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Can you suggest activities for someone on bed rest for eye injury?

Can you suggest activities for someone on bed rest for eye injury?

Depends: You need to ask your treating ophthalmologist what the limits of activity are for you which depends upon the extent of the injury and the means, medical or surgical, used to treat it. A good chance for communication and to learn isometric exercise. ...Read more

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Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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Just getting off bed rest from back injury super excited to be walking but I have to do it w/eyes closed or looking up cause if not I get lightheaded?

Just getting off bed rest from back injury super excited to be walking but I have to do it w/eyes closed or looking up cause if not I get lightheaded?

Deconditioning: Go slow - your vasculature and autonomic system have likely grown accustomed to you being in a recumbent position. This feeling should go away with time and exercise. Alternatively, sedative pain medications could contribute to this feeling. ...Read more

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Been on bed rest for 2 months. Sitting up now so body can adjust. Its better with eyes closed. Helps the dizzy head sitting up. Any idea why it helps?

Been on bed rest for 2 months. Sitting up now so body can adjust. Its better with eyes closed. Helps the dizzy head sitting up. Any idea why it helps?

Hypotension: Your body us readjusting to pumping blood against gravity. Slow adjustments like you are doing is advized. We use tilt tables for patients confined to a bed for long periods. The reason is better with eyes closed is because it it's one less signal to your brain that may be contradictory. Position and sight both play a role in dizziness and if they contradict each other you feel worse. ...Read more

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After prolong bed rest, is normal for your head to feel floaty and hard to keep eyes still on things?

After prolong bed rest, is normal for your head to feel floaty and hard to keep eyes still on things?

Yes, normal: After prolonged bedrest, your vascular system becomes less able to control your blood pressure and it can drop, making you slightly dizzy. The same thing happens to astronauts after prolonged weightlessness. It will recover quickly as you begin to feel better. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Been on bed rest for 2 months on back. I've been sitting up for a a few seconds cause the floaty head is awful. Closing my eyes helps it subside. Why?

Been on bed rest for 2 months on back. I've been sitting up for a a few seconds cause the floaty head is awful. Closing my eyes helps it subside. Why?

Floaty head? (Please: explain further? Is your head feeling full, dizzy, lightheadedness. What happens when you sit up, and stand up? Bed rest for 2 months is a long time to be unable to function with your eyes closed to bring relief. What does your doctor say? This needs to be worked up further by your PCP. See an integrative medicine doctor to address dietary issues related to sinusitis, allergies, and anxiety. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest activities for someone on bed rest?

Can anyone suggest activities for someone on bed rest?

Depends: It depends on the reason for bed rest. For some they can do upper body and for others readinf. ...Read more

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Should i avoid sexual activity after an eye injury?

Should i avoid sexual activity after an eye injury?

Depends: Depends on the injury, but most injuries would not preclude you from having sexual activity. Some surgeries it is recommended to avoid strenuous activity after for 7-30 days. ...Read more

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Is calf pain, without other symptoms, in a 32 year old who hasn't been exercising or had any injury worrisome? I had 2 days bed rest for migraine.

Is calf pain, without other symptoms, in a 32 year old who hasn't been exercising or had any injury worrisome? I had 2 days bed rest for migraine.

Possibly: If there is pain in the calf without much physical exertion to worry about then, one thing to think of would be a blood clot or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). This would be especially true if the patient also has swelling, redness, tightness, and warmth to the touch. You should see someone right away if any of this is true...possibly even an ER. More questions? www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Definition)

An eye injury is a condition in which a person has some trauma to one or both eyes. Injuries include bruises around the eye, bleeding behind the cornea, dislocation of the lens, rupture of the ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more