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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Immobility (Overview)

Immobility is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move. This can occur due to injury or disease of the muscles, bones, or nerve cells (including in the brain or spine).


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What is the name of the type of pneumonia caused by immobility in hospital?

What is the name of the type of pneumonia caused by immobility in hospital?

Hypostatic: Hypostatic pneumonia usually occurs when the patient is not mobile enough to expand the lung by deep breathing so that the atelectatic or collapsed lung segments can develop into pneumonia. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
161 doctors shared insights

Immobility (Overview)

Immobility is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move. This can occur due to injury or disease of the muscles, bones, or nerve cells (including in the brain or spine).


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How can I lose weight if I am currently immobile?

How can I lose weight if I am currently immobile?

Cut calories : It all depends on what kind of immobility you have, if it is lower part of your body you can exercise the upper part and vise versa. But the main point is to restrict calorie intake. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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I have disc degeneration from s1 - l5, with l2-l3 almost 100% gone. This is causing severe pain and immobility. Please suggest treatment options.?

I have disc degeneration from s1 - l5, with l2-l3 almost 100% gone. This is causing severe pain and immobility. Please suggest treatment options.?

Control inflammation: Lbp is an extremely common phenomenon, and disc disease is a common cause. The key is to remain active with exercise that doesn't exacerbate the pain ( trial & error to find). A structured lumbar therapy program to keep musculature strong to prevent further disc degeneration is crucial as well.For acute exacerbations, controlling the inflammation mediators from disc is key (epidurals option here). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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A tablet m B9 is a new form from what I have taken is this still a generic of wellbrutron?

A tablet  m B9 is a new form from what I have taken is this still a generic of wellbrutron?

300 mg: I agree with dr pappas that it is always best to check with the pharmacist dispensing the medication. The numbering however would be consistent with a 300 mg Bupropion Hydrochloride generic of wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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How can you prevent someone from fainting?

How can you prevent someone from fainting?

Get their attention!: Speak directly, loud and clear, placing yourself in front of them, demand that they look into your eyes! have them breathe slow and deep while looking at you. You may have to demonstrate this for them; it may help to have a hand or two on their shoulders. The object is to get them grounded in the present moment. One way is to have them mimic exactly what you are doing. Try to keep their eyes open! ...Read more

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Is novacaine what doctors give you when you get an epidural or any other procedure that you have to be immobile for?

Perhaps: Lidocaine (or xylocaine) is typically used to numb the skin's surface and underlying muscles to allow the comfortable placement of an epidural block. It may take a minute or two for the Lidocaine to take full effect. ...Read more

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Does poor hydration increase the risk of an immobile patient developing a pressure sore?

Does poor hydration increase the risk of an immobile patient developing a pressure sore?

Yes: The general rule: no pressure, no sore. Certainly hydration and nutrition are important factors in preventing pressure sores, but the most important factor is the avoidance of pressure. Generally, immobile patients or those without sensation (e.g. Spinal cord injury patients) shoud be moved every two hours to avoid prolonged pressure on any given point. ...Read more