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My mother with alzheimer's keeps having temper tantrums over staff care?

My mother with alzheimer's keeps having temper tantrums over staff care?

Behavior is common: Many people with dementia are confused and have trouble understanding what people say to them so this can lead to agitation or aggression with personal cares. There are behavioral interventions that can often lesson this but if there is significant aggression, medications may be needed. A geriatric psychiatrist can help you, if one is available. ...Read more

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If grandfather rh- grandmother rh+ ; mother + father both rh+; what is the chance of grandchildren being rh-?

If grandfather rh- grandmother rh+ ; mother + father both rh+; what is the chance of grandchildren being rh-?

Can't answer: This isn't the best venue for homework help, and since you have not told about the other set of grandparents, and since we have no way of knowing whether the rh-positive grandparent is homozygous or heterozygous, the question isn't answerable. ...Read more

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How common is heart disease in women in their early forties? mom dad brother and sister no heart disease. on BP med pressure good.

How common is heart disease in women in their early forties? mom dad brother and sister no heart disease.  on BP med pressure good.

Uncommon.: The annual incidence of coronary artery disease before age 65 in women is about 0.5 % per year (most of that risk is actually in the years just before 65) Annual incidence of any cardiovascular disease is about 1%. That number is double for men. ...Read more

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My grandfather is suffering from diabetes.His glucose level is increasing with age.How can he reduce his glucose level?

My grandfather is suffering from diabetes.His glucose level is increasing with age.How can he reduce his glucose level?

Education of Dz: I agree with dr. Krauser. Education on the do's and dont's of daibertes is improtant, as well as knowing the signs and symptoms of high and/or low sugars. Diet, exercise and the improtance of making regularly scheduled visits with your dr. Are of great improtance in helping you control diabetes. ...Read more

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New mom. 3 wk old baby. Mom with shingles outbreak. What are recs for mom and baby ?

New mom. 3 wk old baby. Mom with shingles outbreak. What are recs for mom and baby ?

Treat/Prevent: If a mom develops varicella infection before or shortly after delivery the baby is at risk to develop varicella and possible complications. The baby may look well at birth only to later develop vesicles 3-10 days after exposure. Vzig is given for exposure and premature infants are at particularly high risk for complications. An anti-viral agent is recommended if the baby has varicella. ...Read more

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My aunt has diabetes type will it increase her risk of heart complications?

My aunt has diabetes type will it increase her risk of heart complications?

Yes: Diabetes does increase risk of heart complications. In fact, we consider diabetics to have similar risk to someone who has already had a heart attack. For this reason, we aggressively treat associated high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and frequently recommend that diabetics take a daily aspirin. Further, it is important that diabetics try to stop smoking, exercise, etc. To moderate risk. ...Read more

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How is syncope diagnosed in expectant mothers?

How is syncope diagnosed in expectant mothers?

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

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My mother is pulmonery hypertenstion pateint?

My mother is pulmonery hypertenstion pateint?

Right heart failure: Pulmonary hypertension is a rare disorder in which the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs become narrowed, causing blood pressure to increase in these vessels. The heart must work harder to pump blood against this increased pressure. The strain placed on the right ventricle of heart gradually results in enlargement of the chamber and weakening of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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My mom recently died from atherosclerotoc cardiovascular disease. Is that hereditary?

My mom recently died from atherosclerotoc cardiovascular disease.  Is that hereditary?

Yes it can be: Yes it can be hereditary and this is not considered in framingham risk score. I would recommend a coronary calcium screening in women over 50years and men over 40years with at least one risk factor (family history is a risk factor). ...Read more

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Does mother having constipation affect baby, when mother is breastfeeding?

Does mother having constipation affect baby, when mother is breastfeeding?

No: Well, i don't believe there have been any studies that demonstrate any adverse effect of constipation in a breastfeeding mother to her baby. It's not good to have it, though, for other reasons! ...Read more

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Risk of developing anti-yo protein? Is it hereditary? My mother was diagnosed this year.

Risk of developing anti-yo protein? Is it hereditary? My mother was diagnosed this year.

Not hereditary: Anti-yo refers to an antibody that the immune system makes in response, typically, to some type of cancer in the body. That antibody then attacks parts of the nervous system (usually cerebellum). It is not related to any type of hereditary conditions. Your risk of developing it would be the same as the general population. I hope your mom is doing well. ...Read more

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Hi. . My mom is 59 years old and is suffering from diabetic neuropathy primarily affecting her legs. Is there any highly recommended OTC medication?

Hi. . My mom is 59 years old and is suffering from diabetic neuropathy primarily affecting her legs.  Is there any highly recommended OTC medication?

Neuropathy?: Diabetic neuropathy is too important a problem to just try some OTC things! Work with your doctor and take on some dramatic lifestyle changes if necessary. Big problems deserve big actions. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Mother & daughter have glaucoma. Treatment for mother has not controlled & lost some vision. Is daughter likely to have this aggressive type glaucoma?

Mother & daughter have glaucoma. Treatment for mother has not controlled & lost some vision. Is daughter likely to have this aggressive type glaucoma?

Could : Glaucoma risk is higher with positive family history. If the mom has an aggressive type then it may or may not be the same for the daughter. Its very important to follow up with an eye doc on a regular base, and stay compliance with medication. Its also important to eat well(fruit and veg), meditate, yoga, blood pressure control and make sure to have a good oxygenation. Avoid head down yoga. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease. Should she control water intake? Protein inta

My mom was diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease. Should she control water intake? Protein inta

Water/protein are ok: Peripheral artery disease is clogging of the arteries, or hardening of the arteries, due to plaques (of cholesterol & inflammation cells) building up on the inside of the arteries. This can also happen in heart arteries (coronary artery disease). Getting normal cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar is very important. Water and protein intake does not affect or worsen the arteries. ...Read more

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Is multiple sclerosis passed down from mother to child?

Is multiple sclerosis passed down from mother to child?

Not hereditary: The risk from mother to child is 3-4% and is a susceptibility situation which is conferred. ...Read more

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