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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   I need some information about spondalities
Doctor :   Sure please go ahead
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   My mother is 65 years old and is suffering from , housewife, weight= 70 kgs, height 5 ft.
Doctor :   ok
User :   She gets severe pain in her rt hand. She is not even able to sleep these days bcoz of the pain
Doctor :   Since when is she been having it and Has she consulted the doctor yet
User :   She has been taking medicines prescribed by doctors. She has even gone through phsiotherapy sessions
Doctor :   ok
User :   Its been from past 4 months
User :   But nothing has helped her so far
Doctor :   Is she suffering from Spoondilitis or Arthritis
User :   Spoondilitis
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Analgesics like
Doctor :   Naproxen and Indomethacin are the drugs that she might need
Doctor :   along with that she might need Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) they how ever are not for the Spondylitis but
User :   We got her complete blood test done few days back, everything is normal, but calcium level was low, so doctor advised her some calcium tablets also, She also suffers from diabeties (within control). And she has been given analgesics by doctors for a while now.
Doctor :   have been proven to have better results
Doctor :   What are the Drugs that she has been on
Doctor :   for now
User :   Presently i dont have the details doctors.
Doctor :   Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers TNF is a cytokine, or cell protein, that acts as an inflammatory agent in rheumatoid arthritis.
Doctor :   decrease inflammation and improve pain and stiffness for people with ankylosing spondylitis.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can discuss it with the attending orthopedician as to the availability and usage in her age group
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done while I type the information you needed.
Doctor :   Are you there
User :   Yes doctor
Doctor :   Medications along with the Physiotherapy will be of help in her case
User :   Doctor what exactly is the problem. And what would be your advise for us to go about.
Doctor :   Ankylosing spondylitis has no known specific cause people who have a gene called HLA-B27 are at significantly increased risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis.
User :   Since physiotherapy hasnt helped her. She took 10 sessions of it.
User :   ok
Doctor :   No it will not be medications or Physiotherapy alone it will need to be a Combination of it
User :   ok
Doctor :   There are newer generation drugs in the market and they will be able to help in relieving the Pain.
User :   Doctor can u prescribe some.
Doctor :   The medicine that is required for your condition is prescription based. These medicine may have many adverse effects and can be prescribed by a doctor only after physical examination. We cannot prescribe it online for your safety and other drug interactions. Hence we recommend that you meet a doctor in your area and he will prescribe it for you. If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
User :   Sure doctor, it will be better if u can fix a appointment
Doctor :   please confirm these
Doctor :   Email : YYYY@YYYY
Mobile : 0000
User :   yes
Doctor :   One of our doctors will get back to you soon with all the relevant details.
User :   Ok
User :   Thank you doctor
Doctor :   You are Welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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