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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,Doctor.Can a patient with Liver abscess have milk ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   Hello Doctor!
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   Hi...My mom was recently diagonised with Liver abscess and treated in a hospital for the same
User :   she is back home now.I learnt that she needs to be on a low sodium & low protein diet
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   Since she is under weight & very weak the doctor had advised her to have a glass of milk with a protein mix(for diabetics)...every morning & night
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to her illness ?
User :   oh yes sure
Doctor :   May I know her age please ?
User :   she is 58
Doctor :   Was she diagnosed with Amoebic or Bacterial Liver Abcess ?
Doctor :   Have you followed the question or shall i elaborate it ?
User :   I was just trying to look up her report
User :   does not state it specifically
Doctor :   Ok, Thats fine.
User :   says liver enlarged size
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   2 isolated hypoechoic lesion in the right lobe of liver measuring 66x59 mm & 39x36mm
User :   would that help?
Doctor :   Although the diet is not very specific but, should be of a high caloric value and 2.should include a substantial amount of fluids
Doctor :   3. High Carb. diet and fiber diet.
Doctor :   4. Low fatty diet and low oils and ghee or butters.
Doctor :   5. If milk is given , please ensure it is fat free or skimmed milk.
User :   she has always been very strict w/her diet since she is diabetic too
User :   oh yeah so she has only skimmed milk & curd from skimmed milk everyday
Doctor :   This is to ensure low stress on liver which takes care of it due to low fatty diet which is regulated by liver.
Doctor :   That is very good.
User :   But then is that bit of protein intake ok for her given her condition?
Doctor :   Yes very much, very necessary as they are necessary for healing process.
Doctor :   Please give lots of juices made of fruits and veggies and sprouts which have anti-oxidants and proteins.
User :   Good.So she is on the right track eh?
Doctor :   Which is best medication for recovery.
Doctor :   Yes, absolutely , instead of curds or yogurts please try to give lots of butter milk.
User :   Typically for breakfast everyday she had multi grain dosa(batter made with a mix of wheat,ragi,soya,bajra,jowar flour)...mixed with methi & spinach
Doctor :   Please ensure that her S.Bilirubin levels are regularly checked.
Doctor :   That is the best.
Doctor :   Are you from some metro/city , so that I can advise you some place for better diet ?
User :   Is there a specific test to check the S.bilirubin level?
Doctor :   Yes it is called LFT.
User :   yes I am from Bangalore
Doctor :   Please get it done on a fortnightly basis for one month and if everything is fine then on a monthly basis.
Doctor :   LFT - Liver Function Tests.
User :   So that would be just like a blood test or would it take longer
Doctor :   In ISCKON you get a very good mixture of all organic protein rich diet powder and also in Fab India. Please try out at these places.
Doctor :   Its just a blood test and you need to give 5 ml of blood sample and they would get back to you by evening.
User :   Ok.So I can just ask a rep at fab india for it right.or is there a specific name for the powder?
Doctor :   Its an all grain or 8 grain flour mix and all pulses mix that you have to ask for.
User :   Sounds Good!
User :   Plus she can continue the breakfast that is following now right
Doctor :   There is also a baby feed which you can use for your mother, First bites which also has dry fruits in it.
User :   she is *
Doctor :   Yes absolutely fine with that food.
User :   Since she is diabetic can she have dry fruits?
Doctor :   Do you have anythiong else to ask ?
User :   especially if they add raisins
Doctor :   It is very low dose and they dont add too much raisins.
Doctor :   It will be fine.
User :   and how long should she continue having B-complex?
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with /
Doctor :   I feel till one more month
Doctor :   Thank you take care
Doctor :   bye

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