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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good morning.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   good morning
User :   wanted your advice on my health issues
Doctor :   Please explain.
User :   i sometimes feel pain on my left arm
User :   through out the day i feel very exhauted and tired
Doctor :   Ok
User :   not able to focus completely
User :   i have been taking medicines
User :   but now i have started becoming dependent on it
User :   the day i don't take it i feel exhausted and tired
Doctor :   Ok
User :   doctor has prescribed ...etirest 0.5, nebicard 2.5
User :   mitovit gold
User :   and ambulax FM
Doctor :   Ok
User :   have been taking the medicines for quiet some time now
User :   it has surely helped me
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but i don't want to take medicines all my life
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can you please help me
User :   on how i should go about
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Do you suffer from any other medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problems?
User :   Male/31
User :   once i had taken BP test it was bit high
User :   cholestrol level was also high
User :   triglycerides was high
Doctor :   Ok
User :   some times i used to get panic attacks
User :   constantly under stress due to personal issues
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you recently seen a doctor -got your sugars and thyroid hormones checked?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Based on previous research on most common causes of easy tiredness and exhaustion are as follows
Doctor :   1. Lack of proper sleep
Doctor :   2. Psychological factors such as depression and stress
Doctor :   3. Lack of proper nutrition
Doctor :   4. Medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid problems, recent infections and so on.
Doctor :   5. Improper fluid intake.
Doctor :   Hence if you want to find a good means of controlling your symptoms, you will need to make necessary changes in all the factors that may be responsible.
Doctor :   Since you report of psychological conditions, medications can help in treating them.
Doctor :   However regular medications will need to be supplemented with proper lifestyle and diet modifications.
Doctor :   Are you following?
User :   yes
User :   i am following
Doctor :   Most important factor in treating a psychological condition is self belief and motivation.
Doctor :   You have started it right by deciding to be independent of medications.
Doctor :   hence with proper lifestyle changes, you can definitely get back to life without medications.
Doctor :   This will however be a gradual and slow one.
Doctor :   It can be achieved by the following measures
Doctor :   Start of with simple measures such as
Doctor :   1. Regular and timely sleeping
Doctor :   2. Early morning exercise
Doctor :   3. Yoga and meditation techniques
User :   ok
Doctor :   4. Include relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises, music therapy and so on.
Doctor :   5. These along with regular and healthy diet, avoiding smoking and alcohol(if you drink and smoke)
Doctor :   will be the initial steps towards medicine free life.
Doctor :   Medications with these lifestyle modifications will bring down your symptoms.
Doctor :   As you feel that your symptoms are better, you can request your doctor to slowly taper down the medications.
Doctor :   If feasible, you can take help from regular counselling sessions.
User :   k
Doctor :   Over a period of time, with lifestyle changes, couselling sessions and gradually tapering dose of medications, you will be able to lead
Doctor :   symptom free life and no medications too.
Doctor :   Some of the factors which can prevent the improvement in the quality of life are
Doctor :   1. Presence of medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid hormone supplements
Doctor :   2. Increased stress levels
Doctor :   3. Irregular medications as well as not sticking to the lifestyle changes regularly
Doctor :   4. Lack of sleep
Doctor :   4. Being over weight.
Doctor :   So, be regular with the modified lifestyle, watch your weight, check your blood sugars and thyroid hormone levels.
Doctor :   If sugars and thyroid hormones are abnormal; get treated for the same.
Doctor :   These along with the medications will help in achieving the goal gradually.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes i have followed
User :   thanks a lot for your guidance and time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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