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Yes!: You have to do some homework about your destination, be sure they have accommodations for you but it can be done. Contact disabled travelers. Com. It can connect you to travel agencies that specialize in travelers like yourself. Happy travels! ...Read more
Healthtap prime: Healthtapprime is certainly a good way to reach a doctor from home. There are also lots of government agencies that can help you obtain any food, medications, and support you might need. ...Read more
Ask primary care doc: If you are home bound due to a disability, you may quality to get some home nursing care, physical therapy, or occupational therapy. It all depends on your situation, and, of course, on your insurance! your primary care provider may be able to make a referral. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Trunk Strengthening: Good to hear that you r staying active despite being in a wheelchair. My recommendations would be pilates type core abdominal & back exercises. Oblique crunches and oblique twists with core muscles engaged work well. U can also incorporate small weights for added resistance training. ...Read more
Dialysis: Dialysis should always discussed with the nephrologist in charge of your uncle's kidney condition. The risks and benefits of hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis versus no dialysis should be weighed thoroughly. His primary care physician may as well be involved in this discussion as goals of care are to be discussed. While dialysis may prolong life, it significantly reduces quality of life. ...Read more
Could two wounds combine into one healed patch of skin if you keep these two wounds bound together?
Not sure what: You are asking. Can't quite picture this. Perhaps re-post with more specifics. ...Read more
What are things I can do to lose weight and keep it off as I am wheelchair bound and can not stand up at all?
Arm bike or water: Aquatic exercise program. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and repeat daily. Add few minutes once a week. Work up to 45-60 mins. Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more
Had a baby 5days ago. I'm going nuts being home bound. How long am I and my baby suppose to be home and not get out?
Baby for 2 months: That varies a great deal depending on the culture and wisdom of the mother. For medical reasons, you do not need to be home bound at all. You should get out of the house as soon as you feel up to it. On the other hand, your newborn infant is very vulnerable. It is wise to limit having your baby out and about, or exposed to others until the baby is at least 2 months old, infections are dangerous. ...Read more
I'm dangerous mental drowned in debilitating pain (s)left not treated and suffer neglect but near bed bound. Budget cuts I now have no mental manager-bad move! I gots no help, help my kid please?
ER: This sounds like an emergency situation. I would get to the local emergency room as soon as possible. If you are not capable of driving yourself, dial 911. To this immediately, do not wait! ...Read more
Possibly: Intensity of the pulses are graded on a scale of 0 to 4 +:0 indicating no palpable pulse; 1 + indicating a faint, but detectable pulse; 2 + suggesting a slightly more diminished pulse than normal; 3 + is a normal pulse; and 4 + indicating a bounding pulse. A bounding pulse may indicate excitement, palpitations, or heart irregularities. Get checked if you have bounding pulses. ...Read more
Small or deformed?: If her feet are just proportionally small, that shouldn't cause her pain or trouble, and there's nothing really to be done. But if she had full foot binding with broken or deformed bones, and her feet are now mis-shapen or painful, she should see a podiatrist or orthopedic foot surgeon who has experience with bound feet to see what options might be specifically for her feet. ...Read more
Damage already done: This is like asking whether an anti-missile missile would prevent damage to the target after the incoming missile has already hit it. ...Read more
Health Tap: Judith. It is time for you to find another kind of problem to ask us about. It is becoming obvious that you do not care that you keep taking our free and gracious answers and completely ignoring them. It is rude to keep asking us to give you more and more and more. You are not listening to the advice that you are getting. So, why do you keep returning here with the same questions? ...Read more
The next day: You could go back to a desk job the day after the procedure. ...Read more
How long does co stay bound to hemogloben - minutes, hours, or days after leaving co contaminated room.?
Half gone after 4 hr: Carbon monoxide (co) stays tightly bound to hemoglobin, forming carboxyhemoglobin. Because the co doesn't easily come off, the hemoglobin is not freed to pick up oxygen. Studies show carboxyhemoglobin's half-life to be about 4 hours (3-5 hr) in regular air, about 1 hour (30-90 minutes) when breathing 100% oxygen for treatment of co poisoning, and about 15-23 minutes in hyperbaric oxygen (2.5 atm). ...Read more
If I have an inflamed gallbladder could they take it out? On so many meds and have back problems to I'm basically house bound.
My LDL cholesterol was 5.2 mmol/L (upper bound was 5.2 mmol/L as well). Yet I actually have a very low body fat. Should I worry about this at all?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your LDL is higher than desired, but if your HDL is also high that may protect you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Many can cause this: A bounding pulse is a strong and forceful heart rate. A bounding pulse can occur in a few conditions such as hypertension, anemia, anxiety, abnormal heart rhythm, heavy exercise, fever, aortic regurgitation, overactive thyroid, pregnancy, heart failure and chronic kidney disease. ...Read more
To self sufficiency: Most wheel chair bound paraplegics crave independence, many quads do as well, but this is harder to acheive. Thus help subject to become independent. Hopefull subject can learn to perform self intermittent catheterization, via urethra or cutaneous catheterizable stoma from wheel chair. To transfer to toilet or commode for bms & by digital stimulation, suppositories, or enemas. Accompany to rehab visits. ...Read more
Yes: Unna boots can cause a slight decrease in circulation due to their constricting nature when placed. When patients are bedridden and wheelchair bound, they may have a decrease in circulation which may be additive to the unna boot constriction and cause ischemia to the lower extremity. ...Read more
Depends on # things: Your age, diseases that you have, medicines on, weight/height (body mass index or bmi) all would be needed to know to come to some answer. Most important is if there is a change in your ability to bound up the stairs; is this an acitivity you do regularly, are you in good condition generally from regular excercising? Get yourself a good check-up, discuss everything, the good doc will answer. ...Read more
I feeling something unusual jus below my left chest which come and goes and mostly its off and I also have bounding pulse all over the body?
Palpitations?: It sounds as though you might be experiencing palpitations. It's very common in young adults. It might be due to skipped or extra heart beats, or it might not be related to your heart at all. Sometimes palpitations can be exacerbated by anxiety, caffeine, or thyroid problems. You might want to check with a physician, especially if you have chest pain, breathing trouble, or fainting. ...Read more
I used to clean shave around my pubic area couple of years back. Now I don't have much hair around there. Was this bound to happen and normal?
Yes: Sometimes shaving that hair results in permanent reduction of it. ...Read more
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