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Posted on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Hello Doctor, I would like to do a general health check up for my parents. What all tests are advisable? My father is 58y and mother is 57y.

Once I will get the reports, I will share it for your further advice.

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy 3 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query in HealthcareMagic,

I have gone through your query and will certainly provide you with the necessary details:

The ideal general health check up should include the following:

1) Complete blood count
2) Biochemical parameters- Fasting blood sugar, HbA1c, PP blood sugar, Urea, creatinine, uric acid
3) Lipid profile
4) Liver function test
5) Thyroid profile
6) Routine urine analysis
7) ECG
8) USG abdomen
9) Pap smear (only for mother)
10) Chest Xray

I hope this helps,

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy 2 days later
Thanks Dr Remi!

I have recieved the test report for my mother, which I am attaching here. Can you kindly review & share your observations?

Regards
xxxxx
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing back,

I have gone through the attached report of your mother. The report seems to be absolutely fine apart from slight fatty liver changes in the liver function test which is absolutely normal for her age.

Also a slight increase in red blood cell indices, which could also be considered as normal as it can arise due to dehydration or less oxygen supply or even laboratory variations, as her renal and other profiles are all perfectly normal. I would not worry over this, unless similar changes are found in a repetitive blood test done after 3 months.

I hope this helps,

Please feel free to discuss further or else kindly close the query and share your positive feedback,

Kind regards


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Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy 6 hours later
Hello Dr Remy,

Thanks for the clear explanation. it's easily understood.

I have one more follow-up question regarding my mother's report and also received my father's report which I would like to share. After this, I will close the query.

For my mother, will you advice any caution seeing her total cholesterol levels?

For my father, I am attaching the reports herewith and will request for your observations please?

Thanks & Regards
xxxxx
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing back,

I have gone through your father's report. He seems to have slight anaemia, which can be rectified by proper iron rich foods for now.
Foods recommended: dark green leafy vegetables, red meat, seafood, dry fruits, dates, peanuts, beans, peas etc.

He also seems to have vitamin D deficiency, for which I would suggest him to start on D VION XXXXXXX 60,000IU, one XXXXXXX per week for 4 weeks. This will be enough to replenish his vitamin D levels.

Apart from these, everything seems to be perfectly normal.

As for your mother, her cholesterol levels are normal for her age. Her levels are 201, when normal is till 200.

No worries as such,

I hope this helps,

Please feel free to discuss further or else kindly close the query and share your positive feedback,

Regards
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