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"Bones" and "Pones": Axial loading stimulates the bone forming cells to be active and add calcium to the framework of bone. Thus stronger mones. Lay around and the minerals leave the bones. Stay active, exercise and strengthen your muscles, especially your "core", and you will have better balance, gait and tone to prevent you from falling. This is more important the older we get. If >50---get with it! ...Read more
Did you know that colon cancer can be prevented? Proper colon cancer screening can detect colon cancer early when it's most curable. Everyone over the age of 50, and those with a strong family history are at elevated risk for colon cancer. Talk with your doctor about screening tests like colonoscopy, and lifestyle changes to ...Read more
My feet are curved and i think its caused me to fall before, what can i buy to prevent falls so that dont happen? and why would i have feet like that?
Not a foot fall.: Sorry Pearl but curved feet in and among themselves are not likely the cause of your falling. There are other, more probable reasons that are more than likely involved. To isolate the contributing causes a thorough physical exam is necessary. ...Read more
If buying a motion sensor, should we select? One with recordable message, alarm or silent pager to caregiver? Want to prevent falls if 92 yo arises.
Difficult choice ...: If you want to prevent falls (and who doesn't?), you need someone there immediately as soon as your 92yo starts stirring. In middle of night, by time someone elsewhere in house wakes up to silent pager, it may be too late. I certainly don't think a recordable message (?) will be enough, regardless if for 92yo or for caregiver. An alarm might actually frighten 92yo regardless if demented or not. ...Read more
I've had two hip implants, i still wobble a little and sometimes I've fallen, is there any kind of shoes i can buy to prevent falls in that situation?
Exercise more import: Feeling unsteady after hip surgery is most likely due to muscle weakness about the hip. Pt is important to strengthen the muscles. More uncommonly the prosthesis could be loose. I would recommend getting x-rays and starting exercises around your hips. In the short term, a cane or walker would steady you and low heeled shoes with velcro straps would help support your feet. You should be eval. ...Read more
What are the names/title of the HCP who decides policy development in hospital? Ex: preventing patient falls by increasing staff on unit.
Different titles: Different hospitals and health care organizations use different specialists (ie nurses, internists, surgeons, etc.,) and different titles for this position. At our hospital it is a surgeon, and his title is Director for Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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This is not easy..: You need someone to look at your hair after a history and physical. Get an appointment with a dermatologist. Best advice i can give, not being able to do the other things! ...Read more
Possibly: Nothing protects against fractures better than avoiding the falls in the first place but hip pads can be helpful for someone who chronically falls. Using a walker, removing throw rugs, lighting poorly lit areas, balance training, and muscle strengthening with weight bearing exercise and proper nutrition are all parts of the prevention program. ...Read more
When a person falls asleep, the body is paralyzed to prevent a person from acting out his or her dreams. What's that called?
Left foot falls asleep / goes numb about 2.5 miles into runs. Have loosened shoe laces, still happens. Lasts for two miles. How to prevent?
Need more info: You need to be more descriptive. Is the whole foot there goes numb or just a portion and what portion. Local nerve entrapment a can occur. They can be brought on by your running pattern, by the shoes you wear, your overall foot structure and most likely a combination of all. Give more information, that's why someone hasn't answered this question earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed telogen effluvium after stopping birth control/spironolactone almost 1 year ago. Regrowth always falls out. Could using tretinoin be preventing recovery?
See a: Dermatologist to find out why they are falling out. ...Read more
While there is no perfect test or screening measure to prevent prostate cancer, you can lower your risk by having a good diet, maintaining a health weight and exercising most days of the week. The PSA blood test can be used in certain situations for high risk groups, but pros and cons of the test should be discussed ...Read more
Falls Or Injury (Definition)
Many people with medical problems are at risk for falling or tripping. This can leave you with broken bones or more serious injuries. You can do many things to make your home safer for you. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help keep your home safe for you. ...Read more