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How much blood will I lose during foot amputation?

How much blood will I lose during foot amputation?

Not much: It should not be enough to require a transfusion unless you are anemic beforehand. Your surgeon will use a tourniquet during surgery if he is concerned about blood loss. Many times an amputation is required because there isn't enough blood to a limb, in which case blood loss should be minor. ...Read more

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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more


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How much weight will a person lose after a foot amputation?

How much weight will a person lose after a foot amputation?

May gain or lose : Some may gain weight while others may lose weight following and amputation. It depends on the individual. ...Read more

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During amputation of a hand, what do surgeons do to prevent from losing too much blood?

Tourniquets: Temporary compression or a tourniquet and careful surgical technique. The major blood vessels to the hand are small compared to the leg and can be surgically tied.(sutured). ...Read more

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I have avascular necrosis in both my talus' can't exercise much. How can I lose weight fast to help get pressure off my feet?

I have avascular necrosis in both my talus' can't exercise much. How can I lose weight fast to help get pressure off my feet?

Water therapy: It would probably have to involve exercises that don't put a lot of load on the feet. Exercises in the water would be idea, you can burn a lot of calories and become quite conditioned, but would not have as much stress on your feet. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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How much blood do you lose during a nosebleed?

How much blood do you lose during a nosebleed?

Depends: The answer depends on the severity. It ranges from minimal to life-threatening amounts. It is quite variable. ...Read more

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How much blood can you lose and survive?

How much blood can you lose and survive?

Depends: Really depends on your other conditions, general health, the acuity of the blood loss. For example, a person with bad heart disease can't tolerate too much blood loss. A healthy person, who loses blood slowly can survive at really low levels since the body learns to compensate over time. Alot of factors, difficult to give a precise answer. ...Read more

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How much weight can you put on a leg after major knee surgery?

How much weight can you put on a leg after major knee surgery?

It depends.: This depends how long after the surgery this is being done, and how well you've healed. Usually after knee surgery the knee is flexed and extended to get back range of motion. Then if ambulation is attempted, it is first done with crutches, so weight is gradually introduced. So it would be best to put little weight on it to start, then more until no crutches are needed, then try slowly to walk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lose a lot of weight and how much weight will i lose it 2 weeks eating only 800 calories a day?

Can you tell me how to lose a lot of weight and how much weight will i lose it 2 weeks eating only 800 calories a day?

Varies.: 3500 calories is 1 lbs. Your metabolism and the exercise you do daily will add up the calories the body will burn daily. If during exercise you burn 300 calories which is walking 3 miles. And your body burns 1400 calories in metabolism daily. You will have 1700 calories burned daily. 800-1700 = 900 calories burned daily = 4 days to lose 1 pound. which is 4 lbs in 16 days or about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I don't want to lose weight but I don't want to gain anymore.I can't cut down on sugar completely.How Much sugar is necessary for my body everyday?

I don't want to lose weight but I don't want to gain anymore.I can't cut down on sugar completely.How Much sugar is necessary for my body everyday?

Low carb: diet w/higher protein helps shift the body into ketosis. That is the state wherein the body uses fat for fuel rather than sugar. Please only do this w/doctor supervision. Plant based diet is a good supplement to this. Peace and good health. Carbs turn into sugar. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a toe amputation when limited blood circulation?

Depends: If there is limited circulation then it may take a long time to heal. Has there been any vascular studies performed to determine where the blockage is occurring? If this blockage can be removed then it can help with the healing process. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lose a lot of weight and how much weight will I lose it 2 weeks eating only 800 calories a day?

Can you tell me how I could lose a lot of weight and how much weight will I lose it 2 weeks eating only 800 calories a day?

3500 calories is 1lb: Pounds are lost by losing 3500 calories. So in a day if you eat 800 calories and your body burns 1800 calories through exercise and basal metabolism, you lose 1000 calories a day. Takes 3.5 days to lose 1 pound. So it depends on the calories your body burns. Varies by metabolism and exercise. You would lose 4lbs in 2 weeks. This does not include water weight loss. ...Read more

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Male 22. Will 30mins excercise a day increase my heart efficiency much compared to not doing it? How much better will it make it?

Male 22. Will 30mins excercise a day increase my heart efficiency much compared to not doing it? How much better will it make it?

Yes: There's no substitute for fitness. No matter how healthy you are, exercise will give you more energy, feel better, and is good for weight, cholesterol, and overall risk. 30 minutes a day is a good goal. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how bad will it change my blood sugar level if i was 2 hours longer in the fasting procedure?

Can you guys tell me how bad will it change my blood sugar level if i was 2 hours longer in the fasting procedure?

Since I don't: Understand your question it's hard to answer. If you were fasting and had fasted two hours longer, it probably wouldn't have made a significant difference in your blood sugar -- provided you're talking about a fast of over 6 or more hours. Your body has mechanisms to keep your sugar normal unless you have diabetes or other significant problem. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will dry socket take to set in if i lose my blood clot?

Can someone tell me how long will dry socket take to set in if i lose my blood clot?

About 3 days: Dry socket usually becomes symptomatic approximately 3 days post-extraction. Chances of a dry socket are based on habits (smoking), the management of the surgical site, and which tooth was removed (dry socket is incredibly rare on extraction of upper teeth, most common for lower molars). See your dentist immediately if you suspect a dry socket so that a sedative dressing can be applied. ...Read more

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How long will it take to reverse pre-diabetic state if I reduce carb load? Also how can I still do cardio if I cut carbs?

How long will it take to reverse pre-diabetic state if I reduce carb load?  Also how can I still do cardio if I cut carbs?

No one answer: Hi. There is no guarantee you can reverse the prediabetic state at all, let alone predict how long it will take. That varies from person to person, as you might expect. And yes, you can still do cardio if you cut carbs. Healthy lifestyle is key if you're going to try to prevent diabetes with out drugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 42 Can you tell me how beneficial walking is when trying to lose weight? I walk approximately 12 miles a week. How soon can I expect results?

Hi, I'm 42 Can you tell me how beneficial walking is when trying to lose weight? 
I walk approximately 12 miles a week. How soon can I expect results?

Walking is GREAT !: You burn about 100 calories per mile and it takes 3,500 calories to lose a pound. Results will depend on how many calories you burn versus how many you eat. ...Read more

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How long does someones blood sugar need to be high to start losing weight?

How long does someones blood sugar need to be high to start losing weight?

If it is about 180: Or so you will begin to lose glucose in your urine, but that's a very poor and dangerous way to lose weight. You could get your sugar normal and still lose weight by diet, exercise and medication. See your doctor. ...Read more