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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am having a small doudt
Doctor :   pls go ahead
User :   my mother is suffering from joints pains from last 1 and half year
User :   she consulted many doctors but no use
Doctor :   How old is your mother?
User :   56 years
Doctor :   any other health problems? allergies?
User :   is joint pains a non curable disease
User :   no nothing
Doctor :   it depends on the cause- which joints are affected?
User :   docotrs said that that it is rumethoid effect and it donot hav any medicine
User :   is it right
User :   she consulted many doctors
User :   but no use
Doctor :   see- Rheumatoid arthritis does have treatments- but they vary in how much they help in different people
User :   can u help in any way us
Doctor :   have your mothers thyroid function tests been done?
User :   no doctor
User :   what are these tests for
Doctor :   My advice to you is get this test done as well- they are tests to test the function of the thyroid gland
Doctor :   low levels of the hormone can cause gen joints/ bone pain and muscle pain as well
User :   which doctor is best suited to deal this disease doctor
User :   i mean which specialisation ?
Doctor :   with rheumatoid arthritis - a super specialist called a rheumatologist
User :   we have consulted a famous orthopediac doctor in our city
Doctor :   which city?
User :   first two times of visit the medicines given by him had a +ve effect
User :   vizag
User :   but from third time onwards they become inactive and mother faced some side effects bcoz of those
Doctor :   ok-
Doctor :   pls get your thyroid function tests done ( if you have not already)
Doctor :   a Rheumatologist may not be available in Vizag
User :   ok doctor thank you
Doctor :   but in hyderabad
User :   can you suggest me one
Doctor :   How did you hear about our site?
User :   got a mial from my friend
Doctor :   We currently have only details for bangalore only
Doctor :   you should be able to find a specialist in Apollo hospital, Hyderabad
User :   ok doctor thanks for your infomation i will try here for such specialist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Bye for now
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