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Posted on Wed, 9 Jul 2014 in General Health
Question: Hello Dr.
Approximately a year ago and I feel tired and drowsiness and sleepiness and sleep intermittently.
As I suffer sometimes forget the names, for moments or minutes of no more than five minutes to recall the name.
I worked most of the blood tests, including ECG and thyroid I do not know you have a problem or is it anxiety and depression.
Any advice any solution
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Stress and anxiety could be major factors

Detailed Answer:
Hi
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Greetings of the day

Dear XXXX

There could be other major factors contributing to your symptoms, which could be

1. Lack of Sleep: An individual requires 6- 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep for him/her to feel fresh and rejuvenated. Either alteration in quantity(duration) or quality( frequent interruption, failure to fall asleep) could give rise to lack of freshness.

2. Excessive Stress : Stress either at work place, exam related stress or personal issues

3. Decreased Consumption of Fluids: Individuals consuming fluid less than 1.5 liter per day over a period of time develop such symptoms

4. Decreased intake of food stuffs containing Anti-oxidant

5. Excessive use of Computer or watching TV

6. Restriction to indoor activity

7. Assuming wrong posture while sitting and sleeping

8. Lack of physical activity and regular exercise

9 Vitamin deficiency: Especially Vitamin B6 and Vitamin D and Vitamin B12

10 Rheumatism

11. Excessive consumption of tea/coffee/carbonated benerages
Majority of individuals who present with such symptoms have one or more of above factors contributing to their symptoms.

It would be helpful If you could provide me additional information, so that I am able to help you better

1. Duration of symptoms
2. What is your profession
3. Is your sleep disturbed during night? Do you sleep excessively during day?
4. Is there any excessive stress or work pressure related issues?
5. Is your diet adequate and nutritious?
6. How much fluids do you consume per day
7. Do you exercise?


Awaiting your reply

Wishing you great Health

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kishore
MBBS,MS,MCh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 27 minutes later
Hello Dr.
1 - symptoms since almost 9 months.
2 - I am an electrical engineer and work as managing director of government projects.
3 - I have to work under pressure.
4 - Do not consume a large amount of fluid may not be up to half a liter.
5 - XXXXXXX intermittently usually sleep from 22:00 to 6:00 3-4 punctuated by interruptions take half
Hours.
6 - Analysis of vitamin B-12 was 282 and vitamin D 39 after it was 6.8 .
7-I was walking every day 5km un hour.
I am feeling that I have a cold all the time (sensitivity on my nose).
Since I get a high blood pressure and I am thinking all the time badly on my helth, visiting most Hello Dr.
1 - symptoms since almost 9 months.
2 - I am an electrical engineer and work as managing director of government projects.
3 - I have to work under pressure.
4 - Do not consume a large amount of fluid may not be up to half a liter.
5 - XXXXXXX intermittently usually sleep from 22:00 to 6:00 3-4 punctuated by interruptions take half
Hours.
6 - Analysis of vitamin B-12 was 282 and vitamin D 39 after it was 6.8 .
I am suffering from sensitivity on my noise all the time and since I suffer from high blood pressure I am all the time
thinking badly due to my health.
I visit most specialist Dr and did most blood test and all ok unless cholesterol .
And I need your advice to end my situation.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Detailed suggestions given

Detailed Answer:
Namasthe
Dear XXXX

Let me first reassure you there is definitely cure for it.
Stress is integral part of life. Even doctors who treat are also exposed to stress.

I would suggest you the following which will definitely benefit. It would require you to be relaxed , have no expectation, just lead a normal life , you will see the things are fine and your symptoms are improving

1. Diet: Ensure intake of adequate quantity of fiber. 2 servings of vegetable salad and 2 servings of fruits( One preferable citrus fruit). proper diet does miracles and rejuvenates. Orange is good source of anti-oxidants. Avoid junk food and fast food especially pizza, burgers and excessive sweets

2. Ensure adequate water intake: Follow rule of 1 which i usually advise. 1 glass of water 1 hour before and 1 glass of water 1 hour after every meals will ensure adequate consumption of water . Recommended intake of water is 2 to 3 liter a ay. Insufficient intake of water could be a contributing factor in causation of symptoms.

3. Early morning Exercise: Brisk walking for 30 minutes at a stretch preferably in garden will be very helpful. Walking is the best exercise, it also promotes release of Endorphins( naturally occuring pain killers released in brain) which causes mood elevation and generalized feeling of well being. Make it a daily habit and incorporate in your lifestyle. Believe me it makes wonders. There is no need to go to gym r use any expensive workout instruments.

4. Avoid tea/coffee/ nicotine and alcoholic beverages: If at all you want to drink something, drink fresh lime water. It is very much refreshing.

5. Start your day with a glass of Lemon water with 2 spoons of honey added. have a good breakfast.
There is a saying : have a Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a Soldier and dinner like a beggar. Medical practice has revealed it to be true. Starting your day with good breakfast ( Its after all breaking a fast: 2 hours of overnight fast) will give the energy to keep you going. Include glass of milk and boiled egg in your breakfast.

6. Don't take work so seriously: We all have the feeling to excel in our respective fields and don't spend adequate time with our own self trying to understand our own needs.
The work pressure is high: Call it a day, take a short leave and hit out to picnic spot which you always wanted to go
Spend time with your family and friends.

7. While working take frequent regular breaks: Taking regular breaks will not waste the time, but it will definitely increase the productivity, concentration and reasoning. Take break for 5 minutes every 30 minutes.
Close your eyes and rotate the eye balls for couple of minutes

8. Avoid late night socialization

9. Avoid starring for longer time at the computer screen or TV for longer time

10. Steam inhalation before going to sleep will be very refshing: will also benefit your allergy

11. Multivitamin and Calcium supplement.

12. Lipid lowering drugs like Statins: Presence of excess lipid along with Hypertension is a risk factor for Ischemic heart disease. I would suggest you to start lipid lowering agents in consultation with your Physician. Also control of Hypertension with drugs is advisable.

13. Avoid tea/coffee/carbonated beverages / alcohol
Wishing you a very happy and healthy life

14. Meditation and Yoga


Best Regards
Deepak
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 25 minutes later
My blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
Can I take calcium supplement and I am suffing from high pressure ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You can safely take Calcium supplements

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Greetings

Surely you can safely take Calcium supplements . It will not affect the blood pressure.

Do keep me informed about your progress.
Wishing you a very happy and healthy life.

Take Care

Regards
Deepak
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