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Suffering from diabetes and asthma. Precaution to be taken? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Yes Doctor.
Doctor:Is this XXXXXXX?
User:I am 35 and do not have any health issue as of now. however my mother is a high diabetic and also have asthama.
Doctor:I am sorry on that
User:i regularly check for sugar. What precaution do you suggest me to take from now
Doctor:Surely I will suggest you on this
Doctor:May I know your height and weight?
User:Due to high work pressure and i dont get time to work out though i have all the intension to do that
User:i am 63 kg with a height of 5.2"
Doctor:You seem to have a normal weight for your height and age
Doctor:May I know your hip circumference?
User:I have a daughter of 8 years. my only exercise is playing with her. i play badminton, i do cycling and also learning XXXXXXX natyam from last 1 1/2 years.
Doctor:Do you know your waist size in inches?
Doctor:That is really a nice thing to do
Doctor:So, you are doing quite a bit of physical activity
User:Hip may be 35 and waist is about 31 cm
Doctor:It seems to be quite normal
User:thats so nice to know.
Doctor:You just have to follow some simple suggestions
Doctor:Please continue the same amount of physical activity that you do
User:please tell me something which i dont have to do everyday
Doctor:May be you can go brisk walking everyday for 40 min along with all these physical activities that you mentioned
Doctor:I am sorry, but it will be very good if you do brisk walking everyday
Doctor:You are doing good by playing badminton
User:i used to do a lot of walking. but stopped it for last 6 months.
Doctor:cycling is also very good
Doctor:You may restart it then
User:my physical activities are not regular. they may be twice or thrice a week
Doctor:As compared to the general population I feel that you are more active
User:dance is just once a week
Doctor:You are definitely doing good on your physical exertion, twice to thrice is good
Doctor:That is fine
Doctor:so, please continue the same
Doctor:May be adding the walking will help
Doctor:Also, maintain a good diet
Doctor:Do not eat food XXXXXXX in starch and carbohydrates like rice, potato
Doctor:Tubers and roots
Doctor:You may eat pulses, sprouts, vegetables and fruits
User:Rice is just about 3/4 times a week
Doctor:You may need to get your sugar levels done once in a year
Doctor:That is good
User:i have started eating fruits offlate at least one fruit a day.
Doctor:That is a good habit
Doctor:Basically, you are doing good
Doctor:Please do not get stressed or think about Diabetes more
Doctor:As stress is also a risk factor for Diabetes
Doctor:Just continue your routine and I think you will do great in future too
User:hi doctor
Doctor:how can I help you today ?
User:i have a 7 year old daughter who keeps complaining about stomach ache frequently
User:i give her Syrup Ondem and she feels better
Doctor:How has her weight been ? Has it decreased over time ? or is it stable ?
Doctor:Does the pain come up, only after meals ?
User:i also boil ajwain, mustard, coriandar seed in one glass water and give her. she feels much better after that
Doctor:any issues like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, ?
User:she is a health child. her weight is about 26 kg
User:also very active
Doctor:Does the pain come up, only after meals ?
User:no fix time for the pain. some times before mean or sometime while eating or even after that
User:no other issue. some she feels like vomiting. but mostly doesnt
Doctor:most likely, she may be having issues due to acidity, or indigestion
Doctor:You can give her some Gelusil Tablets to chew
Doctor:1 tab after meals
User:Her weight has been stable or has increased a bit but not decreased
Doctor:she should increased her water intake
User:i assume that more often it is gastreo
Doctor:give her 1 glass of water, to drink, before meals
Doctor:and then ask her to have her meals
Doctor:reduce the spice content of the food
User:sure i will ask her to have water and also give her the tablet.
Doctor:and avoid too oily foods, junk foods, etc
User:she eats all that we eat. We do not intake a lot of spice in food and use very minimal oil
Doctor:increase the vegetable content , like carrots, XXXXXXX veg, , apples,
Doctor:avoid chips, specially potatoes
User:she loves all variety of fruits and doesnt eat too much of junk
Doctor:that is good
Doctor:try the above means , for some time
User:that for all you all your suggestions. i will follow them and observe her state for few days.
Doctor:if it does not help, she may need a Precription medication, to reduce her acid secretion
User:Thanks for your suggestions doctor.
Doctor:or medications to reduce the intestinal contractions,
Doctor:You are very welcome
User:I will try the method for 10 days or so and in case she still complaints, i will get her checked for acid etc.
Doctor:sure, that will be fine
Doctor:Is there anything else u want help with ?
User:Great then. Thanks for your help. it was very useful
User:Best Wishes
Doctor:take care and have a good evening
User:You too
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