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Legs swollen, white patches over skin, hyper, low BP. What can be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Doctor my mom has four problems 1) Her both legs are solen and one leg has pain 2)she many time go very hyper 3) from two weeks her Skin showing some white patches which is increasing
Doctor:May i know her age, and other medical issues she has ?
User:her age is 54
User:low blood pressure
Doctor:the cause of her pain and swelling in the , in the leg could be due to activity related edema or due to skin infection
Doctor:when was the last time she was seen by a doctor ?
User:she visit to local doctors they always give her some loss medicens
Doctor:why was she visiting them for ?
User:due to her leg pain it is very difficult her to walk
User:leg pain always is reason
User:doctor give her some pain killer
Doctor:first and foremost, i would advice you to get a X XXXXXXX of the concerned foot along with a bone densitometry test
User:yes X XXXXXXX done which shows clear
User:pain in knee
Doctor:was the X XXXXXXX of the knee , normal ?
Doctor:does the pain come only on walking , and with activity ?
User:while walking
Doctor:in that case, i would suggest getting a bone densitometry test
Doctor:this would help to know the degree of osteoporosis in her bones
Doctor:and then, she can be treated with medications that strengthen the bones
User:where do i go for testing, examination
Doctor:You can consult with a orthoedician doctor
Doctor:who can get the tests done
User:and about skin patches
User:and her weight is also more
Doctor:the cause of white patches can be due to fungal infection or due to vitiligo
Doctor:the treatment for both are different
Doctor:so consultation with a dermatologist , for a examination can be helpful
Doctor:you can also send me pictures of the skin patches
Doctor:and i can see them, and try to give u a idea of what they might be
User:on which mail ID
User:can give some medicine now
Doctor:Please mail it to YYYY@YYYY with - Attn: Dr XXXXX in the subject line
Doctor:She can take Calcivit D tablets 1 tab 2 times a day after meals
Doctor:this to be taken for lifelong
Doctor:and will be protective to bones
User:this medicine is for leg or skin
Doctor:that is for the bone pain
User:and for skin
Doctor:i cannot advice any thing without knowing what the cause is
Doctor:so i will advice accordingly when i see the images
User:and for weight
Doctor:she can consult a dietician, on our panel, who can advice her a good diet plan , which may help her reduce weight to some extent
Doctor:i can inform the customer care, to contact, you and arrange for the same
User:thanks doctor my contact is 0000
Doctor:I have intimated the customer care
Doctor:they will contact u soon
User:yesterday night while sleeping due pillow problem , i am unable to turn , pain between neck and soulder
User:medicine please
Doctor:You can take Disprin tab 2 times a day for 2 days
Doctor:and apply Volini spray 3 times in a day
Doctor:and heat pad application as and when possible
User:my last query
User:my wife has an problem of becoming hyper
Doctor:what do u mean by Hyper ?
User:kind of sucide tendensy
Doctor:has she actually tried to commit suicide ?
Doctor:how many times, has she done that ?
Doctor:and how ?
User:many time in many ways , need your help to know which kind of doctor can assist in this case to contorl her
User:is there any medicine
Doctor:You might have to consult a psychiatrist , for proper counselling and treat her with antidepressents , if needed
User:can u assist me in expalining what is antidepressents
User:her mom had an history ,now her mom is not there
Doctor:they are medications, used to treat conditions like depression and anxiety
User:her mom expired
Doctor:it is common for people to have depression, due to similar lifestyles and personality
Doctor:and it is easily treated with proper medications , after due counselling and knowing exactly her issues
User:her mom was also mentally ill before expiring
Doctor:in case her mom , had expired recently, it could be due to stress of her loss
User:in her early chilhood both parents expired
Doctor:u mean, her parents departed years ago ?
User:when she was little child both parents expired
Doctor:the best way, to go ahead, would be a face to face examination with a psychiatrist , who can understand her causes
Doctor:and then counsel her how to go about it
Doctor:without such a thing, she might suceed in ending her life, when no one is around
Doctor:I hope u understood my suggestions
User:is there any for nowmedicine
Doctor:medications cannot be prescribed without knowing whats the cause
Doctor:first, they need to be seen for a examination, and then medications can be prescribed
User:Thank you Doctor
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