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Can bed rest cause pneumonia?

Can bed rest cause pneumonia?

Yes: If bed-ridden for a long time, secretions in the lung cannot be brushed out secondary to lack of enough diaphragm motility. Accumolated mucus could get infected and turn to pneumonia. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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Is bed rest good for leg pain?.Or walking

Is bed rest good for leg pain?.Or walking

Depends: Determining the treatment for leg pain depends heavily on the cause of the leg pain. If you are having leg pains, then it is advisable to see your physician to determine the cause of the pain and then to administer proper treatment to alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Depends. : There are a wide range of hospital mattresses. The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours ...Read more

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Aged 80.he has compression fracture at D12.AND lumbar spondylosis.now he is taking bed rest for past 15 days.how much time required complete recovery?

Aged 80.he has compression fracture at D12.AND lumbar spondylosis.now he is taking bed rest for past 15 days.how much time required complete recovery?

Compression fracture: Most compression fractures heal in 4-8 weeks. Time, medication, and bracing can all help. Miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) spray can help heal and help pain. If any neurologic signs, he should see pcp. Procedures like vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty can offer significant relief as well. ...Read more

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I've spent lots of time in bed while tapering off ativan (lorazepam) + lortab for 3 weeks. Getting up at least to shower/chores/etc then back to bed. Dvt risk?

I've spent lots of time in bed while tapering off ativan (lorazepam) + lortab for 3 weeks. Getting up at least to shower/chores/etc then back to bed. Dvt risk?

Being sedentary ....: Is a risk for dvt. Bedridden is bad, but people have gotten DVT just sitting for several hours on an airplane. More movement is better, both arms and legs, to lower the risk. Of course, if your condition prevents or greatly limits mobility, prophylactic treatment to prevent DVT may be appropriate. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will giving a kid caffiene at dinner prevent him from going to bed 4 hours later?

Will giving a kid caffiene at dinner prevent him from going to bed 4 hours later?

Do you really want 2: Sweets and caffeine are big time no no's for children. They can't store the energy, particularly how their brains work. 2 m &m's after dinner and my 3 year old won't/can't stop talking and running, plus when the sugar rush goes, they get irritable. Not worth it, trust me. ...Read more

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Steps to cure anxiety at bed time. Warm milk?

Steps to cure anxiety at bed time. Warm milk?

Maybe: If warm milk helps you, then go with it. Also try a relaxing activity like reading a book or meditation. ...Read more

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Stable sacral fracture: bed rest for how long?

Stable sacral fracture: bed rest for how long?

Sacral fracture: If truly stable then a sacral fracture can be treated with early weight-bearing as tolerated guided by pain. Certainly avoid any high-impact activity. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon to know for sure. ...Read more

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Not sleeping through night. Sleep about 4 hours, rest of night half awake. Resting heart rate 103. Thyroid?

Not sleeping through night. Sleep about 4 hours, rest of night half awake. Resting heart rate 103. Thyroid?

Possibly: There are many conditions that can elevate resting heart rate and interfere with sleep, from benign to concerning. Please see your primary care provider to get evaluated to identify cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Getting up after prolonged bed rest. Bp drops heart rate shoots up, and feel heavy,weak. Could it be heart failure, or multiple system atrophy?

Getting up after prolonged bed rest. Bp drops heart rate shoots up, and feel heavy,weak. Could it be heart failure, or multiple system atrophy?

Orthostatic BP: This sudden low BP and increased heart rate is what we call Orthostatic Hypotension. It's not uncommon after being in supine position (lying down) for prolonged periods of time. When you get out of bed, let your legs hang down by the bed for several minutes then slowly get out of bed. This should solve your problem. Also check if you are using any OTC medicines that can make your BP go down. ...Read more

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Chronic pericarditis. SLE. Sleep sitting up.Overnight trip w no recliner had to prop w pillows at much lower angle. Severe pain x12h. When better?

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Chronic pericarditis. SLE. Sleep sitting up.Overnight trip w no recliner had to prop w pillows at much lower angle. Severe pain x12h. When better?

Please see a doctor: what you described is worrisome, you might be used to, but unabated severe pain for 12 hours shouldn't be ignored, especially with your history, seek help now ...Read more

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Sleep disorders, sleep enough hours but not getting rest from sleep?

Sleep disorders, sleep enough hours but not getting rest from sleep?

Some problem: By definition if you are sleeping enough hours 7-8 and not feeling refreshed or tired there is a problem. It could very possibly be a sleep disorder but other things could be the problem as well. You need to have a detailed discussion with your doctor and possibly a work up for other causes and maybe a work up for a sleep disorder. ...Read more

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Rest every 4 to 6 hrs. For how much? Does rest mean sleep or just lay down?

Rest every 4 to 6 hrs.  For how much? Does rest mean sleep or just lay down?

Clarification: Hi, I don't think I understand what you mean, rest could mean not doing heavy activity, it could mean stay in bed, it depends on the situation, what situation do you have which needs rest, please clarify and ask again. ...Read more

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Psychological patients take meds for The rest of their life??or recover??

Depends: On the type of problem and if their acute precipitating factors. Also patient support system and response to non medication interventions ...Read more

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Swollen mouth with sores, fever, & body aches. Severe stomach pain requiring bed rest 3-5 days earlier. Can this be serious?

Swollen mouth with sores, fever, & body aches. Severe stomach pain requiring bed rest 3-5 days earlier. Can this be serious?

See your doctor.: Given the length and severity of your symptoms, you should see your doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Can prolonged bed rest cause body to shut down eventually?

Can prolonged bed rest cause body to shut down eventually?

No, but major things: Prolonged bed rest can result in atrophy of muscles and in contractures where joints can be moved only with difficulty. This can occur in people with strokes who are not moved and exercised. Bedsores can also occur. If that person is fed the whole body will not shut down, but prolonged bed rest requires much support to keep muscles, bones, skin and lungs working well. ...Read more

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Can placenta previa be corrected with bed rest?

Can placenta previa be corrected with bed rest?

Not really.: If the diagnosis of placenta previa is made before 20 weeks, some women experience resolution of the morbid placental implantation with time - bedrest is not correcting the problem. As the uterus and the fetus grow, they pull on the placenta and stretch the lower uterine segment to "move" the placenta out of the way and allow for vaginal delivery at term. ...Read more

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