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How Much Physical Therapy Is Required For Patients With Stroke
Immediate and contin: I can not emphasize enough to begin immediately and do it on your own to prevent contractures and strengthen muscles to rehab yourself. ...Read more
Is ceragem is ok for stroke
patient. if good. once cured will have to continue with ceragem theraphy for rest of the life?
When to have valve surgery replacement for treatment? Also oxygen therapy? For pulmonary HTN
Is it according to condition or age?What else?
Pulmonary HTN: Treatment of pulmonary is a stepwise approach depending on the severity and progression: it proceeds from medications by mouth, to intravenous medications to oxygen to surgery including septostomy and possible valve surgery. The best approach is to have these therapies administered by a cardiologist ...Read more
When to have valve surgery replacement for treatment? Also oxygen therapy?
For pulmonary HTN
Is it according to condition or age?
Valve surgery: The timing of heart valve surgery depends on which valve is involved, the nature of the valve problem, and other cardiac and medical factors. Some left heart valve problems can cause damage to the lung circulation and right side of the heart (such as pulmonary hypertension.) Consultation with a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon experienced at treating valves should define your options. ...Read more
Which drugs are mostly recomended to start therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Is quinidine a good chioce?
Atrial fibrillation: Quinidine is only rarely used any more. We older doctors learned years ago that we killed some folks with it. There are more recent and safer drugs that we use now. Talk to your doctor to discuss if you have afib, a cloud doctor shouldn't be advising you without knowing your situation. ...Read more
How much time is required for someone who is diagnosed with type II diabetes to begin experiencing nerve problems?
It varies.: Some people with diabetes never get neuropathy (nerve damage). Some people may have had neuropathy for several years before they develop diabetes. Working to keep blood sugars under control can reduce the risk for developing neuropathy, or delay it or make it less severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?
Depends: This really depends on the patient's given clinical situtation including the extent of their disease, other illness that he/she may already have, and their performance status (how well they can or can not do things on their own) but a rough estimate would be about a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?
Highly individual: Many, if not most, patients will benefit from physical therapy as part of conservative therapy for a herniated cervical disc. Pain control medicines, muscle relaxants & anti-inflammatories are first line.Physical therapists can instruct in avoiding painful positions & appropriate exercise as well as treat with ice/heat, traction, ultrasound, TENS, bracing. Home therapy follows after a few sessions ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ?
Structured: Therapy after joint replacement is very structured and started almost immediately after surgery. Depending on the joint, usually a cpm (continuous passive motion) machine is utilized to help maintain range of motion. Later, resistance exercises are started to build/maintain strength. Check with your orthopedist for your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Writing helps us organize and collect our thoughts and feelings. Different parts of the brain are engaged when we speak vs. Write, and sometimes the act of committing our internal dialogue to the written word is very helpful. Also, documenting our emotional process from time to time to go back and examine can be a useful way to gauge progress. ...Read more
Use it of lose it: Think of physical exercise as a less formal physical & occupational therapy. We advocate for PT/OT to regain function loss as a result of stroke. While physical exercise may not address functional loss and "treat" stroke, most studies show lower risk of heart disease, stroke & death from regular physical exercise. So use it or lose it. ...Read more
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