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Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My 95 year old mother is experiencing lack of appetite, thickness of tongue and perspiring. Her overall health is generally good. No diarrhea, maybe a little nausea. What do you recommend? Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Anemia and nutritional deficit

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question on HCM

I do understand your concern

With such a presentation in my clinic, I would first ruled out anemia and nutritional deficit and to confirm it she need a physical examination and a complete blood count with differential to confirm it. If confirmed she can be given iron supplements, and vitamin B 12 as injections and take a multivitamin regularly at bed time.

Hope that helps


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