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How Can I Get My Grandpa To Do Physical Therapy For His Knees
May Not Be Able To.: It is not always possible to get other people to do things they don't want to do. You can make the suggestion to go, offer to go with him, do the home exercises with him, etc. Sometimes making it into or tying it to a social activity, will increase their desire to participate. Check out local adult centers and fitness groups. Whatever his decision, be supportive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Totally depends: I'm sorry ... But without more Information it would be impossible to offer any kind of advice. ...Read more
You cannot force: someone to get help. You can try meeting with a psychologist to come up with some ways to help get them to meet with a therapist. If nothing else works, you may have to let them know that you cannot continue to see him unless he gets some help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I help my husband he shattered his thumb waiting. For a surgery date what can I do to help with hos pain they said he could lose it?
Talk to your Doctor: His pain and trauma to his thumb should be handled by his doctor or the surgeon planning to do his surgery. ...Read more
Be supportive!: Joint replacement surgery is significant surgery with a prolonged, and sometimes arduous, recovery. The best thing you can do to help is be supportive, both emotionally as well as physically. She will need physical assistance upon returning home, and if you can be there to help that will be very beneficial. But she will also have days where she will need your emotional support. Good luck! ...Read more
Several ways: Contact local ms society. Learn about the newer more potent medications, and find an appropriate oral med to start. Supplement vitamin d-3, eat a low fat, low salt diet, avoid smoking. Work closely with experienced neurologist. Do aerobic exercise. Encourage him to contact physicians if symptoms change or things worsen. Be aware that heat may transiently worsen symptoms. ...Read more
Seek help : Your best bet is to discuss with her dr, her dr. Should be able to provide you with resources to care. Local govt. Agencies and your congressman can help you too. Calling the local hospital and asking for the social service department can connect you with personnel who can provide you with alot of information about programs that her insurance would be most likely to cover. Good luck. ...Read more
What can I do. My dad needs to lose weight but denies it. I try to help but he gets mad, how can we get him to get healthy and care about his health?
Parents: Your Dad has lived longed and experienced more than you have. He should be giving you advise, and not you to him. Your children may give you advise one day also. Relax and let your parents live. Your not going to change a lifetime but you could ruin it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testicular pain: Pain, bleeding, swelling, loss of a testicle, and other problems can occur from testicular injury. Commonly, the pain alone will cause a man to seek help. ...Read more
Depression meds?: Many patients with mental illness have poor insight and judgement. They don't believe they r sick and they don't take their medication. Usually family support is important and may be able to convince u husband that taking his medication is important for both of u and whole family. Sometimes if u convince him to seek family therapy may work as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My autistic 7 year old is in school . What can I do at home to help him? How do I get him to dress and bath , himself and talk more?
Buy low calorie food: Eating fewer calories is vital in a weight loss diet. Drinks with no calories, such as water or plain green tea, can fill one up and decrease appetite. Eating carrots, celery, or iceberg lettuce (without any dressing or dips) is nutritious and also has very few calories. Avoid fats because fats have a lot more calories than protein or carbs. Whole grains are better than sugars & simple starches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fiance has really bad tennis elbow what can he do to help with his pain..And is their anything im able to do?
What can I do if my 9 year old nephew has adhd, anxiety, and depression. What can I do to help him?
Love him for who he : Is. Spend time with him - encourage him to talk about things he likes (even if it would be boring to an adult). Offer to baby sit once in a while so that his parents get a break. Taking care of children with special needs is exhausting. Think out side the box, in terms of things that would be fun, educational or soothing for him. I am so glad that you asked this question. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What way do I bring up cerebral palsy to my 2 year olds doctor and possible get her tested and can I bring it up to her orthopedic doctor?
No nagging!: I am a guy. I procrastinate like the best of them. However, in 23 years of medical practice, i can group my male patients in 2 main groups, the ones who come in because they've been nagged to do so, and the ones who feel no one else can be in charge of their own health but themselves. My best advice to you is to tell him why you are concerned, and hope he takes it from there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your son needs : Professional mental health care now. Any person who engages in repeated cutting needs mental health assistance. A comprhensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help treat problems like anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder. If the cutting is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step program involvement or rehabilitation may be indicated. ...Read more
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