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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am a Male of 35 years. I am taking Zolfresh 5 mg along with antidepressents oleanzapine 5 mg and risperidone 3 mg. I get 6 hours of sound sleep every night. Is 6 hours of sound sleep more than enough for my age or should I increase my dosage of zolfresh. My doctor says that for me being 35 years old, 6 hours of sound sleep per night is more than enough. I would like your opinion on that.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   According to the research, undisturbed and constant sleep of 6-8 hours are necessary for the constant physiological functions of the body.
Doctor :   This figure is an average value.
Doctor :   Its not uncommon when one sees people are able to lead normal life with less than this average sleep.
Doctor :   However on long term, they are prone to get medical illness.
User :   ok fine I get sound sleep for 6 hours in the night. I guess that should be fine as long as I feel fresh in the morning.
Doctor :   Hence as long as you are getting 6 hours of sound sleep, then it should be fine.
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   ok Doctor. thanks for your inputs. I have another query, I have sinus, along with medicine cetrizine that doctor has prescribed for me what exercices do you suggest to increase my immunity to sinus
Doctor :   Sinusitis is a chronic condition which are affected by various factors.
Doctor :   Infection is one among the factors and not the lone factor.
User :   ok My doctor says DNS and allery and climatic condition changes are causing my sinus
Doctor :   Yes, hence you need to modify these factors.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Let me suggest few of the modifications.
User :   ok tell me please doctor
Doctor :   1. Avoid exposure to the most common allergens, that is the dust, pollution and pollens.
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   You can do this by using face mask while driving, keeping the curtains of the windows and doors closed.
User :   I also do streaming using Kalvol Plus
Doctor :   Regularly washing the sheets and pillow that you sleep on.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Increase your vitamin intake.
User :   sure I will do that
Doctor :   You can do these by supplementing vitamin pills or by using plenty of vegetables and fruits in your diet.
User :   sure doctor
Doctor :   3. Yoga, meditation and mild physical exercises are known to have
Doctor :   good results in preventing allergic symptoms
Doctor :   add those to your life style.
Doctor :   4. Apart from these
User :   thanks for your valuable advice I will try mild exercices as per your suggestions
Doctor :   Steam inhalation(either with karvol plus or using just simple plain water) can be taken a
User :   ok
Doctor :   during acute symptoms
User :   yes
Doctor :   Other measures during acute symptoms are
User :   yes
Doctor :   saline nasal drops, antihistamine medications
Doctor :   both in the form of spray or oral tablets(benadryl tablets one tablet a day)
Doctor :   are helpful
User :   sure thanks for your inputs
Doctor :   Alternatively you may use steroid sprays.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Finally corrective measures such as
Doctor :   antibiotics, or correction of DNS and surgical treatment for sinusititis (FESS surgeries)
Doctor :   may be necessary.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This will be decided by your doctor(ENT surgeon).
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   sure I have followed your answer Thanks for your inputs. I have no more query today. Thanks for your insightful advice.
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