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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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User :   Dear Dr, I am an obese guy about 115 kgs, height 5 ft seven inches. i have frequent bouts of anemia. I have done all tests endoscopy, colonscopy and anterograde double baloon endoscopy but source of anemia cannot be determined. can you help me out
User :   I am 32 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   are you there?
Doctor :   yes i am here
Doctor :   what is your Hb level ?
User :   right now 11.4. it was 13.4 a week ago
Doctor :   are you on any medications ?
User :   Pantocid twice daily and iron supplement haem up c (one tab daily)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and what have the doctors told you
User :   my joints around knees, feet and hands,back hurt sometimes, but mostly around my knees. could it be rhuematiod arthritis?Gastroenterlogist has advised me to loose weight and not woory to much as my hb levels have never fallen below 10
Doctor :   thats true the main issue right now is weight reduction
Doctor :   as 11 is its not alarming
Doctor :   what have you been doing for weight reduction ?
Doctor :   the pain on your joints is because of the excess body weight
User :   Walking,as I cant run .
Doctor :   what about your diet ?
User :   I am mostly a vegetarian, and i am limiting myself to 1200 calories per day
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   how much have you lost ?
User :   around 5 kgs last month
Doctor :   thats a good start
Doctor :   well keep on doing it and soon you will be all fine
User :   I have never had pains around my joints till two months back
Doctor :   the body weight takes it toll
Doctor :   with time
Doctor :   anyway now you are reducing so dont worry
Doctor :   you will be fine
User :   worrying thing is anemia and joint pains
Doctor :   your tests have come normal
User :   yes
Doctor :   dont take stress
Doctor :   and follow your diet and exercise
User :   ok, doc will take ur advice
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   ok. thanks. good night dr
Doctor :   good night
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