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Had developed pedal oedema, increases while not walking. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:good morning and thanks for yor kind help
User:I develop pedal oedema if I do not walk even for a day this hurts me very much
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Do you have any pre-existing cardiac or any other ailments?
User:I am 50 and is a known case of high blood pressure my weight is 107 Kilos
User:No thanks for magic health care I have a clean report of 3 D ct scan without any blocks except for little bit of plaque
Doctor:That sounds really glad
Doctor:You need to continue to do the physical activity on a daily basis
User:Yes Dr Shanthi,Iwalk and swim for two hours totally however,the problem starts when I am on tour & flight or drive long hours
Doctor:When was the last time you checked your blood pressure?
User:Last sunday evening it was perfect 120 / 80
Doctor:That is prefect indeed
Doctor:It is very nice to hear that you swim and jog
Doctor:keep it up
Doctor:But yes
Doctor:When you travel, your legs are immobile
User:My only concern is pedal oedema,it makes you look flabby and difficult to walk even though obese I can walk with good speed for one hour non stop
Doctor:That is good
Doctor:You are going in the right
Doctor:You must continue to do so
Doctor:When you travel nothing much can be done
Doctor:But rest of the daya
Doctor:you should continue your physical activity
Doctor:Your BP is fine
Doctor:Means to say your heart is fine too
User:I have no diabetes and take lots of fruits in my diet thanks for your guidance Iam really proud to have the best professional advice should I require any medication for pedal oedema ?
Doctor:a bit of pedal edema will be there
Doctor:What medications are you currently on for the high blood pressure
User:O K shall learn to live with small nuisance value other wise I am fine
User:Nebicard 5 MG + Benitec 40
Doctor:These are sufficient enough for now
User:I am sure both the medicines are the best prescribed by a 75 year old retired govt hospital professor and a physician of repute in chennai
Doctor:You can still insist on adding a diuretic to your medications if the pedal oedema is toublesome
User:O K thanks a lot dr shanthi,GOD Bless and have nice day,regards for your help
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Thanks for the wishes
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Great day ahead
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