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Skin disorder. Have leucoderma. Will it be passed on to children? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have a query related to a skin disorder
User:I am going to marry a guy whose dad is suffering from leucoderma
User:how much is the possibility that the guy or our kids may suffer from the same?
User:i know its a genetic disorder
Doctor:Currently there are no statistical records which can directly inform us about the transmission of the condition to offspring.
User:is there any remedy?
Doctor:However since your would-be doesn't suffer from leucoderma
Doctor:the chances of your kids getting the ailment is significantly low.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:i am suffering from PCOD
User:I have very irregular periods
User:because of this i gain weight
User:at the same time due to weight the problem gets more severe
User:i have tried controlling my weight
User:but my metabolism rate is low
User:I am worried about the future possibilities due to this problem
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:PCOD and weight problems are proportional.
Doctor:In the sense, PCOD can cause weight gain.
Doctor:And the more you gain weight, your periods can get more irregular.
Doctor:You will need to break this cycle first.
Doctor:Weight reduction can be achieved by a strict diet and exercise.
Doctor:You can avail a personalized diet plain from a dietician here for beneficial effects.
User:yes i have asked for a good diet plan to work for my condition
Doctor:In additionm there is metformin (an insulin sensitizing drug) which can be helpful.
User:do you think PCOD can necessarily lead to the possibility of not getting kids?
Doctor:They can be helpful.
Doctor:PCOD can be transmitted genetically; however the mode of transmission and the chances of getting the condition is unknown.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
Doctor:* I am sorry; I misread your last question.
User:My question was does PCOD lead to infertility
User:no problem
Doctor:The chances of conceiving is reduced when your cycles are irregular.
Doctor:However with proper weight management and pills it is possible to regulate your periods.
Doctor:The chances of pregnancy are higher as your periods become regular.
User:& is it advisible to take hormone pills to regularise the periods
Doctor:Yes, there are pills available to treat PCOD.
Doctor:Since you also have weight problem, metformin would be the choice of treatment.
Doctor:You can visit a gynecologist and take a prescription of it.
Doctor:In addition to it follow a strict diet and exercise schedule.
Doctor:The problem is likely to improve.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:can i have an answer to 1 last question
User:My would be is suffering from psorasis
User:what would you suggest as the treatment
User:he is taking homeopathy
Doctor:Psoriasis has different forms of treatment.
User:but the healing is too slow
Doctor:Commonly used treatment options are medications. They are
Doctor:1. Topical agents containing salicylic acid and steroid. Other topical creams containing vitamin D and isotretinoin are useful.
Doctor:2. Phototherapy - PUVA, where they use ultraviolet A rays is also helpuf.
Doctor:3. Those which do not improve with either topical creams and PUVA, then chemotherapy oral drugs are helpful.
Doctor:In addition to it, use of good moisturizer (aloevera contining ones) is recommended.
Doctor:4. Lastly since stress are known factors that can worsen the condition, proper diet, sleep, physical exercise, yoga and meditation are helpful options.
Doctor:If he hasn't tried any of these measures, then if his current homeopathy treatment is not helpful,
Doctor:then he can try topical salicylic acid with steroid based creams along with aloe vera moisturizers along with proper stress management.
Doctor:The treatment can be monitored and regulated by a dermatologist.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:but is it true that it doesnot get completely healed
User:it will come back again?
Doctor:Yes, psoriasis can be a recurring condition.
User:& is homeopathy the right way to treat it?
Doctor:Stress is one such factors which precipitates the events.
Doctor:Whether or not homeopathy cures it completely is unknown to me; as I do not practice homeopathy.
User:thanks doctor
Doctor:But if there is no improvement with his current treatment, then it would be a good option to try other forms of treatment.
Doctor:I hope I have answered all your questions.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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