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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Immobility (Overview)

Immobility = state of not being able to move.


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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. Abraham Jaskiel
174 Doctors shared insights

Immobility (Overview)

Immobility = state of not being able to move.


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How can I lose weight if I am currently immobile?

How can I lose weight if I am currently immobile?

Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www. Bmi-calculator. Net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 0.5-1.5 lbs per week and most importantly count calories. Don't skip meals. Increase h2o. Good luck. ...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?

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

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How can I lose weight if I am currently immobile?

Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www. Bmi-calculator. Net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 0.5-1.5 lbs per week and most importantly count calories. Don't skip meals. Increase h2o. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some fun activities for an immobile 20 year old male?

What are some fun activities for an immobile 20 year old male?

Exercise: Even the bedridden can do stretching and small weights. Then there are puzzles, building models, knitting socks, . Think out of the box. Painting and creative activities can be an outlet that has a product. ...Read more

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How does immobility of the muscular and skeletal systems occur?

Several ways.: Injury, disease (stroke), treatment (cast), severe mental illness like depression or catatonic states. What specifically do you want to know? ...Read more

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What are some good activities for an immobile 20 year old male?

Depends...: By immobile, do you mean wheelchair-bound, special needs, or just generally inactive? If it's one of the former, then I strongly suggest referral to a good physical therapist. They can examine muscle bulk and tone, joint mobility, pressure points, and then set goals and tailor therapy to his needs, and they can recommend effective and appropriate exercises for home! ...Read more

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If a child was kept immobile at a certain age could this have an effect on their motor functions down the road?

If a child was kept immobile at a certain age could this have an effect on their motor functions down the road?

Depends on variables: Immobility is often required during treatment for problems like displaced hips, fractured limbs, etc. The process is generally limited and though stressful to child and parent, the child will eventually emerge from treatment and catch up with his peers. Some could require some pt or ot, depending on the duration of immobalization and treatments, but this is seldom needed. Kids are very resilient. ...Read more

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Why has my bulging disc left me almost completely immobile?

Why has my bulging disc left me almost completely immobile?

Pain, spasm: Please get evaluated by a spine specialist. A "bulging" disc should not completely immobilize you. There may be spinal pathology present that only a specialist may diagnose. Is the disc really bulging, or is it herniated, degenerated, part of an instability, etc....? ...Read more

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I need to know what's an arm injury that would leave the arm immobile?

I need to know what's an arm injury that would leave the arm immobile?

Dislocated joint: Many such as a broken bone, dislocated joint, injury to the nerves that supply power to your muscles, severe soft tissue trauma. ...Read more

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What serious problems do prolonged periods of immobility frequently lead to?

What serious problems do prolonged periods of immobility frequently lead to?

Disaster.: Prolonged periods of immobility from any cause without proper preventive during and after the immobility will lead to a problem, usually very serious. Examples: lying in hospital or any bed...Clot in veins of leg (thrombosis), stroke, death. Being weightless (space flight) the longer, the worse: osteoporosis, bone frx, embolism from clot, stroke. Deconditioning of every mm in body. Depression. ...Read more

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The hard immobile residual node has not grown - been a week on my collarbone. What after 2-4 weeks it is still there with no change. What would I do?

Needs eval: Any prior collarbone fracture? Trauma?
Not healing fracture - callous?
If truly a node, or mass, it needs to, be imaged and biopsied most likely.
Thoracic surgeon most likely to be of help. ...Read more