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Doctor insights on: Air Mattress For Obese People

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Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Is it safe for my child to sleep on a vinyl air mattress?

Yes: And depends how old. If it is a baby it is best to keep him in a play yard or crib, if it is a child who is used to a bed it should be fine as long as it does not deflate. Always put a cotton sheet on it, so you child won´t get to hot. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Pain in left trap recently relieved. Pain due to sleeping on air mattress. But a nerve is irritated below my left tri. Any suggestions for cause?

Pain in left trap recently relieved. Pain due to sleeping on air mattress. But a nerve is irritated below my left tri. Any suggestions for cause?

Disc: Pain at the triceps from the neck is usually cervical radiculopathy likely due to a disc protrusion that may be irritating the nerve. As long as you don't have progressive arm pain, numbness, weakness, try various neck therapies (pt, chiro, ice, nsaids), good pillow for the neck, good posture, alternate neck positions (limit computer/laptop) use. If not better after a few weeks get an mri. ...Read more

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Why does a new air mattress only cure my dust mite problems for a few days?

Why does a new air mattress only cure my dust mite problems for a few days?

They are everywhere: Dust mites are not just in your mattress. They are in your clothes, your carpet, your curtains, and all your upholstered furniture. Most allergists are able to help you figure out how to reduce (not eliminate) exposure to dust mites. ...Read more

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I lost my balance standing on an air mattress and when i fell my my right arm went behind my head and now i cant hardly lift it and i have pain in my?

I lost my balance standing on an air mattress and when i fell my my right arm went behind my head and now i cant hardly lift it and i have pain in my?

Injury to Arm: You have either bruised your arm muscles or may have broken one of the bones in the arm. The only way to know what to do is either go see a physician or let us know how your arm looks on the surface? color? ?swelling? Can your move(bend and roll your wrist? What pain medication are you taking? If you send these details, we can offer you further guidance. ...Read more

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Why is it if I sleep on a couch or air mattress I get pain in my hips? In a bed, no pain? Even napping on the couch after an hour I get the pain? Tx

Why is it if I sleep on a couch or air mattress I get pain in my hips?  In a bed, no pain?  Even napping on the couch after an hour I get the pain? Tx

Hip pain : When you sleep on a couch or an air mattress they don't give enough support for your body, so parts of your body sags in the mattress, it is best if you avoid that since you're getting the pain every time, why suffer? The problem is in the mattress & not in you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Exercise: It appears that all of your cardiac tests are normal, and that is very good. I do not see that you listed any lung evaluations, such as pulmonary function tests. This is a suggestion if you continue to have air hunger, as PFT can diagnose asthma or other lung conditions. This may be a matter of being out of shape because of your being overweight. See your doctor for an individualized exercise RX ...Read more

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What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

Many options: Nutrition and dietary information can be made more readily available. School systems can improve the education of the students so they understand diet and nutrition. Pressure is being put of some companies to limit fat and salt in their products. In a few places there are limitations of the size of portions. It really is a measure of education and understanding. ...Read more