A 29-year-old member asked:
would an elderly demented person be admitted into icu and put on mechanical ventilation.?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
It happens: Pneumonia, heart failure, stroke, & serious injury are some of the more common reasons; it's important to consider the goals of care & realistic expectations. Patients/family/power of attorney should make it clear what level of support they feel is acceptable. It's ok to make comfort a priority & say "no" to the ventilator. It's also ok to say "yes". Best to discuss this before the crisis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What can I do if my breathing feels restricted in the third trimester?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Rest: If you are having exertional intolerance, try to rest. It sounds basic, however, it is too late to start an exercise regimen.
However, see your provider to make sure you do not have any cardiac issues.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 20-year-old member asked:
Is incontinence a problem seen mostly in the elderly?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Gynecology
Definitely not: Incontinence is increasingly common as we age, however many younger folks have urinary incontinence. The peak age for treatment worldwide is age 58. Most people have incontinence for 5-7 years before they seek treatment (it is not necessary to wait that long). People of all ages can have incontinence for a variety of reasons.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
Do you have to be elderly to have arthritis?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Not always: Most all of us will develop wear and tear osteoarthritis as we age. Trauma to joint often accelerate the development of arthritis as does poor mechanical alignment. In other cases, even in very young age, arthritis can occur as an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This can begin even in childhood.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 37-year-old member asked:
What can I do if I am recovering from the type a flu and having breathing problems?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
General Surgery 35 years experience
Get to an ER: If you have breathing troubles get to an er to be evaluated immediately.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
My baby seem to forget breathing at night, is it normal?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Probably!: Most babies pause breathing for 15 to 20 seconds in the first few months of life. If the breathing resumes spontaneously and there is no change in color it s usually normal. Make sure you take him to his doctor for a ceck up.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 20, 2013
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