A 27-year-old member asked:
how can you control hypotension?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 20 years experience
Acute or chronic?: Acute, severe hypotension usually involves a critical illness, e.g. Overwhelming bacterial infection, massive heart attack, etc and requires treatment of underlying cause in icu, often IV fluids to support the circulation, and sometimes strong meds to constrict arteries and raise the pressure. Chronic low BP usually requires oral hydration, esp with electrolytes (e.g. Gatorade or coconut water).
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Cardiology 24 years experience
Depends on cause: I advise people with low blood pressure and symptoms to consume salty foods, because the higher sodium content can bring up the pressure. U should drink 2 liters/day. In rare instances, I use Fludrocortisone to increase bp. In really tough cases, I use midodrine. These are both prescription meds. I have seen people use theophylline for this, or you could try good old fashioned coffee.
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Cardiology 29 years experience
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Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends on cause: Cause of hypotension should be determined. Should be evaluated by your doctor.
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When will my baby be able to control her head movement?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
First several weeks: Infants can move there heads at birth and over the first 2 months this improves greatly.
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Should I call poison control if my baby came in contact with poison oak/ivy?
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Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Probably the best thing to do is to wash the area with lots of cool water. Then you can bathe your baby with soap and water to make sure there has been no spread of the resin. The sooner you remove the resin, the less likely there will be any subsequent rash. It is very rare for poison oak/ivy to cause a life-threatening reaction. More commonly rash may be noted a day after the exposure.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Can psoriasis be controlled with diet?
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Dermatology 71 years experience
Psoriasis diet: If you think some foods are aggravating your psoriasis, stop them for a few days and see.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
How must I teach my teen self-control?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Example: The best tool we have for teaching is modeling the behavior. If you have modeled it then your teen will see that. If you have modeled poor self control then he/she will model that as well. Understanding the teens point of view and offering other ways to react to situations. You may find that a counselor who does cognitive behavior therapy or dilaectical behavior therapy will also be very valuable.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What's the gate control theory for pain?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Duh!!!: You don't need to know because it will not help you care for yourself. Only if you are writing a research paper. For chronic pain begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release.
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