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Why would my mother's glaucoma dr tell me i may have problems controlling my glaucoma because my mother does?
Academic facility for 2nd glaucoma opinion. Dr said genetics not factor controlling glaucoma i won't be same as mother. 1st dr. Disagreed. Which right?
Glaucoma in family. My mother has had problems controlling eye pressure w/drops & laser. Is there anything that i can do to avoid same result?
Preventive Care: Highly recommend having a through examination with an ophthalmologist including stereo disc photos, pachymetry and oct of the optic nerves with ganglion cell layer analysis as a baseline. Your exams should be guided based on results with at least annual visis to the ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Russian Roulette!: Back in the "good-ol-days" there were no birth-control pills and it was quite hazardous to get pregnant. 25% of women died in child birth! Women died of infection because there were no antibiotics or ways to sterilize instruments. Women died from hemorrhage because there were no blood banks or medications to stop bleeding. They also died when the baby wouldn't fit and many other reasons. ...Read more
Limited: Due to the pregnancy, labs, 2 echo and holter would be first studies ordered. 30day event recorder may be needed if symptoms are intermittant. Really can't do stress testing or tilt table tests.She needs to stay hydrated , dont get up too quickly, eat regularly, get plenty of sleep, support socks. BP should be taken with pt lying then sitting then standing to see if BP drops severly or becomes symp. ...Read more
AAP & Flagyl: Metronidazole (Flagyl) is rated by the AAP as a drug whose effect on infants is unknown, but it may be of concern because older studies found its use in pregnancy to be associated with mutagenicity. Nevertheless, the amount transferred to the infant through breast milk is much lower than the therapeutic dosage for infants, and no adverse effects have been reported from exposure through breast milk ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask a Physical Thera: There are some machines or instruments the physical therapists use to lift and move patients. They or an orthopedic physician could guide you. Also you may learn how to use your body to put the pt. In bed without straining your muscles. Again you need to learn from physical therapists or orthopedic doctors or technicians. ...Read more
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