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Precautions against major prevailing terminal diseases - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   r u there?
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   can i continue with my query?
Doctor :   yeah sure
User :   I am 41 yrs. senior executive having long working hours.
Doctor :   k
User :   As such I don't have any major health problem
Doctor :   k fine
User :   but i would like to take the necessary precautions
Doctor :   k
User :   i wnat to know what are the major prevailing terminal deseases
Doctor :   well sine ur 41yrs of age
Doctor :   yearly u can go for the comprehensive medical testes
Doctor :   like
Doctor :   Blood
Doctor :   urine
User :   and particulary I want to know about the symptoms of cancer
Doctor :   X-ray
Doctor :   Ultrasoind
User :   how can we identify the cancer at it early stage?
Doctor :   to ascertain whether u have any abnormailities
Doctor :   yeah we can
Doctor :   so once u have undergone the comprehensive
Doctor :   yearly check up
Doctor :   which include many cancer markers
User :   since I have seen some close relatives suffering from cancer, psycologicaly I am afraid about it.
Doctor :   u can get the details about ur health
Doctor :   well can u tell me what kind of cancer he has?
User :   one of my cousin had mouth cancer...another had it in his legs...
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   oral cancer
User :   y
Doctor :   both this cancer are not hereditary
User :   k
Doctor :   but there r certain cancers which r herditary
Doctor :   like
Doctor :   cancer of lung
Doctor :   breast cancer
Doctor :   some brain tumors
User :   if i wnat to go for a complete health check-up what it should include..where i should do it and what can be the approx. cost
Doctor :   cancer as such is a disease with
Doctor :   many causes/reasons
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   first start wd the blood
Doctor :   where
Doctor :   its CBC
Doctor :   complete blood count
Doctor :   then urine routine
Doctor :   then blood for sugar
Doctor :   cholestrol
Doctor :   urea
Doctor :   after that chest X-ray to detect any changes in lung'
Doctor :   the ECG
Doctor :   & lastly ultrasound
User :   I have ICICI lombard health has given one free check-up coupon.. will it inlude all these tests?
Doctor :   well it can be
Doctor :   but the tests might differ
User :   are there any visible symptoms of cancer which can be sensed or identified by ordinary person just with some simple observations?
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   if u have chest pain+cough for many days/weeks
Doctor :   which could not be cured by any meds
Doctor :   or u have persistent loss of weight
Doctor :   loss of appetite since long
Doctor :   unknown fever since very long
Doctor :   some un explained growth in the body
Doctor :   some mass in abdomen
Doctor :   persistent blood discharge in stolls etc
Doctor :   'these r few
User :   k
Doctor :   while the lists is very long
User :   thankfully ..I have non of these...
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   what we suggest is
Doctor :   go for the balanced diet
Doctor :   with regular exercises
User :   one more issue...I have sleep disorder...and when i dont get sleep till 2/3 am....i feel some uneasyness and pains in both the legs....feel like streching it very hard and some time till i do some excercise i do not get sleep.
Doctor :   k can u tell me since how long?
User :   since four/five years...I have consulted the doctors time and again..I had all the tests like X-ray, 2D echo...etc. but no casue is idenitified
Doctor :   r u into any medication for this?
User :   no
Doctor :   well there can be many reasons for the lack of sleep
Doctor :   stress
Doctor :   fatigue
Doctor :   & tension are the biggest culprits
User :   y
Doctor :   u can add anxiety to the lists
Doctor :   do u smoke or drink alcohol?
User :   I had been at Jindal Naturopathy..Banglore..last year.. and I felt good for two/three months thereafter.
Doctor :   yeah naturopathy is good
Doctor :   we have some advices
Doctor :   for the sleep disorders:-
User :   I do not smoke..but used to take tobaco thru pan since the age of 20 yrs.
User :   I take beer one or twice in a month..
Doctor :   well its one of the reason for the sleep disorders
Doctor :   tobacco
Doctor :   how every u can reduce the amount
Doctor :   or try quitting it
User :   i am trying it ...
Doctor :   k fine
Doctor :   u can try
Doctor :   Wake up and sleep at approximately
Doctor :   the same time each day.
Doctor :   Discontinue tea/coffee
Doctor :   intake four to six hours before bedtime
User :   k
Doctor :   & reduce the daily use of them
Doctor :   Avoid the use of alcohol in late evening
Doctor :   to facilitate sleep
User :   k
Doctor :   Avoid heavy meals too close
User :   k
Doctor :   ti the bed time
Doctor :   Regular exercise in the late afternoon
User :   k
Doctor :   Avoid vigorous exercise near to bedtime.
Doctor :   Make sure your bed is
Doctor :   comfortable
Doctor :   bed room is dark
Doctor :   quite & cool
User :   k
Doctor :   Take a warm bath (not hot) before going to bed
Doctor :   deal with stress & anxiety
User :   k
Doctor :   Avoid paying bills, reading the paper or watching TV in bed.
User :   k
Doctor :   so these r the things
Doctor :   which u can follow
Doctor :   to have good & sound sleep
User :   thank you doc..thanks a was a good experiance... will visit again. Thanks
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   done
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure..thank you very much.
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye
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