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Upset stomach after consuming milk. Is calcium deposition in heel area curable? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Have a couple of queries.
Doctor:Proceed with your queries.
User:The First Being - Whenever i consume Milk. I tend to have a Stomach Upset. What could be the cause.
User:Secondly, Is Calcium Deposition in the Heel area curable. What is the cause of the same.
Doctor:In your first concern,by stomach upset do you mean abdominal pain, indigestion, bloating or you develop loose stools?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Loose Stools.
Doctor:Since when are you having this problem?
User:Post Consumption after sometime, it happens
User:A lot many years. Though i have not been a regular drinker of Milk since childhood. So.
User:Whenever i have initiated to start drinking as a regular practice have had to refrain from doing so after a couple of days 'cause of the loose stools
Doctor:There could be 2 causes in such cases.
Doctor:1. You may be having intolerance to some nutritional content of milk.
Doctor:An entity called "lactose intolerance" which is common in children and few adults can cause similar symptoms.
Doctor:You need to check if you have any such intolerance.
Doctor:Second reason
Doctor:for your first concern is
User:What is the process of checking. the intolerence level
Doctor:this probably might be a case of irritable bowel.
Doctor:In a few people motility of intestines are increased following certain diet, stress and other external factors resulting in episodes of loose stools.
Doctor:A visit to a gastroenterologist will help us differentiate between the two.
Doctor:You might be asked to take some breathe test, endoscopy / colonoscopy
Doctor:to differentiate between the two.
Doctor:Coming to your second concern, I would be able to address it better, if you can specify the symptoms you have?
User:I have visited such a doctor in 2006 and underwent a Colonscopy as that time i used to have irritable bowel ( whenever consuming any meal/food item i used to have loose stools) The reports came Normal.
Doctor:Irritable bowel is a name given to any hyperactive gut, when all other conditions are ruled out.
User:For the second concern the symptoms are : Pain in the Heel Area while walking/or when there is too much of stress due to long hours or standing/execessive activity.
Doctor:If all the test - colonoscopy, breathe test and so on are normal, then this "stomach upset post milk" could be part of irritable bowel syndrome.
User:Alright. What is the possible treatment for the same.
Doctor:I shall address the pain in the heel after dealing with your first concern.
Doctor:The treatment of the previous problem would depend on the cause.
Doctor:If you are intolerant to any of the substance/nutrient of milk
Doctor:then the best treatment would be to avoid any milk or milk products.
Doctor:As lactose intolerance is caused by deficiency of enzymes
Doctor:some doctors prescribe medications containing the deficient enzyme
Doctor:to improve tolerance.
Doctor:Such drugs are available in market and have lest side effects.
Doctor:Irritable bowel syndrome however is a chronic condition which needs strict dietary and life style changes.
Doctor:If symptoms are severe, antimotility drugs like loperamide can be used to treat them.
Doctor:I am sorry if my treatment options are not specific
Doctor:since I am not able to examine you and investigate
Doctor:you would need to discuss with your gastroenterologist
Doctor:and decide upon the right treatment based on the cause.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doctor
Doctor:Now coming to your second concern,
Doctor:pain in the heel region after prolonged standing / stress
User:or walking also
Doctor:such kind of pain are usually associated with musculoskeletal causes.
Doctor:In a few individuals who have flat foot, where the structure of the foot are not properly aligned and those who are overweight
User:i guess i have a flat foot
Doctor:prolonged standing, walking can cause severe stress on the feet causing pain.
User:and partially overweight too.
Doctor:Calcium deposition is probably not the cause, unless it was diagnosed on a xray / other radiological tests.
Doctor:Yes, flat foot and overweight can cause such problem.
Doctor:We can deal with such problems by reducing weight.
Doctor:You can also find personalized foot wears for flat foot.
Doctor:You can try them.
Doctor:They reduce the stress on feet and prevent pain.
Doctor:Acute painful situation can be managed by food massages, pain killers like diclofenac (prescription medication) and rest.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:not diagnosed via xray/radiological test
Doctor:Do you have any other doubts / queries that you wish to discuss with me now?
User:I think that's good for now.
User:Thank you very much for your time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a nice day!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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