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Could you still get aspiration from a gastronomy, enteral?

Yes: Some people may continue to aspirate while on G tube. Those patients may benefit from Jejunostomy tube ...Read more

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What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

Depends: It depends on the age and the weight of the child as well as on where you are going to use them, what are you using them for and for how long. ...Read more

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Im confused anout enteral feeds and home infusion. Is there a site to describe?

Im confused anout enteral feeds and home infusion. Is there a site to describe?

Yes: Try the patient section at the american society for parenteral and enteral nutrition (aspen) website, and the olney foundation website. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids.i can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain. How do I get cream in?

Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids.i can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain.  How do I get cream in?

Don't force it: Internal hemorrhoids typically don't cause pain, unless they are prolapsed and thromboses. Sometimes the pain is caused by an anal fissure rather than a hemorrhoid, in which case placing anything into the anal canal will be very painful and won't help either. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Not a question of : safety, rather why give a parenteral feeding, enterally, might not be absorbed efficiently and an expensive preparation would be wasted. The G-J tube is meant to bypass the stomach and go right into the small intestine, there are preparations meant to be used this way that don't need stomach digestive process, ask the doctors/dietician about, wish you and your sister wellness ...Read more

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What turns into a headache?

What turns into a headache?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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How do I get iron into my diet?

How do I get iron into my diet?

Red meat: Red meat is a good source of iron. Depending how much you need, you can also consider iron supplement pills. It might be cheaper than purchasing red meat. Certain vegetables like spinach have iron, but they are not as easily absorbed as the iron in red meat. ...Read more

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How did ebola get into the U.S.?

How did ebola get into the U.S.?

Ebola: Ebola reached the US through infected individuals. ...Read more

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How can I get into ketosis fast?

How can I get into ketosis fast?

Fasting: Going 24 hours without eating (water is fine) is a great way to have your body start producing ketones. When you fast your body needs to break down fat to provide you with energy and ketones are a breakdown product of fat. ...Read more

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How can I get myself into rehab?

How can I get myself into rehab?

Consultation: You need to be referred by the pcp to a physiatrist and then evaluated for possible admission for inpatient rehabilitation. For outpatient rehab services your pcp or orthopedic surgeon can refer you to a physical therapist for assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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How to pop a rib back into place?

Rib: There is extensive musculature involving the ribs and your ability to breathe. I think it's time to see your physician if your rib is noticeably out of place. ...Read more

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What does dextrose breakdown into?

What does dextrose breakdown into?

Energy: Dextrose or glucose, another name for the same molecule is used as a primary energy source by the body.Its breakdown to pyruvate gives rise the high energy products atp (adenosine triphosphate) and nadh (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).These provide power for the various metabolic needs of the cells. ...Read more

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Can type 2 herpes turn into type 1?

Can type 2 herpes turn into type 1?

HSV: Serologically there is no chance the virus can change between hsv 1 and hsv 2. However, the virus is named for the location of the outbreak. Therefore, a patient with hsv 2 (gential lesion) receives oral sex from a non infected patient can acquire hsv, but will be named hsv 1, for an oral outbreak. Only if a blood test is done can you correctly identify the virus. ...Read more

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How can I turn a sunburn into a tan?

How can I turn a sunburn into a tan?

Aloe: Some people don't really tan very well. However, if you want to protect your skin so it will potentially have a chance to tan consider aloe vera. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It decreases skin inflammation and helps to prevent infections. It also hydrates the skin. ...Read more

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What happens if water enters a trach?

What happens if water enters a trach?

Depends on amount: If small amount of h2o goes down the wrong tube (trachea instead of esophagus), the healthy person can cough it up. If very weak from a diseae or being frail and elderly, then even small amounts can be be difficult to clear, and aspiration of the fluid may result. If a large amount of water fill the lung and prevent air exchange at the alveoli, could lead to death by drowning. ...Read more

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How will a urostomy fit into my life?

How will a urostomy fit into my life?

Many adjust well.: The idea of a urostomy can be very difficult to become comfortable with. There can be a sense of loss, not just of body image, but of bodily control. But most of our patients learn to adapt very well, managing the stoma & appliances with confidence. Many are happy to be free of bladder symptoms & are active in support groups. Thousands of people walk around with urostomies & we are unaware. ...Read more

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Can you voluntarily fall into a coma?

Can you voluntarily fall into a coma?

Voluntary coma: You cannot wish yourself into coma. Obviously there are actions you can take that will cause you to go into real coma from drugs etc.. ...Read more

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How can I go into ketosis by accident?

How can I go into ketosis by accident?

No insulin: The only way to go into ketosis is not eat or not take your Insulin if you require injections. Without Insulin the body can't get glucose into the cells so it breaks down fat. That produces ketosis. ...Read more

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