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Pain in the feet due to obesity, weight loss tips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   ok.
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User :   i am back. i have a query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   yes. i am having pain in the feet for few weeks. it pains to walk when i get up and walk in the morning
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   i am 105 kgs. didn't have diabetes etc till last year :) this problem is there for last 3 weeks. the pain is there if i walk barefoot.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are there any ulcers on your feet?
User :   no nothing. even if i am seated for an hour or so and try to walk again the pain is felt in the back portion of my right foot.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any tingling and numbness on your feet?
User :   no.
Doctor :   What medications are you using for diabetes?
User :   No. I am not having Diab.
Doctor :   Can you please mention your age?
User :   36 yrs.
Doctor :   Ok, the most common reason could be due to your obesity.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   You should try to undergo weight reduction.
User :   sure. i will.
Doctor :   Did you get yourself examined for diabetes recently?
User :   no. planning to do it next week.
Doctor :   I recommend that you get this done at a reputed lab like xxxxx
User :   what kind of tests should i do for a complete check-up. any suggestions?
Doctor :   There is a provision for home collection of sample.
Doctor :   I suggest an xxxxx check up which is a complete health check up.
Doctor :   That includes all aspects.
User :   ok. where can i get it done?
Doctor :   You will get a call from xxxxx representative for home service
Doctor :   Please give your PINCODE, and Mobile number. You can avail this opportunity at discounts.
User :   excellent...
User :   0000-0000 is my number
Doctor :   Ok
User :   office pin: 0000
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Doctor :   We will contact you regarding this shortly, also you will get a call from xxxxx representatives.
User :   nice. i like this service :) very convenient!!!
Doctor :   As for the pain in the feet, for acute pain, you can take a simple pain killer
Doctor :   like Tab. xxxxx 500mg
User :   ok. for weight reduction do you have any surgery based solutions?
Doctor :   You can also try home measures like feet in hot water with a little salt and feet elevation while sleeping.
Doctor :   You need to eat a low calorie diet. You should avoid
Doctor :   fatty foods, oily foods, refined foods like flour, sugar
Doctor :   You should also avoid fruits like bananas, custard apples and mangoes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You should exercise regularly by either walking or treadmill. That will help with your pain in the feet also.
User :   yes. i agree
Doctor :   1/2 Hr. per day for at least 5 days a week is mandatory.
Doctor :   You should eat small frequent meals rather large ones.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Snack on sprouts, salads and take skimmed milk and curd.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Drink plenty of fluids like water.
Doctor :   Take whole fruits instead of fruit juices, whole grains,
Doctor :   Restrict the non-vegetarian foods. Egg yellow is avoided preferably as it is cholesterol rich.
User :   ok
User :   iam vegetarian...
Doctor :   Your aim should be ideally reduction of
Doctor :   2 kgs per month
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yup. i agree. i shud target that.
Doctor :   Refined foods should be avoided as much as possible. Any flour and sugar product should be avoided.
User :   got it.
Doctor :   Your feet pain would improve with weight reduction gradually. Also overall well being increases.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   thanks. that helps.
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