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Dr. Nancy Mellow
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Extremely common: Cardiovascular disease, which means diseases of the heart and blood vessels, is the most frequent cause of death among elderly people. This includes ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Mintz
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By spa do: You mean fancy bath tub. A walk in tub is best- if u mean a resort ck with travel agent.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Perineum: Care of the perineal area should focus on maintaining a clean and dry skin with prompt attention to fecal and urine contamination. Usually soap and wa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hong-phuc Tran
10 years experience Geriatrics
Deterioration : Vision and hearing deteriorate with age. Bones get weaker. Balance and gait (walking) can worsen. Kidneys might not work as well, the list is extensiv ... Read More
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A 87-year-old male asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Need for trach is going to depend on the reason the patient was placed a tracheostomy tube. It is easier for people to breathe from a tracheostomy tu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
34 years experience Geriatrics
Depends: On alot of things. Whenever we offer a medical intervention, we review their functional and cognitive status to determine if there ould be a significa ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
A few things: The ability to and attention to eating healthy, successful digestion, exercise, social activity and family.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Carefully: Lower the head of the bed. Have the patient bend both knees to help you slide them up. Then finally raise the head of the bed up.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Incontinence: There are several types of incontinence: stress, urge & overflow come to mind. Stress is more common in women while overflow is in men (think big ... Read More
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Definitions?: Define "long-term", "elderly", & "dangerous". W/o knowing specifics, like what Omeprazole was prescribed for, what symptoms you're having, & y ... Read More

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