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Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or legs or sexual organs.

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What is the definition or description of: extremity?

What is the definition or description of: extremity?

Extremity: Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or legs or sexual organs. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Ask what may help to stay calm and get deep sleep as soon as you get to bed without leg discomfort. ...See more

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Whats extremity trauma?

Whats extremity trauma?

Hurt limb: Excessive force applied to one of your limbs which leads to injury. ...Read more

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Is vascular compromise characterized by warm, flushed skin to the extremity?

Is vascular compromise characterized by warm, flushed skin to the extremity?

No: Vascular compromise usually refers to an arterial blockage and causes cold/white/blue/purple extremities due to lack of blood flow. Warm, flushed skin is often a sign of an infection. Sometimes a deep venous thrombosis can cause warmth and tenderness to touch but it wouldn't cause vascular compromise. ...Read more

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Wilderness medicine (Tip)

Wilderness medicine

Extremity rattlesnake bite. Remove restrictive jewelry or clothing in anticipation of swelling. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: extremity trauma?

See below: Extremities refer to arms and legs. Extremity injuries simply means any damage or trauma that affects the legs or arms. ...Read more

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Wilderness medicine (Tip)

Wilderness medicine

Rattlesnake bite to an extremity? Try to keep the extremity as immobile as possible. ...See more

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If I have an arterial issue that is causing a cold extremity, will exercise cause the area to warm up or will it remain the same?

If I have an arterial issue that is causing a cold extremity, will exercise cause the area to warm up or will it remain the same?

No.: Arterial insufficiency can be chronic or acute. If chronic, the treatment might be medication or surgery or a combination. Proper diet is key! Smoking must be stopped! Exercise can help condition the muscles to be more efficient in their use of the blood they do manage to receive. But, If it is sudden, or acute, it is a medical emergency and should be checked with no delay! Good health to you ...Read more

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