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Suffering from constipation, swollen legs. Have Diabetes and kidney infection. Suggestion?

hello! this question is about my grandma.she is 69 years old and she was admitted in an hospital for following reasons (1) Diabetes (2) kidney infection . checking her reports doctor advised her not to have fruits,now its almost after 3 months she gets constipation and swollen legs plus some body pain. therefore i just wanted an advice regarding this matter since the advice of her doctor is not of satisfactory thereby i need your opinion.I hope that you will be able to give an answer for my question.
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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Thank you for getting in touch with us. As I see, your grandma has been diagnosed with Diabetes and kidney infection. In individuals with kidney disease, excretion of water and other liquid products is not easy. Therefore, the patients are advised to drink liquids and eat citrus fruits in limited quantity. The swelling on her legs is also due to inability to excrete liquids. It would have been better if you would have told us in detail about kidney infection as that would help us advice you about the possible treatment plans and whether to start with dialysis. Hope this helps
Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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