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How long does a set of hearing aids last before they break?

How long does a set of hearing aids last before they break?

Ask audiologist: Depends on whether you drop them, step on them, get them soaked with water, or do other nasty things to them. Otherwise the person or business from which they were purchased could give you the best estimate of how long they should last under normal circumstances. Hope it is years. ...Read more

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How long will a broken bone hurt? I broke my ulna 2 weeks ago and it still hurts. It is a clean break that did not need to be set but is in a cast.

How long will a broken bone hurt?  I broke my ulna 2 weeks ago and it still hurts.   It is a clean break that did not need to be set but is in a cast.

Is cast too tight?: Sometimes, there is swelling after a cast is applied. Such swelling can be serious and cause ongoing pain. Generally, if your broken bone is casted correctly, there is not much pain on a non-weight bearing area. Are you using your arm too much or putting strain on it? Have you reinjured it? If not, please see your bone doctor in 24-48 hours. Make sure to say you are having pain!!! Good Luck ...Read more

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Why does my legs go numb and hurt when i lay on my back I have no virabra between my bottom 2 discs in my back and in hurts when i set or stand on my feet for a long period of time

It : It sounds like your back is worn out and have degenerated disks and possibly collapsed vertebrae. It is possible your nerves are being pinched when you are in certain positions. I would recommend seeing primary care doctor, interventional spine doctor and/or spine surgeon to determine best treatment. Treatment may include rest, anti-inflammatories, brace, physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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How many times a day can I do the mackenzie position? How long should I hold this position? How many sets?

How many times a day can I do the mackenzie position? How long should I hold this position?  How many sets?

Depends on problem: Robin mackenzie , accidentally found hyperextending spine prone position , gave relief for back problem patient , from this whole system treatment was developed. Your disease ( back pain ) has to be classified , has to under go prescribed exercises , by a mackenzie certified professional to get full benefit , find one in your location , if you don't then it is not mackenz system of treatment ...Read more

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How many sets of kengel exercises should i do and for how long. Is it effective if I gym. ?

How many sets of kengel exercises should i do and for how long. Is it effective if I gym. ?

Varies: Kegel exercises can improve pelvic floor muscles and can help with stress incontinence. You can do them minimally 10-25 times per day but more does not hurt. You can go to the gym and while you are doing your exercise especially the gluts and abs, you can do them simaltaneously. ...Read more

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How long after gangrene sets in is it untreatable?

How long after gangrene sets in is it untreatable?

Gangrene: There is complete loss of blood supply and the effects are immediate. ...Read more

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I've been using baby powder to set my makeup, but recently people have been telling me it's harmful for long term use on the face. Is it ok to use?

I've been using baby powder to set my makeup, but recently people have been telling me it's harmful for long term use on the face. Is it ok to use?

Take precaution only: Talcum powder is generally safe if not inhaled or used near female genital track. The two possible risks with long term use include some alleged role in lung cancer (from inhalation of the irritant) and entering female genital tract for ovarian cancer. Pl see attached link for further details. Stay well! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for leukemia symptoms to set in?

How long is it supposed to it take for leukemia symptoms to set in?

It depends...: It depends heavily on multiple factors one of the most important ones being the specific type of leukemia. For example, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) can be asymptomatic for years, whereas various types of acute leukemia become symptomatic very quickly, usually weeks or even days. ...Read more

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How many sets of kegals and how long should I do then?

How many sets of kegals and how long should I do then?

Many and often: 10 contractions for as long as you can hold them, 5 times/day for 3 months. Can be done standing, lyining down in bed or on a sofa or even sitting. Shis is provided you need to try and overcome stress urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence following childbirth my not respond to kegals, in which case urethral or bladder neck suspension may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been on pain medication for a few years now, how long does it take for liver damage to set in? Are there symptoms of liver damage to look for?

I've been on pain medication for a few years now, how long does it take for liver damage to set in? Are there symptoms of liver damage to look for?

Rare: Narcotics rarely cause liver damage. Tylenol is another issue; below 2.4 grams per day is considered safe as long as you don't drink alcohol. 7 tablets of 325 mg would be the maximum safe dose. ...Read more

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