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Quit alcohol, BP, diabetic - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Hi
User :   this is AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Hi AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I wanted to discuss something about my dad's health
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   he is a drunkard, he has BP and Diabetes
Doctor :   OK
User :   so my mom has decided to make him stop
Doctor :   OK
User :   she asked him, but he is insisting
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i heard that ther is some treatment to stop the addiction completely
User :   is it true?
Doctor :   Yes, there are medical therapies to stop the alcohol addiction.
User :   but it has to be done without his knowledge
User :   because, if he comes to know that we are doing it, he will not accept
User :   is anything like this
Doctor :   There are deaddiction centers where you can get him admit him for 15 to 20 days and there will take care of his medicines along with stop the alcohol completely.
Doctor :   It would be difficult to do this in the home as the environment would not be strict and there are chances that he can go out and have alcohol on his own.
User :   is 20 days is enough
User :   will he completely stop?
Doctor :   Usually 15 to 20 days would be enough but depends on his will. It might get prolonged for few days depending upon his progression.
User :   the thing is, he is very aggressive and will not accept
User :   will the doctors convince him
User :   and moreover, the drinking has to be stopped gradually right?
Doctor :   Most of the alcoholics behave in similar way after admission they do change slowly.
User :   after the treatment, what would be his mindset?
Doctor :   Yes alcohol has to be stopped gradually and a medicine is prescribed where once if he starts drinking again that will induce vomiting by which he will eventually stop drinking.
Doctor :   He will behave as a normal person after treatment but there are chances that he might go back to drinking but due to medicine he wont be able to take it further.
User :   will it not spoil his health>
User :   ??
User :   because he is suffering from BP and sugar
Doctor :   No, dont worry, it wont and the doctors will take care of him completely.
Doctor :   There will give him regular medicines and monitor his condition.
Doctor :   You have to take a step as he has to improve otherwise alcohol will spoil his health completely.
User :   ya thats true
Doctor :   This is most important therapy and I have seen many of them improving after getting deaddicted.
User :   oh ok, thats good
Doctor :   So, please do not worry and take a decision as it is important for you to improve his health.
User :   and one more thing doctor, can we claim for hospital costs
User :   i have the claiming option in my company, but i dont know whether can we get money back for these kind of treatments
Doctor :   It depends upon the insurance policy, please consult your insurance customer care to know about the reclaim.
Doctor :   You need to contact customer care of the insurance company to know about that.
User :   ok doctor, i will do it
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   one more thing, can i know any of the center which is having this treatment
Doctor :   May I know your preferred location?
Doctor :   I will ask my customer care executive to call you after this live chat to help you regarding your request.
User :   thank you very much doctor
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me?
User :   no thanks
User :   have a nice day
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye, take care
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