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Is There A Good Diet To Help My Child Recover From Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Diet for BPD: While diet alone has not been shown to improve bpd symptoms, a healthy diet is important for growth and lung development, including on that includes leafy green vegetables high in anti-oxidants that can help reduce some of the oxidative damage involved in bpd. Low vitamin a and e levels have also been implicated in bpd, most pediatricians recommend a multivitamin such as poly- vi-sol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
My mom is getting age-related cataract. What can I/she do in daily life to help her recover from this without a surgery?TY
New glasses?: First of all make sure her glasses are up to date. As long as she's able to do her activities if daily living she should be ok without cataract surgery. Eventually however they may get to the point where it's her only option. When she can't do what she likes to do anymore because if the cataracts , that's when it's time for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is Epidermolysis bullosa? How to cure it for a newborn? I read a new from Vietnam& see a new born hurting from it. Please help and suggest ?
EB: This is a group of genetically determined disorders of the skin. The type that presents at birth is transmitted by two unaffected parents that carry the gene. Those affected are treated with supportive care, but there is no cure.Most die of complications in the first year.Other forms onset later, are less aggressive & have differing genetic patterns. ...Read more
How can I eat better for hematopoiesis? I suffer from anemia. Is there a diet that could help improve overall hematopoiesis?
Is it safe for me to give my frozen expressed breastmilk to a newborn of a friend who can't produce? I'm healthy with no disease or bad habits.
Possibly: there are quite a number of safety measures that human milk banks go through to make sure their donors are healthy enough to donate frozen expressed breast milk. I would advise you to contact your local children's hospital or a human milk bank and find out what screening they do before you attempt to donate milk. The handling of the milk is also crucial in preventing spoilage. Be safe first ! ...Read more
Too vague: Congenital heart defect is an incredibly broad term, encompassing critical life-threatening & debilitating conditions as well as transient defects with no real clinical effect. The more severe defects may be irreparable or may require multiple surgeries & procedures with significant symptoms & activity restrictions. Conversely, mild defects may resolve or may not need any special consideration. ...Read more
My health is deteriorating and I've been referred to a neurologist. Is there a proactive way to prepare for the appointment?
Useful hints: It helps when a patient provides a record of prior testing outcomes, and treatments, plus a list of previous docters. Sometimes, a brief written chronology creates better understanding. These steps enhance efficiency. ...Read more
A friends baby has septo-optic dysplasia and someone told her to try pomegranate juice. Is that a good remedy?
Tastes good: This may be tasty to drink but will have no effect on septo-optic dysplasia. ...Read more
In psychology, how can I teach a little girl ( which lies always) to understand the value of his body and stay safe from a young age?To prevent from...
Role model: You can assist this young lady by being a good role model. Model healthy behavior in your own relationships with females. Find ways to introduce her to older females who demonstrate healthy boundaries, relationships, and self-worth. You can talk all you want, but unless she can actually see positive female role models, you may be facing an uphill battle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any remedy for post orgasm illness syndrome (pois). I suffer from it and hope to live a normal life. Thanks a lot?
Yes: The most thorough discussion of this i found is on wikipedia- see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/postorgasmic_illness_syndrome this article describes several different causes and several treatments that have been found effective. It may be difficult to find a dr. With much knowledge or experience re: this though i would try a urologist ;/or endocrinologist. Homeopathy ; acupuncture might also help. ...Read more
Its now 10 years my father live with asthma is there a way to be health and what a drug is good what must he do?
I was 33 when my : Father died at 63 of a gbm. I searched for why bad things happened to good people, and then begin to remember, as I do today, my father's wonderful deeds, traits and personality. Losing his abilities before his life was lost, would have been unbearable for him. Knowing we were there for him, during and until the end left us with great solace. I'm proud to be his son, . ...Read more
What should a good diet and eating schedule of person suffering fron hypothyroidism ? How much necessary is physical exercise for him
Appropriate med RX: The most important thing for you right now is to make sure your thyroid issue is adequately treated. Once this is handled there should be no limitations to your normal exercise routine. Start with a well balanced routine of gradually increasing aerobic activity on an every other day basis to allow time for recovery. Incorporate light weights 2 days/week and include gentle stretching daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep reading about kids with DIPG , a pediatric brain cancer that has no survivors. What are the symptoms and is there a way to prevent it ?
How do you help a teenager cope with the diagnosis of a cancer that is rare in young people and according to statistics, doesn't have a favorable end?
Be honest: but never take away hope with statistics. Everyone is different and the prognosis depends on many factors other than statistics. Minimize social isolation, to the degree possible keep your teen involved in school and social activities. Encourage him or her to talk with friends about the diagnosis and treatment and then talk about teen things. Be yourself, do not express pity.Involve your teen with others via cancer support groups. Make sure that day to day you carry on life as usual. Do not hesitate to expect chores to be completed, homework to be done, behavioral standards to be met. Allow your teen to talk about the situation and just listen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
@ 14 lifting weights: or using machines is fine but not by the coaches, they tend 2 push kids 2 hard. Their growth plates R wide open & easy 2 injure. Best is a REPUTABLE health club & using a program set 2 fit his/ her needs & abilities. This should B under the supervision of an AT-C. Also it is better 2 do more reps with lower weights. Any soreness @ tendon insertion means stop! Swimming is also great. ...Read more
What are the long term health implications of a 20 year old who has to get a moderate atypia birthmark excised? Aren't I a bit young to have this? Thx
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a form of chronic lung disease that affects newborns (mostly premature) and infants. It results from damage to the lungs caused by mechanical ventilation and long-term use of oxygen for more than 28 days. Most infants recover from BPD, but some may ...Read more