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Remedy for poor digestion and knee pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   hi XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Dear Doctor,
Doctor :   hi...
User :   I am of 69 years of age. My stomach rumbles. I have poor digestion. My knees are paining. Can u help me?
Doctor :   do you have nay other health problems?
Doctor :   like High BP/ diabetes ..
User :   I am not a diabetic or hypertensive by God's grace
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   any other problems/ surgery / hospitalizations previously?
User :   By God's grace no.I had only one cataract surgery.
Doctor :   do you smoke/ drink?
User :   I smoke one cigarette a day. No drinks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How long have you been having poor digestion
Doctor :   and - the knee pain?
User :   oh from the past say, six months
Doctor :   ok
User :   knee pain from the past two months
Doctor :   were you a chain/heavy smoker at any time/ has it always been 1 ciggarette?
User :   Never.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Yes i was smoking 6 sticks a day and reduced to one now
Doctor :   Coming to your poor digestion problem- any major changes in diet/ life style
User :   I follow my food timings strictly.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you eat a lot of non-veg or oily/spicy food?
User :   Once a week i eat non-veg that too omlette or occasionally fried mutton.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have nay constipation/ other bowel problems?
User :   No
User :   One thing I shd say here. If i take my breakfast in the morning then only I can go to the loo
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how much water do you drink per day?
User :   That is a drawback. I cannot drink much water mainly, mainly because i have no bathroom facilities where i work. So i am compelled not to drink water. But soon i reach home, i drink plenty of water
Doctor :   you need to drink atleast 2 ltrs per day
User :   One more main thing i forget to tell you. I get rashes all over the body. They are red in colour and warm to touch and itch terribly. This has been there from the past two years.
Doctor :   ok....
Doctor :   when ws the last time you had a complete check up?
User :   It was about four months ago.
Doctor :   coming to your knee pain
Doctor :   are you able to walk comfortably
Doctor :   is the pain on walking/
User :   Yes. I walk about half an hour every day to work. There is no pain while walking. Pain is only when I climb stairs.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   both knees/ one knee is more?
User :   IRight now only the right knee. The right one. If I sit and get up i get terrible pain at the BACK of the knee. I am using Voveran( i think i got the spelling right) Gel and wear knee cap bandage.
Doctor :   have you seen an otrhopedican for this problem?
User :   Yes I did. He only prescribed me the Gel and pain killers. The comedy of it is the doctor who treated me also wears a knee cap bandage and is suffering from similar problem
Doctor :   ok :)
Dctor : aches and pains are a problem..
User :   My wish is to put on lot of weight by eating well. I am only 40 kgs. But i am not able to do it.
Doctor :   what is your ht?
User :   5-4"
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   i am chatting to 2 other pts
User :   That's OK doctor.
Doctor :   so i have yo keep going back and forth now
User :   No problem. I am also playing chess on line and chatting with u.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Please take ur time doctor. Im in no hurry. If the problem of the other patients are more serious than mine please attend tto them first.
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   i'll just be a minute
Doctor :   ok
User :   This healthcare is a very very good concept doctor. I like it very much.
Doctor :   thanks for your patience
User :   No problem
Doctor :   Are you currently on any supplements/ how would you describe your appetite?
User :   Very poor i should say. No. supplements. If u suggest any i will follow it.
Doctor :   have you always been underweight/ or have you lost weight recently
User :   About three years ago i was 50 kgs. Then i am constantly maintinaing this weight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as you have already had a complete check up 4 month back
Doctor :   i presume that any health problems would have been ruled out
Doctor :   at your age- the knee pain is most probably osteo arthritis- that is
Doctor :   pain because of wearing out of the joint
Doctor :   When you go for your daily walk- make sure
Doctor :   you walk on level ground only
Doctor :   walking on uneven ground can worsen your problem.
User :   is what the ortho also said
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   coming to your indigestion-
User :   most important
Doctor :   make sure you eat a high fiber diet- lots of fruits and veggies, with 2 ltrs water per day
Doctor :   Avoid soft drinks- colas
User :   ok
Doctor :   Nad when you sleep- keep a gap of atleast 2 hours
Doctor :   between eating your meals and sleeping
User :   have three hours gap
Doctor :   coming to you rahses-
Doctor :   is there any particular time they crop up- like on
Doctor :   mosquito bites....
User :   no
Doctor :   do they affect any particular area/ or are generalised?
User :   all over the body except the face
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you shown then to a doctor/ dermatologist?
Doctor :   As you have a poor appetite, you can take a supplement like becadexamin for 1 month- once daily after food
Doctor :   It is difficult for me to give you an opinion about the rashes without seeing them
User :   Sry for the delay. Ok i will buy becadexamin today itself.
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   U are a very very patient doctor. After i start on Becadexamin I will report to u . What is ur good name
Doctor :   Dr.xxxx
User :   Can I ask for u specifically?
Doctor :   of course
User :   Ok then Thanks a million Doctor, I will now sign off and thanks again for the advice. Meet u again on net. Good day.
Doctor :   you have a nice day too;
Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now
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