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I'm 50 yrs old had the flu cold virus nearly a mth now feel

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I'm 50 yrs old had the flu cold virus nearly a mth now feel ill cold nite sweats losing weight, taken all tabs going wot should I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

This is indeed concerning.

Dr Basu :

Viral infection should not cause symptoms for so long.

Dr Basu :

Other causes need to be looked at.

Dr Basu :

Night sweats weight loss can be due to the:

Dr Basu :

1. Thyroid disease ---fluctuation in thyroid hormones

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2. Diabetes --high blood sugar problem in the body.

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3. Adrenal gland insufficiency--deficiency of cortisol in the body

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4. Menopause-- deficiency of estrogen

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5. Autoimmune disorder -- abnnormal immune system can attack body's own tissues causing symptoms.

Dr Basu :

6. Malignancy --yes, these symptoms can be related to undiagnosed cancer like Lymphoma, leukemia, breast, lung or colon cancer.

Dr Basu :

They can be screened for with appropriate tests.

Dr Basu :

Blood tests like blood count with differential, metabolic panel, thyroid panel, serum cortisol, estradiol levels, sed rate, ANA titer

Dr Basu :

colonoscopy, chest xrays, mammogram, pap smear

Dr Basu :

These tests are routing work up and inexpensive

Dr Basu :

can be ordered by your GP.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Should I go see my own dr plzdont need smears test don't have the bits anymore my blood pressure high and cholesterol too
Dr Basu :

Yes you will need to see your own GP and request for the tests above.

Dr Basu :

Blood pressure and cholesterol level also should be checked to make sure they are controlled.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Ok thank you , shall I do it after Xmas
Dr Basu :

sounds good

Dr Basu :

start taking a multivitamin daily meanwhile.

Dr Basu :

Happy Holidays,

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : I have bin vit c vit d just feel so low lately
Dr Basu :

yes you can increase their intake to vitamin d 1000 IU daily

Dr Basu :

Aldo vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : ok thank you x happy Christmas to you too
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JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : taking vit D 1500 a day at min
Dr Basu :

ok

Dr Basu :

please include vitamin B12 also .

Dr Basu :

and increase the dietary protein intake.

Dr Basu :

Protein shakes for example with meals

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : don't eat diary products chocolate sweet things etc don't like them or fruit plenty veg thou
Dr Basu :

ok

Dr Basu :

that is good.

Dr Basu :

but you can include plant proteins like lentils, tofu, mushrooms, peas,

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : I like all that too salads fish liver etc just don't like sweet things and I'm a smoker
Dr Basu :

ok

Dr Basu :

smoking should be avoided.

Dr Basu :

The abive tests I recommended are essential.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : i no going try give up new year I want too
Dr Basu :

ok

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : can I buy b12
Dr Basu :

yes over the counter.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Ok thank you il go look tomo my sister has to have a vit b injection every month
Dr Basu :

you shoudl also get your vitamin B12 level checked then.

Dr Basu :

if very low, then you will also need B12 injections monthly.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Is that why I feel so low lately then
JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : I just can't seem shake this cold off at all and it's not like me I no I'm 50 but does that mean all my problems start now
JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : can I also ask you if you no is dementia and hip problems in the genes
Dr Basu :

I understand

Dr Basu :

yes possible also menopause

Dr Basu :

Dementia can run in genes

Dr Basu :

Hip problem not usually.

Dr Basu :

Best wishes,

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : why
Dr Basu :

Hip problem usually caused by the osteoarthritis --that is due to the changes from excesssive wear and tear, and also from smoking.

Dr Basu :

only rheumatoid arthritis may begene related.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : my mum aunt both had broken hips not falls thou my dad uncle aunty all dementia
Dr Basu :

ok

Dr Basu :

that can be osteoporosis related as well --commonly seen in women when the periods stop

Dr Basu :

due to low estrogen level

Dr Basu :

dementia can be genetically linked.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : So I'm going get it too then
Dr Basu :

possible but not always

Dr Basu :

ou should get checked by the neuropsychiatric testing by a neurologist

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : I fracture my back in 2006 .so will that mean I'm in line for hips too
Dr Basu :

you are at risk of course.

Dr Basu :

that can be estimated by the bone density testing.

Dr Basu :

We can continue this discussion longer --please accept my additional offer also.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : ok thank you
Dr Basu :

very welcome

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : didn't make me feel better but cleared a few things in my mind
Dr Basu :

this service is for clearing things out

Dr Basu :

as you knowit is not possible to examine you or dispense medications over internet.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Sound like a sad case don't I but I needed some answered xx thank you
Dr Basu :

definitely that will help --my suggestions

Dr Basu :

and you should see improvement.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Thank you
Dr Basu :

very welcome

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Merry Christmas x
Dr Basu :

Merry Christmas and happy New year

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : You too xx can I talk to you after Xmas plz
Dr Basu :

yes no problem

Dr Basu :

Once you pay for the additional services, you can always come back here :)

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Thank you
Dr Basu :

Please rate the chat excellent so that I get paid by the website --Best wishes,

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : are you a real dortor
Dr Basu :

yes ofcourse

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with plenty of experience

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : ok
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Just Answer always verifies the credentials

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that is why you need to pay just like any medical consultation.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Plz then why don't I feel better my doctor moved I don't trust my new ones don't want to see them I'm stuck
Dr Basu :

because you have not done any blood tests and no confirmed diagnosis yet

Dr Basu :

you are assuming viral infection

Dr Basu :

and this is not likely the case

Dr Basu :

you smoke cigarettes --and also in menopause

Dr Basu :

and you can have hormone deficiencies given your family history.

Dr Basu :

so you cannot self treat without proper clinical evaluation.

Dr Basu :

and these are signs from your body

Dr Basu :

your body wants you to get the tests done

Dr Basu :

so that you can get diagnosed and receive proper treatment

Dr Basu :

lead a good quality life

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : No menopause yrs ago was sterilised yrs ago had the rest took away in 2009 so it's not that
Dr Basu :

menopause is a word we use for estrogen deficiency --not just hot flashes

Dr Basu :

Menopause encompasses various symptoms including night sweats, weight loss, tiredness, weak imune system.

Dr Basu :

but that is only considered if you do not have any other conditions.

Dr Basu :

The conditions I referred to above like thyroi gland disorder,

Dr Basu :

Thyroid gland disorder

Dr Basu :

Diabetes, anemia

Dr Basu :

vitamin B12 deficiency

Dr Basu :

liver and kidney problems,

Dr Basu :

autoimmune disorder

Dr Basu :

adrenal gland disorder

Dr Basu :

cancer like lymphoma, colon cancer, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, or lung cancer

Dr Basu :

these tests are very very important at your age

Dr Basu :

these are part of routine annual check up as well.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Ok il go get checked
Dr Basu :

given your history of high blood pressure, and cholesterol, we also recommend a close check up for heart disease.

Dr Basu :

Myocardial infarction, heart failure are top in the list.

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : My thyroid s are find
Dr Basu :

if not, then this should be rechecked.

Dr Basu :

and also others for a guideline what to look for

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : One of sisters is low and one is high
Dr Basu :

ok

Dr Basu :

Please rate our chat now for any further conversation.

Dr Basu :

Thank you and best wishes

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Ok
Dr Basu :

yes

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : I feel ill really poorly tonite x but ur services were really good x
Dr Basu :

Thank you so much

Dr Basu :

Can you please click on the Good or Excelent service when you leave the chat?

Dr Basu :

I hope you will get well soon,

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : i wish I did to be honesyn 3 weeks and I still feel like hell xx
JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : I norm mythering you sorry but I really need a pick up drug can't feel like this I've a granddaughter due next week and I'm too tired x
Dr Basu :

ok --do not worrytoo much

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : Is that it I've 14?.grankidsbmeant be super nan and all I want do is sleep
Dr Basu :

ok

JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : So that helped
JACUSTOMER-ttwvcj8d- : need you tell me super pick up drug
Dr Basu :

ok

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