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Poor digestion, high BP, poor sleep - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes Sir
User :   Doctor, did you get my query I had typed in?
Doctor :   I am sorry.
Doctor :   There is no query here.
Doctor :   You may have to type in again to discuss.
User :   Never mind...I am 31, work in night shifts (for the last 10 years) and for the last 3 years or so I have been suffering from poor digestion, high BP and very poor sleep as well. I need to reclaim my life.
Doctor :   Exact cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) is not known.
Doctor :   The cause is some times associated with dietary and stress factors.
Doctor :   The same with digestive symptoms too.
Doctor :   However occasionally an underlying cause may be associated with both these problems.
Doctor :   A physical examination and tests is usually recommended before concluding the cause.
Doctor :   Hence as I suggest the importance to see a doctor for examination, you may include certain dietary and life style changes such as regular healthy / high fibre diet, physical exercises, yoga, transcendental meditations and so on to correct the problem.
Doctor :   Are you following?
User :   Yes Doctor...can you give me examples of high fiber diet
Doctor :   Food that is rich in fibres are green vegetables, whole grains, meat, fruits specially orange and citrus fruits, spinach nuts, peas, lentils and so on.
Doctor :   You may use them in mixed proportion with your other food products.
Doctor :   Drinking plenty of water to keep well hydrated is also recommended by us.
Doctor :   This should help improve digestion and blood pressure.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   Many thanks...1 more question...currently I use Abana to check my BP..hope that is recommended by you?
Doctor :   Blood pressure is monitored by various techniques and methods.
User :   sorry when i said "check" I meant to "control"..Abana is a medicine
Doctor :   I am sorry.I interpreted as recording blood pressure.
Doctor :   Abana is a herbal medication.
Doctor :   As a General physician, my knowledge with herbal treatment is restricted.
Doctor :   Hence I may not be able to give an valid opinion if this medication is good.
User :   that explains...
Doctor :   You may continue to use it if your blood pressure is under control.
Doctor :   Restrict salt in your diet which is very equally essential to control pressure apart from your mediations.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Sure...i shall restrict salt. And shall monitor BP on a periodic basis, follow some of your suggested changes in lifestyle, high fiber foods. Hope to turn around...
User :   many thanks Doctor...really appreciate it!!
Doctor :   Pleasures mine.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Good night.
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