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Old age. Leg pain. prescribed paracetamol. Related to senile Osteo arthritis? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hi Madam
User:My Mom is suffering from leg pains, she is 65 years old
Doctor:Sorry to hear that
Doctor:Is she on Calcium supplements?
User:I am not aware of that, i stay in Guragon
User:where as she lives in Vizag
User:she does most of her work all aone
Doctor:Is there any pre-existing medical illness like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis?
User:she is perfectly fine
Doctor:So, she is not on any medication, is she?
Doctor:That is good to hear
User:she takes medicines
Doctor:The most common cause for pain in the legs is age related senile Osteo arthritis or OA in medical terms
User:FOR BP and other cases
Doctor:OA happens due to wear and tear of the bones and loss of calcium from bones
Doctor:She should start taking Calcium supplements like Shelcal daily one tablet after breakfast
User:what she has do in that case
Doctor:It should be taken regularly
Doctor:She has to also take a glass of milk everyday
Doctor:With Calcium, she will gain some of her bone strength
User:I have not heard about SHELCAL is?
Doctor:shelcal is the brand name of Calcium
Doctor:There are various others like Calcimax, calcitrax
Doctor:Shelcal is commonly used
Doctor:She should also do minimal exercises like walking everyday
Doctor:A routine examination by a Physician will help to rule out other causes for her pain
Doctor:She is 65 years old, it is not advisable for her to take lot of pain killers
User:thanks a lot Dr.
Doctor:She can take simple Paracetamol only when there is too much pain after food
Doctor:Thank you too
User:it was gr8 interacting with you
Doctor:Hope you have followed my suggestions
Doctor:Same here
Doctor:Is there anything else you wanty to discuss on?
User:no thanks pls
Doctor:Take cae
Doctor:Bye for now
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