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How tight is an ACE knee wrap to be?

How tight is an ACE knee wrap to be?

Just Right: Some degree of compression aids in the treatment of swelling. Excessive tightness of a wrap at the knee may lead to calf/foot/ankle swelling--all to be avoided. In the extreme, the compression could harm nerves (peroneal is most susceptible) or even contribute to development of a deep vein clot. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Does wrapping an ACE bandage or Saran wrap around your waist really work?

Does wrapping an ACE bandage or Saran wrap around your waist really work?

Not Really....: Wrapping yourself in saran wrap isn't the best ideal to lose weight. The occlusion of the skin increases temperature, causes more sweating and forces you to lose water weight. The problem is you have to replace the fluids from the sweating, so it has a 0 net effect. You are better off at the gym exercising at your elevated zone for 30+ minutes and watching your diet. ...Read more

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Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments.Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold

Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments.Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold

Block constriction: Calcium channel blockers, especially Nifedipine treat raynauds by helping to block constriction of the small vessels of the hands and feet thereby improving the blood flow to those areas. ...Read more

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How effective is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for treating tennis elbow?

How effective is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for treating tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow: tennis elbow is caused by degeneration of a tendon at its insertion at the outside of your elbow. It is not easy to treat. The first line is rest ice anti-inflammatory medications. Stretching can help. Physical therapy may use a scraping of the tissue thru the skin to stimulate healing. Shots of steroid are usually only tempory relief. Sometimes surgery is the last choice. ...Read more

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Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Both ok: You want to make sure that it is secure and comfortable for you and the baby. Babies like being held close to mom. ...Read more

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Does taping your ankle sprain with sports tape from the sports store help you more than an ACE wrap does? Taping seems stronger and tighter than ace.

Does taping your ankle sprain with sports tape from the sports store help you more than an ACE wrap does? Taping seems stronger and tighter than ace.

No: Taping is not for recent injuries. It is for old injuries to help prevent re-injury. Taping is too tight and dangerous in the early post-injury stages. Ace wraps are elastic and can accommodate some swelling. Right after injury you are trying to reduce swelling, not cut off blood flow. Use and ace wrap until the swelling is resolved, then start taping for return to sports. ...Read more

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Does using an ACE bandage cut off circulation to your foot?

Does using an ACE bandage cut off circulation to your foot?

Yes: Make sure the extremity distal to the ace wrap is not swelling. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about loop diuretics, analgesices, atb, arbs, ccbs, ACE inhibitors etc?

Can you tell me about loop diuretics, analgesices, atb, arbs, ccbs, ACE inhibitors etc?

Not in 400 letters!: This is too big of a question and cannot be answered in such a short format. You could ask something more specific so that we can help you. ...Read more

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Pitted edema both legs, no DVT should I wear support stockings all times, & are calf only supp. Compression sleeves as good as toe to upper calf sock?

Pitted edema both legs, no DVT  should I wear support stockings all times, & are calf only supp. Compression sleeves as good as toe to upper calf sock?

Calf high works well: The calf muscles act as the main leg circulation pumps so calf compression stockings may work nearly as well as thigh high supports. The other consideration is what strength: consider 30-40 mmhg compression stockings, but recent studies show 20-30 mmhg may work nearly as well, and are easier to put on and take off. Since results vary, consider experimenting with different stocking types. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear below knee 20-30mmHg compression socks while sleeping?

Is it safe to wear below knee 20-30mmHg compression socks while sleeping?

Yes.: Yes, as long as they are not cutting off blood supply. You would know that by pain and discoloration of the toes or area above the stocking. ...Read more

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Is the ALS ice bucket challenge safe?

Is the ALS ice bucket challenge safe?

Probably yes: If you have no history of a heart condition, it should be safe. There are better ways of supporting ALS though- such as volunteering or donating to the ALS Association. ...Read more

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Hips down to feet ache/hurt/swollen ankles. Wear mild compression socks to knees. Remove socks about 1-2 hrs symptoms start. Help!! ?

Hips down to feet ache/hurt/swollen ankles. Wear mild compression socks to knees. Remove socks about 1-2 hrs symptoms start. Help!!
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Maybe: Blood clots are possible and could just be swollen and painful. Best advice is get examined please at the emergency room for an ultrasound. Good luck ...Read more

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What is better for hypertension: arbs or ACE inhibitors?

What is better for hypertension: arbs or ACE inhibitors?

No Difference: Ace and arb both are used to treat hypertension by similar mechanisms. They decrease blood flow to part of the kidney that causes an overall decrease in total blood pressure. The only difference is that with an ace you can develop a persistent dry cough. Once this occurs, you have an allergy to the ace. The arb treats the BP without the cough. ...Read more

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Are 20-30 mm/Hg compression socks safe for traveling? Or is a lower compression socks recommended?

Are 20-30 mm/Hg compression socks safe for traveling? Or is a lower compression socks recommended?

If you can get them : As long as you can get them on. If you are using for traveling for comfort and preventing swelling that should be fine if too tight go down a little in the pressure. I see you are 31 just so you know they have some non old people ones. They are running compression socks just FYI. ...Read more

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Will wrapping rash with Saran wrap heal rash?

Will wrapping rash with Saran wrap heal rash?

Maybe: Wrapping a rash could help or make it worse. If you are putting a cream on a rash, then wrapping it in plastic wrap can help drive the cream into the skin. Other rashes can become worse with increase of moisture and heat from the wrapping. ...Read more

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Explain ACE inhibitor use as a anti hypertensive?

Relaxes vasc muscle: Angiotensin i is a hormone that is converted to angiotensin ii with the help of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ace). Angiotensin ii is a very powerful constrictor of vascular muscle and in doing so increases the pressure inside the vessels (the blood pressure). If you inhibit (or neutralize) the ace then you don't produce as much angiotensin ii and the BP does not increase. ...Read more

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Can i use elastic bandage instead of compression socks for diabetic nerve irritation?

Can i use elastic bandage instead of compression socks for diabetic nerve irritation?

Careful: those bandages can be very irritating and I have seen them lead to constrictive problems because they do not remain in place very well. I would caution you to be very careful when using those type of bandages with diabetic neuropathy ...Read more

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Is it ok to plastic wrap a rash (eg PUPPP) after applying flaxseed oil, eg legs, arms?

Is it ok to plastic wrap a rash (eg PUPPP) after applying flaxseed oil, eg legs, arms?

Probably ok: I am not sure it will be affective. PUPPP aka pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy is the most common dermatosis of pregnancy. Incidence 1/160 to 1/300 pregnancies. Presents as erythematous (red) papules within abdominal striae sparring umbilicus. Itchy. Treatment goal is relief to symptoms. Low mid potency topical corticosteroids and or nonsedating antihistamines. Baby ok. ...Read more

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Gynecomastia compression vest shirt, is this effective?

Gynecomastia compression vest shirt, is this effective?

Cosmetic effect: This will not solve the problem in the long run.It will reduce the obvious nature of the process while it is being worn.For long term improvement, have an evaluation done to eliminate any ongoing medical problems. Once completed, consult a cosmetic surgeon for a surgical solution. ...Read more

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What is hibernating myocardium? On coreg, (carvedilol) can't take ACE inhibitors (allergic), heart is paced if goes below 55bpm.

What is hibernating myocardium? On coreg, (carvedilol) can't take ACE inhibitors (allergic), heart is paced if goes below 55bpm.

Use and ARB: Patients who need the renin-angiotensin blocade & who can't take an ace should take an arb which is chemically different. Hibernating myocardium is heart muscle that is viable (alive) but not functioning (non-contractile) because it has compromised circuation. Revascularization can restore function and increase the ejection fraction. Thallium scans are the test of choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

A condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and ...Read more