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Date : 04-Nov-2014
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User:ths s XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:I have just typed my query can I post it to you now?
User:Hi Doc, I have some concerns regarding my health, please have a look and suggest the best. 1. Comparing to other people I feel the chillness / cold more. 2. If I wet in the rain for a minute or more I get cold / fever in the next few hours. It may be light drizzle or heavy downpour. 3. If I take bath with normal water even it is just the half portion (below waist) of the body, I feel like cold in the next few hours. Normally I always take bath with warm water. 4. Normally I do not use fan while sleeping. If I use fan then next day morning I feel like cold / fever, weakness etc. These are some symptoms which I feel. I think my immune system is weak, if yes, can you please guide me to make the immune system strong enough so that I can cope up with these things. Basically I am from XXXXXXX XXXXXXX where in summer it is hot and in winter it is very cold out their. In my childhood I was able to bear the climate according to the changes but now If I go to my hometown in winter, it become very tough for me to accept the climate. From last 7 years I am out of XXXXXXX presently staying in XXXXXXX XXXXXXX from last 2 years. My height is 5 feet 3 inch and the weight is 58 KG. Hope this information will help you to response my querry. I have not yet consulted any doctor regarding this issue, if need to be please suggest a specialized doctor.
Doctor:Yes, I have gone through your query
Doctor:I suspect two things here
Doctor:One could be due to thyroid hormone imbalance
User:and next
Doctor:second, as you think the immunity has come down
User:i see..
User:so wht do u suggest doc
Doctor:I suggest you to get the thyroid levels once checked
User:okk...thats cool...
Doctor:and also take Multivitmin supplements which help in building the immunity
User:If it is not normal what will be the next step
User:Yaa doc..I do take multivitamin on required..Now I am taking a treatment for my vitamin deficiency. I have D and B12 vitamin less..
Doctor:If thyroid comes normal. I would recommend you to get a complete blood count and observe the WBC count and differential count.. These reflect the immune resistance
User:But the problem which I told you is from last 4 to 5 years approx..
Doctor:if you are defecient in Vit D and Vit B12 then do take the specific supplements
Doctor:thats ok, do get the tests I mentioned. They can surely provide the necessary inputs to manage your condition
User:Ya....I am taking the medicines and neurokind injection with doctor consultaion from Fortis..
Doctor:thats good. Do continue the supplements for few months beyond th time their levels are corrected
User:i have recently done a blood test where I think blood count and the WBC count and differential count is available. how can share that to you?
Doctor:You cant share here, you can ask a query on the website where you have an option of attaching the reports
User:As I can see in the reports the WBC count, differential count is normal..
User:WBC DIFFERENTIAL COUNT NEUTROPHILS 50 40 - 80 % EOSINOPHILS 03 1 - 6 % LYMPHOCYTES 38 20 - 40 % MONOCYTES 09 2 - 10 % BASOPHILS 00 < 1 - 2 %
Doctor:It would be better if you can gather tests reports those done when you are normal and those done when you had some infection. the comparison would provide some insights
Doctor:was the above report during your illness ?
User:yaa....that time I was feeling muscle pain while running or playing...
Doctor:No, that cant be infection
User:just 1 month back i had done these test...
User:ok...u mean to say I should do the test when i feel cold or fever after getting wet or getting freezed....??
Doctor:You must have a infection , then the test report can reflect how your immune response is
User:in the infection time it may vary?
Doctor:and the degree of variation gives an idea on immunity
User:so first I need to go with a thyroid test than the blood while getting the infection?
User:thats fine....what is the best way to maintain the immune system?
Doctor:Prevent Vitamin deficiency, regular exercise
User:just want to paste another report please is it related to thyroid?
User:THYRO CHECK, SERUM T3 105.89 60.00 - 181.00 ng/dl METHOD : CHEMILUMINESCENCE T4 10.30 4.50 - 12.60 µg/dl METHOD : CHEMILUMINESCENCE TSH 3.88 0.35 - 5.50 µIU/mL
Doctor:As doubted , it seems to be on the higher side
Doctor:anyway do get it repeated
User:Playing badminton, football could come in regular exercise, is it???or any other excercise is required?
Doctor:aerobics would be better addition it....
Doctor:Is there anything I cal help you with ?
User:one more question doc....Whenever I take water....after sometime I feel like going to washroom...
User:its like more water, more washroom...
Doctor:thats good nyway
Doctor:Need not worry
User:but it is really tough...if u r travelling or some....
Doctor:I understand. You may have to restrict fluid intake specially in cold climate
User:okkk...thats better,...
User: XXXXXXX is like AC....
Doctor:I agree
User:always same climate'
Doctor:Anything else you want to know ?
User:What things will be better to keep with hand while travelling or some...bcz I have gastric issues...
User:once my stomach is empty it start giving trouble...
Doctor:Antacids like gelusil and fiber rich foods like apple and papaya
User:ok...but one thing when I have acidity issues going If i take apple thn the problem increases...what could be the reason
User:papaya is ok...
Doctor:There is no such connection
Doctor:you can avoid if its troublesome
User:hmmmm....i see...
User:my issues are because of my shift rotation..
User:i work in shifts...which changes every week..
Doctor:Yes, could be
User:Thanks is nice chat with you....BDW where are you from?
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Thanks for using this service
User:Your information was really helpful...
User:okk...thats so cool....
Doctor:Wish you good health
Doctor:Take care bye for now
User:thanks again..
User:y too...
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