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Elevation: Elevation does not effect the progression or natural history of arthritis. Well known that barometric pressure changes cause patients with arthritis to experience symptoms differently. Therefore elevation may change the symptoms but not the natural history or the arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get hemorrhoids from flying on a plane? Does the elevation have an effect on them or is just from sitting? A friend said she got a hemorrhoid from riding on a plane.
Airplane travel: By itself does not cause hemorrhoids. But air travel can cause severe dehydration, leading to constipation at conclusion of flight and thus straining and a flare of hemorrhoids. You lose 20 ounces of fluids per hour of air travel just sleeping on the plane. I recommend drinkingat least 20 ounces every hour of air travel and must be caffeine free/alcohol free fluids, to avoid constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refers to EKG change: Refers to changes seen on the EKG of a person suffering a "transmural" heart attack. I.E., in cases where a coronary artery becomes suddently completely occluded by a clot, cutting off blood flow to the entire thickness of the heart muscle in the wall supplied by the artery, a portion of the EKG called the "st segment" rises substantially. This is the basis of immediate diagnosis of a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depnends on Diagnosi: For minor ankle sprains, 30 minutes every couple of hours may do it. For severe tibial plafond fractures you may be asked to keep the ankle above your heart for several days to help protect soft tissue swelling. In general if you are very swollen more is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: St elevations refers to a finding on an electrocardiogram, wherein the trace in the st segment is abnormally high above the isoelectric line. Ekg st segment elevation is usually attributed to impending infarction, but can also be due to pericarditis or vasospastic (variant) angina and early repolarization. In some healthy young adults, a form of st elevation can be normal. ...Read more
Usually : Usually swelling and edema in the ankle can be treated with elevation along with ice, rest, and compression. Sometimes anti-inflammatories are recommended for pain associated with the swelling. If edema is not associated with an injury and/or bilateral, a workup for more systemic causes of edema should be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer