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Why you need compression after lipo?

Why you need compression after lipo?

It reduces swelling: Compression after surgery controls swelling. After surgery the body adds fluid to the area of liposuction. Compression helps to limit this influx of fluid. There is no universal agreement on the length of time that compression is needed. There are some surgeons that use it for a short time and some use it for a long time. Good results are obtained by both groups. ...Read more

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Chest compressions and stents?

Chest compressions and stents?

Yes: Yes, but only if necessary for resuscitation after cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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How to treat back compression pain?

How to treat back compression pain?

Needs evaluation.: Ideally, one should begin with a careful history and physical exam. If spinal compression is suspected, one should ideally undergo imaging of the spine with an MRI which involves no x-ray exposure but excellent imaging of the spine, including the bony structures, the discs and the nerves. The treatment is then based upon the identified problem. ...Read more

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What does "5 cycles of chest compressions" mean?

What does "5 cycles of chest compressions" mean?

CPR: This refers to cpr. When performing CPR on an adult, one "cycle" is 30 chest compressions followed by 2 rescue breaths. After this 1st cycle, the 2nd cycle starts, also with 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths. In very specific circumstances (witnessed arrest, lay rescuer), CPR can be done without the rescue breaths i.e."hands only" cpr. Learn CPR through the american heart association! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have chronic cord compression?

What does it mean to have chronic cord compression?

A "squeezed" cord: The spinal cord has less space available then normal due to compression by something (such as a disc herniation, arthritis, tumors, infections, etc.). The word "chronic" implies that this has been going on for a long time and is not a recent problem. Cord compression can be a serious problem with potential paralysis. You should be evaluated by a spinal specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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Can you wear pantyhose instead of compressions stockings?

Not if want results: If your physician has prescribed compression stockings for you for a particular condition, then you require a certain level of pressure, measured in mmhg, to meet that goal. Unfortunately, regular pantyhose, and even over the counter "support" stockings do not meet these levels of compression, and will not provide the necessary effect. ...Read more

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Are a mammogram and mammogram compression the same thing?

Are a mammogram and mammogram compression the same thing?

No: A "compression view" is a mammogram that is done, well... With extra squishing. This is done to see if an abnormality goes away when the breast is squished harder between the mammogram plates. If so, it means the abnormality was a fold of skin or overlapping tissue, not a cancer. ...Read more

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