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I can feel the heaviness of my body, please advice

Hi,doctor! Im Evelyn,44 years old,5 1 in height and weighing 56 kg. Two years ago,I was diagnosed of a left kidney cyst, doctor didn t prescribe any medicine for me because he said the cyst is benign, but I was advised to have urinalysis every 3 months and an ultrasound after a year..It so happened that I am only earning less than what my familiy needs, a hand-to-mouth-existence, I was not able to have my doctors advice..It is already more than two years without any medication and follow ups..And now, I have been suffering from beriberi, more than a week, can be seen on my legs and sometimes on my arms till my face..not so transparent anyways but, I can feel the heaviness of my body.. Actually, I ve been from this situation( on and off - for 3-5 days ) within these years (2009-2011) but I just ignored it. This is just because of poverty. At present, I am drinking RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR with honey bee 3 times a day, cranberry juice, coconut juice, 2-2.5 litres of water and eating green vegetables daily.. WITH THIS SIMPLE MEDICATION, I DO NOT KNOW IF MY ILLNESS WILL TOTALLY BE CURED. Please doctor, I need your help and advice. Thank you very much and more power!
Asked On : Sun, 10 Apr 2011
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Hello Evelyn;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
Your doctor did the right thing when he advised you to just keep a watch on urine analysis because most of the benign cyst settle on their own and only few require treatment in any form.As for the beiberi it is a disease which comes on as a effect of deficiency of Vitamin B1 and can be easily treated with vitamin supplements if diagnosed early.The vitamin capsules or tablets are not very costly so you can buy it.I do not know much about raw apple cider vinegar but cranberry juice is good for urinary tract problems and even coconut juice.Presently you can get examined in a government run/charitable hospital to find out if you really have beriberi or not and get a simple multivitamin prescribed like Neurobion/Becosules/etc.
Answered: Tue, 5 Jul 2011
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