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66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?
Conditioning: Before kayaking, shoulder and upper extremity strengthening would be helpful. Stretching and limbering up the shoulders and arms before you start is good. If you need to roll the kayak, do not let your arms go behind your head, keep hands and arms in front to prevent dislocations. ...Read more
Leg bruise due to hitting steering wheel. On plavix (clopidogrel) and apple size hemotoma. Rice procedure?
It should resolve: On its own with the passage of time. If skin tense and limb painful, must have it looked it. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on your body type to start with. If you have legs with fat, then you can get a slimming effect with stair climbing, however, you may get an appearance of getting larger first as the underlying muscles increase in size as the fat burns of slower. Stair climbing has tons of benefits either way and can increase your cardiac health. Climb on and the legs will sort themselves out. ...Read more
Leg bruise due to hitting steering wheel. On plavix (clopidogrel) and apple size hemotoma. Rice procedure....A stent is in upper thigh artery ?
Consider Ultrasound: If you hit the steering wheel in a high-speed crash, and the hematoma is deep in the leg, there could be a prob with artery or stent. Risk greater if stent placed in past week or two. If hematoma is shallow, right under skin, and it was not a high impact injury, this is prob Plavix effect. Scary, but not dangerous. Likely to resolve. Your doc may want to do US to be sure. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more
Life expectancy: Life expectancy is multifactorial and thus with the little information provided, it's impossible to really discuss survival. But if your grandmother has carotid artery blockages and is having mini-strokes, she may be at high risk for an actual stroke if the blockages are not addressed. Please see a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It's worth it: In my opinion. Wear good flotation gear and head protection. Life isn't about insulating yourself from all risk, but you can manage risks wisely. Do your own research on how many deaths there are yearly for the number of participants, find out what the people who died were doing, and try to be safe. I think you'll reach the same conclusion as i have. ...Read more