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Ace Wrap Banadage Raynauds
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
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
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
Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments.Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Make sure the extremity distal to the ace wrap is not swelling. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hips down to feet ache/hurt/swollen ankles. Wear mild compression socks to knees. Remove socks about 1-2 hrs symptoms start. Help!!
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer