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Frequent leg cramps, Gestational diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I often get cramps in my legs if i sit too long in one position, is that a defect or some deficiency of vitamins?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you please elaborate on symptoms? duration, aggravating and reliving factors?
User :   i dont have any symptoms or such, but if i fold my legs and sit for too long in one position, my legs are cramped, it get relief after i get back and walk for a while.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i even get back pain when i carry my baby for a longtime
Doctor :   May I know your age/gender?
User :   I'm a female
User :   aged 33
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the date of your delivery, mode of delivery?
User :   i had my first baby in august 2005 it was a caesarean and second baby on 12th August 2010, this was also a caesarean
Doctor :   Were there any complications during pregnancy?
User :   my first baby's heart beat had reduced i was rushed for a caesarean, the second one they asked me to try normal, and said that it could not be normal, as they did not want to take a risk, no other complications
User :   i was diabetic during pregnancy
User :   for both my kids
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was there any varicose vein and oedema of the limbs present during pregnancy?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   no dr
User :   sorry was checking my mail
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   After going through the details provided by you I am of the opinion that the leg cramps produced during long hours of sitting might be due to lack of physical activity or in some cases of varicose veins.
User :   ok dr
Doctor :   It would be better to start exercising you legs while sitting and working which will help in rushing your blood back and also will reduce the cramps.
User :   sure doctor
Doctor :   The most common cause could be due to stagnation of the blood when the foot is not exercised or moved.
User :   are there any chances of me becoming diabetic again
Doctor :   It depends but there are high chances.
Doctor :   So regular monitoring is required.
User :   sure doctor, will take care of my diet and also exercising
Doctor :   Are you on any regular medications?
User :   no doc
Doctor :   OK. Then monitoring would be help ful.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes doctor, you want me to get a regular blood sugar done... am i right
Doctor :   Yes regular blood sugar monitoring and physical exercises while working too.
User :   sure doctor will follow you suggestions
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   one of my colleagues, once told that i get these cramps due to lack of magnesium in my body, can that be true?
Doctor :   Magnesium is micro nutrient required but calcium is considered to be the cause of cramps. In your case I feel it is mostly due to lack of exercises.
User :   should i stop my calcium tablets ?
Doctor :   No, presence of calcium helps in reducing cramps.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   So please continue as advised by your doctor and follow physical exercises.
User :   thanks a lot doctor for your time, can i get to talk to you again, if i have doubts, or any available doctor will chat with me?
Doctor :   All the available doctors here are qualified and experienced to answer your queries.
User :   sure np dr.
Doctor :   If you need to chat with me. If I am available then I willl come on chat
User :   can i also ask queries about my children?
Doctor :   or can chat with available doctors.
Doctor :   Sure. you can ask about any health queries you have.
User :   my son is 5 years and does not like to have food, he only prefers to have milk and rice. I'm not able to make him eat other food, he only likes pediasure, does pediasure really have all to take care of his basic health
User :   i'm worried he will get sick due to lack of protiens and minerals and other vitamins
Doctor :   Pediasure is a supplementary food. So it does requires other foods.
Doctor :   Please try to feed him more of fruits and green leafy vegetables.
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   If he is not interested in eating any other food, you can take him to some relatives who have kids and show him how they eat all the foods like fruits and vegetables.
User :   ok
Doctor :   In this way he can learn and gain interest in eating other food items.
Doctor :   Otherwise you can make him eat while playing.
User :   i'll try that doctor
Doctor :   Try to feed him lots of fruit juices.
User :   he has to now go to regular school from 2nd June, i'm not sure what food to pack for his lunch
User :   he loves only lays.. and other junk food
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid lays and junk food and make it a rule to provide him lays only after he has that particular food item prepared for him.
User :   ok dr
Doctor :   In lunch box you can pack any usual food items and as he will be surrounded by children I feel that will make him gain interest in all food items.
User :   ok dr. He also watches a lot of tv, can that make him loose his concentration in class?
Doctor :   Well it depends as he is just starting his classes now. But try to avoid too much tv and also avoid tv viewing while having lunch or dinner.
User :   ok dr
Doctor :   as this diverts the concentration from food.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   thanks a lot for your time doctor. I will make sure to follow your advice. Have a wonderful day!
Doctor :   Pleasure here.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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