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Hypoglycemia,adrenal glands - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hi you've my history will you please go through it?
Doctor :  
gimmie some time
User :   yep
Doctor :  
ya tell me
Doctor :  
User :   today i am having a vma test what shall i expect from the results
Doctor :  
vma test is vinyl madellic acid test
Doctor :  
it will tell u the status of adrenal glands
Doctor :  
and levels of local harmones like epinephrine and norepinephrine
User :   what is the treatment if the results show some abnormality
Doctor :  
if it is because of abnormality in adrenal medulla...then they will give u some drugs to supress adrenal medulla
User :   from my symptoms do you think the test was necessary
Doctor :   as u told all the other tests were may help u
Doctor :  
hypoglycemia is will be better if we exclude harmonal causes first
User :   my doc also says that i shall under go holter test to see any abnormal heart functions
Doctor :  
User :   what do you mean by excluding harmonal causes
Doctor :  
haromones are substances which control blood glucose first we should exclude is there any harmonal abnormality
Doctor :   insulin,glucagon,adrenaline,thyroxine are the harmones which control blood glucose first we should see are these harmones are normal or abnormal
User :   the doc who is doing all this is md mcard he told me if these two test return normal results he is going to refer me to a psychiatrist for anixiety and panic disorder is it right to do so?
Doctor :   if all tests are normal then it implies that there is some abnormality in mind which should be ruled thats y he is refering to psychiatrist..he is trying to rule out all possible causes of hypoglycemia....from most common to less common .
User :   which says a lot i feel anxious anyway and i always wait for the hypo episode to begin
Doctor :   i dint get u
User :   i am apprehensive about the hypoglycemic sweating and other symptoms during the episodes
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
i can understand.....stay calm..everything will be fine
User :   okay thanks a lot
Doctor :  
some times this anxiety may itself cause..hypoglycemia
User :   can it ? I have led a very stress full life till today and am a candidate for this anxiety do you really think it could be psychological issue
Doctor :  
yes it can be...after this test if there is no abnormality..then u go meet psychiatrist
User :   i have already seen one and he says that i do have generalized anxiety disorder
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
did he prescribe any medication??
User :   he has already told me that once i finish running around i shall take escitalopram 10 mg once a day and clonazepam .25 once a day
Doctor :   did u start this medication??
User :   yes i have
Doctor :  
from how many days??
User :   five days
Doctor :  
ok did u feel any difference??
User :   the doc told me that i will have to wait for atleast 4 weeks before the effect starts
Doctor :  
why dont u go for yoga/meditation??
Doctor :   yes he is right it takes atleast a month for the medication to act
User :   i am a regular badminton player ( Was until june 09) i was very active physically also and now i am afraid that any form of exercise will bring the sugar levels further down even yoga
Doctor :  
u can practise will help u to some extent to relieve ur anxiety
User :   yes what is it art of living or something else
Doctor :   yes it will help u how to come out from stress ,,how to live a healthy life.
User :   can you suggest any website to guide meditation?
Doctor :   u can google it find but it is better u join outside near ur that u will have regular follow up and motivation
User :   ok thanks and bye i'll fill the form
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   bye
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