What causes low vitamin b12 level? - Online Doctor Chats
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I just uploaded my father's master health check up report
Could you please go through and advise on the same.
Can you give me few minutes to look into it?
Thanks for your patience.
Is he a vegetarian?
no, he is non-veg
but rarely he takes non-veg
As I see he has vitamin b12 is below 200 and the doctor has rightly put him on oral supplements.
He needs to add little more non vegetarian food.
It contains more b12 which is essential at this age.
What kind of non veg? he is allergic to mutton
I see his weight is normal.
and how frequently he should take it?
It can be controlled with some exercises and mediciens.
Doctors has put him on medicines for it.
Right about the eosinophils, it is marginally elevated.
And looking at this symptoms profile the cause may be related to allergies.
Whats the implications?
As such, the raised eosinophil count doesn't bother me if he has no significant symptoms.
I would address his symptoms than treat the eosinophil count.
He used to take little nap after every lunch? Do I need to ask him to stop that?
You may repeat the test later say about 6 months, if it goes high, the problem can be further assessed.
Are the hepatitis test included in this test report?
Nap after lunch has no significant health implication, but yes prefer to avoid hitting the bed immediately after a heavy meal.
I did not see hepatitis test in those reports.
Is the test different for it?
I did see his liver functions though and they were not normal.
If he is not occupationally prone to hepatitis, I would not recommend it routinely as his liver state seems normal.
Liver functions are found on page 3
as per this copy.
Are you suggesting that no hepatitis test is required? because my mother doubts and says his eyes are bit yellow.
The liver function including bilirubin is normal. So I wouldn't be worried about your mother's observation.
If I am directly going to take hepatitis(for my father) and diabetes test(for my mother), what test I shuold take? I meant test names
There are 5 different hepatitis virus.
We screen patients for hepatitis b with Hbsag test.
Are we having 5 different tests for all?
Yes, there are different tests for each hepatitis.
As per my opinion, your father doesn't need those tests.
okay, For my mother's satisfaction I will ask my dad to take this Hbsag test
okay, then it is required
I am not sure what you meant.
In my opinion your father doesn't need any tests for hepatitis.
I meant as per your suggestion, the test is not required
He seems to have a normal liver.
What is the test name for my mother's diabetes?
You can go for fasting blood sugar, post prandial blood sugar and Hba1c tests
to look for diabetes.
Do you have any more questions?
okay, sure. Thanks Doctor.
No, thans for the time
after few months.
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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