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I suffered with potts disease 3years back. ..D12 -l1 disc where designated.... I can't lift any weight coz of pain what can I do about it?

I suffered with potts disease 3years back. ..D12 -l1 disc where designated.... I can't lift any weight coz of pain what can I do about it?

Physical therapy: A 23 yo male with destruction of t12-l1 disc from tuberculosis by history. The primary treatment is adequate treatment of the tb. Many people have a disc destroyed for various reasons and with time and physical therapy to rebuild the muscular support in that area of the back, one can have less pain and better function. A certified pt can guide you in what and how much exercise will be best. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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My mother is sufferingfrom Potts diease and is onmedications. Andso she wants to know What home exercises can she do at home for Potts disease?

My mother is sufferingfrom Potts diease and is onmedications. Andso she wants to know What home exercises can she do at home for Potts disease?

None now: Potts disease is caused by an infection of the bone with the tuberculosis bacteria. There are really no exercises that will help treat this. She should consult with her doctor to see if there is extensive damage to the spine. If it ok once the infection has been cured then the normal back exercise programs that you can find on the Internet will keep her muscles stronger and her spine more limber ...Read more

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Can you tell me diet for end stage renal disease patients?

Can you tell me diet for end stage renal disease patients?

Dialysis diet: The answer to your question is too long for this space. Go to this link and learn about a diet for dialysis patients:
http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/diet-andnutrition/diet-basics/the-hemodialysis-diet/e/5314. It is best to ask the dietician at a dialysis center what diet should be followed, as diabetic patients' diets are different from those that are not diabetic. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is good for end stage renal disease patients?

What kind of diet is good for end stage renal disease patients?

Dialysis diet: The answer to your question is too long for the space allotted here. Go to this link for the answer you are seeking:

http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/diet-andnutrition/diet-basics/the-hemodialysis-diet/e/5314

If the patient is already on dialysis, have the patient ask the dietician at the patient's dialysis for a diet to follow. ...Read more

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Healthy diets and exercise for patients with lymphatic diseases?

Healthy diets and exercise for patients with lymphatic diseases?

Yes, sorta: Depends on the type of lymphatic dz. If you are referring to lymphedema, it will help, but the mainstay of therapy is compression, special massage therapy, and compression pumps, depending on the severity of dz. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for a patient with chronic liver disease?

What is the best diet for a patient with chronic liver disease?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)?

Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)?

No: If that works we would do this. We don't because it doesn't work. The rheumatoid arthritis patient needs immediate referral to a rheumatologist to initiate rapid therapy to suppress and control their arthritis. Early dmard and biologics are more efficient when started as early as possible. ...Read more

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Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for CKD patient: Try this website for food suggestions for patients with chronic kidney disease:

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/eating-plan-for-chronic-kidney-disease#

good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that can eliminate the need for humira/remicade in Crohn's disease patients?

Is there a diet that can eliminate the need for humira/remicade in Crohn's disease patients?

Mayby: There was one japanese study that suggested a plant based diet decreased the relapse rate of crohn's in remission. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2877178/pdf/wjg-16-2484.pdf unfortunately no pharma money is there to fund a f/u study. - for obvious reasons. If it was me, i'd try the veggie diet for 6 to 12 months. ...Read more

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What specific nutrients are beneficial to liver diseases patients and why? Should they consume low/high protein diets?

What specific nutrients are beneficial to liver diseases patients and why? Should they consume low/high protein diets?

Low protein because.: Prtein breakdown products include urea, which a sick or cirrhotic liver cannot reove. High levels of urea affect brain function adversely. As far as supplements for the liver, milk thistle may be of value, but I do not beleive any are of great value! ...Read more

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Good diet for diabetic patient?

Good diet for diabetic patient?

Diet: It depends. It's not fasting for sure! You will need to work with a dietitian to get one established for you. If you are overweight, it is one, if you are normal weight person, it is different. There are many ada diets but again, each one needs to be individually tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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What's the diet for epileptic patient?

What's the diet for epileptic patient?

Ketotic: In epileptic children, induction of ketosis via dietary measures may enhance seizure control. Doesn't work well in adults and it makes the older folks nauseated and ill. But do recommend my adult pts to supplement vitamin d, and use b vits, for folate supplements if pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for gout patients?

Low-purine Diet: Low-purine diets-- i.e., diets low in beans, meat extracts, kidneys, liver, sweetbreads (tripe, menudo, etc), bacon, , turkey, sardines, smelts, herring, anchovies, pheasant, mutton leg, scallops, codfish, haddock, trout, veal, venison, salmon, etc. But, as long as your uric acid is well-controlled (with medicine and the like), you could still potentially consume these types of food in moderation. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for gout patients?

What is the best diet for gout patients?

Low purine foods: Gout can be triggered by purine rich foods, diuretics or alcohol. It causes the body to have an increase in uric acid resulting from too much production or inability for the body to rid uric acid properly. ...Read more

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Is diet very important to a kidney patient?

Is diet very important to a kidney patient?

Yes: However, associated disease and degree of kidney disease would refine the answer. Diabetes for instance requires diabetic diet to protect the kidneys. High blood pressure would require strict salt control to protect the kidneys. Different stages of kidney disease dictate different levels of restriction e.g. Protein, potassium, and dairy restriction in advanced stages of kidney disease. ...Read more

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What should be the diet of a cushing patient?

What should be the diet of a cushing patient?

Cushing's: If you have been treated properly for Cushing's there should be little concern about what you eat.

That said, go on-line to "NuvVal" and get a good idea of what foods are good, not so good, or bad for you.

That should help you through concerns about your diet. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for high calestrol patients?

What is the best diet for high calestrol patients?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Are copper iuds safe for wilson's disease patients?

Are copper iuds safe for wilson's disease patients?

Unknown: Speak with your wilson's specialist first. Then it might be best to have patch testing with an allergist to see if you react to the copper. Very likely it is safe, but there are other alternatives.....Why take the chance? ...Read more

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What is the appropriate diet for a dialysis patient?

What is the appropriate diet for a dialysis patient?

Dialysis diet: Patients on dialysis need to have diet that are special to them. If they are not diabetic, the usual diet is a two gram sodium, 2 gram potassium and 80 gram protein diet. If they are diabetic, they may be on a 1800-2200 calorie ADA diet, as another restriction. Speak to the dietitian at the patient's dialysis center for more specific information. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

What kind of diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

Dietary Ideas: No specific diet has been found to directly improve symptoms. Certain diet restrictions can increase energy and alleviate fatigue. Eliminating sugar, processed foods (chips, etc) and simple carbohydrates (white bread, etc.) may also help. Also remember to eat 7 servings of fruit/vegetables and drink 8 glasses of water per day. ...Read more

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What options do patients with hodgkin's disease have?

What options do patients with hodgkin's disease have?

Many good options: Hodgkin's disease has well established treatments available. Depending on the stage of disease it may involve Radiotherapy, combination chemotherapy and at times a combined use of both chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. This cancer is highly curable but must be treated by a specialist with considerable experience. Go to a Medical center or a Cancer Center where you can find such experts. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

What is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

Amount matters: The more important issue with gastroparesis is to eat small portions. Certainly difficult to digest foods can cause problems as well as foods that promote gerd such as chocolate, caffein, alcohol and citrus/acid foods. Those should be avoided. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause the patient to fall into a coma?

What diseases can cause the patient to fall into a coma?

Vast number: Of diseases. This can be caused by any neurologic insult, infectious issues, metabolic issues, etc. Coma is a very vague medical term that people don't use often in medical terminology because it does not tell us much. I am sorry I cannot be more direct with an answer, but without more history, I cannot clarify it any further. Again, the list is immense that can cause someone to fall into a coma. ...Read more

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Why patient with low na level requires no added salt diet?

Why patient with low na level requires no added salt diet?

Timed correction: Assuming the low sodium was low enough to get admitted, too rapid a rate of correction can cause neurologic complications, which can be severe and permanent (but are fortunately very rare)--so it is done in a controlled fashion with IV fluids, even though the thought of an extra large french fry to fix it seems logical. ...Read more

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Pl advice diet for a kidney patient with creatnine 3.5?

Pl advice diet for a kidney patient with creatnine 3.5?

Diet with creat, 3.5: You need more information about your renal function and should see a nephrologist (n) to have a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein. Blood work is needed to see if your phosphorous and PTH are elevated and if your hemoglobin is < 10 grs/dl. You have chronic kidney disease and need to find out its cause. After these studies, your n can give more advice about your diet. ...Read more

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What kind of helpful diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

Low inflammatory die: I recommend to people that they utilze a low inflammatory diet. The major inflammatory foods are those containing wheat, corn, dairy, soy and eggs. Try removing 1-2 of these for 8 weeks. If helpful look at excluding the others. Add a probiotic if you are experiencing constipation or have a history of yeast infection. It should contain 15-20 billion units, 1/day and 2 if you do not have cramping. ...Read more

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Is there a national organization for paget's disease patients?

Is there a national organization for paget's disease patients?

Paget Foundation: The Paget foundation, http://www. Paget. Org, is one organization. Related groups: http://www. Pagetitalia. Com, http://www. Paget. Org. Uk, http://www. Paget. Nl, http://www. Rarebonedisease. Org, http://www. Magicfoundation. Org, http://www. Fibrousdysplasia. Org, http://www. Nof. Org, http://www. Bones. Nih. Gov, http://www. Oif. Org, and http://www. Boneandcancerfoundation. Org. ...Read more