessure related Problems then
Doctor :   She can also take Calcium Supplements..
Doctor :   It will help in Regular daily usage
User :   no high bp..... attimes it goes slightly low
User :   Do you mean something like ostocalcium?
Doctor :   there are many medications available as the over the counter medications
User :   like what?
Doctor :   Shelcal
Doctor :   1 OD during the After noon daily will help
User :   how often should she take that?
Doctor :   Only one During the Day...
User :   Did you mean 1 tab daily at noon time?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok
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User :   any thing else that she should do?
Doctor :   this is only for the tie being and there is nothing like getting the X-Ray done and get it confirmed by the Orthopedician as to what the exact cause is and take appropriate measures
Doctor :   Only for the Time Being
Doctor :   i mean
User :   She walks about half an hour every day......Should she cut down on that?
Doctor :   No she will need to continue walking regularly and any thing else that you would like to know
User :   So there is no relation to the blood urea is it ?
User :   And no problem in taking sugar?
Doctor :   Yes there is some thing Called Gouty arthritis and that is
Doctor :   also showing the increased Urea levels too
User :   what is that?
User :   it seems that Blood urea is at the max limit for normal
Doctor :   Gout is a complex disorder that can affect anyone.
Doctor :   women become increasingly susceptible to gout after menopause.
User :   Is it an indication of gouty arth or is gouty arth due to the high level?
Doctor :   then you need not have to worry about it too
Doctor :   Intense joint pain. Gout usually affects the large joint of your big toe but it can occur in your feet, ankles, knees, hands and wrists.
Doctor :   Xyloric is also a medication that is given for the same in anticipation too
Doctor :   Colchicine controls gout effectively,
Doctor :   Are you with me XXXXXXXX ?
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   so should she take colchicine?
User :   Should she cut down on sugar intake?
Doctor :   it will need examination to start her on that treatment as there are many other things that you need to consider before starting her on that medications
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   Ask her to avoid any excess that she might take
User :   As of now she can take shelcal till she consults a doc and get her xrey. Is it ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Is there any prob if she eats protien rich food like cashe, groundnut etc?
Doctor :   Not called for at this stage,.
User :   ok
User :   Thank you so much doctor. Is ther anything else to take care of?
Doctor :   Nothing that you should be worried of as of now..
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User :   Thank you very much
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