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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 31 male obese indian witg high sgpt but low levels of haemoglobin. what is it indicative of
Doctor :   Hi
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Doctor :   let me read ur query ?
User :   I am 31 male obese indian witg high sgpt but low levels of haemoglobin. what is it indicative of
Doctor :   may i know your SGPT levels ?
Doctor :   Do u drink alcohol ?
User :   Varies between 50 to 66
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
User :   Sir are you there
Doctor :   both the values here are completely independent
Doctor :   LOw hb COULD BE due to anemia
User :   i feel very tired and have a problem of fatty liver, maybe due to obesity but i did not have a hb level of 12 which i found out today during a routine blood test
Doctor :   and hihg SGPT, could be due to liver issues varying from hepatitis, to cirrhosis , etc
Doctor :   Hb of 12 is considered to be borderline and is not needed to be worried about
Doctor :   have u done any USG LIVER ?
User :   Yes. it says fatty liver, all other things are gastoenterologist says i have a fatty liver condition which can be improved i losse weight gradually
Doctor :   yes thats right
User :   does a fatty liver condition cause problems with your stools?
Doctor :   obesity is the cause of high fatty acids in circulation and this in turn leads to fatty liver
Doctor :   no
User :   I have intermittently passed dark stools during the last 3 months. it is dark but not tarry or black, but most of the times it is of normal color
Doctor :   how are ur liver functions , as in bilirubin levels, ?
Doctor :   are u on iron supplements, ? do u take laxatives ?
User :   other than sgpt all liver profile tests are normal. I take isabgol but not iron supplememnts
User :   I have been prescribed ursocol 300 and ganaton Od alongwith Rekool 20.My blood sugar tests are normal
User :   Sir are u ther
Doctor :   yes
User :   can u diagnose my condition or suggest measures. I am trying to lose weight and I take a brisk walk of 3 kms daily, yet i feel very tired
User :   Age:-31, ht:-5 ft 7 inches, wt 122 kgs
Doctor :   u need to do some physical workoput s and excercises
Doctor :   you need to lose weight over time consider 3-4 months
Doctor :   by regular physical and aerobic excercises
Doctor :   join a gym, and start working out
Doctor :   also, consult a dietician who will help uaccording ly
User :   can my condition improve, if i lose wt gradualyy by exercise
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   definitely
Doctor :   u need not worry as u are still young
User :   are the intermittent dark stools anything to worry abt?
Doctor :   no nothing to worry
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   could it be due to laxative,?I have been having a high dose of isabgol as I have constipation sometimes
User :   are u there sir
Doctor :   no its not due to laxatives
Doctor :   isabgol does not cause such issues
Doctor :   most of the time, liver issues due to obesity cause such disorders
Doctor :   eating junk food and proceesed foods like burgers ,pizza, bread, ettc can cause such issues
User :   i get depressed a lot due to constantly getting health problems for the past one and a half years and it is taking a toll on my career, can u suggest something to make a feel happier and less tired
User :   Now also i have taking a lot of care over what I eat
Doctor :   sdsfgnb
Doctor :   weight loss over time , will help you
User :   sdsfgnb ?? meaning
Doctor :   sorry, that was a typing error, due to a system error
Doctor :   starting a healthy nutrition, excersising regularly will help
Doctor :   have 2 -4 serving of fruits in a day
User :   ok doc, made me feel a lot better, i will commit myself to loosing weight and be heavier, lastly i wanrt to state how can i increase my hb levels
Doctor :   have green leavfy vegetables , and iron supplements that will help u to increase your Hb levels
User :   can u suggest name of iron supplements??
Doctor :   Haem up is one of the drugs available in the market
Doctor :   HAEM UP"
User :   any other alternatives???
Doctor :   there are no other alterative methods here
User :   No i meant any other name of iron supplements, say if i dont find Haem Up?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can ask the pharmacist for any Iron pill , and he will give you that
Doctor :   just note that it should contain minimum 60 mcg of iron content
User :   ok thanks doctor. good nite . will talk to you later. made me feel a lot better and a bit wiser. Thanks
Doctor :   you r welcome
Doctor :   please leave ur feedbcak as u log out
User :   ok will do that
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