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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
15 doctors shared insights

Limb Loss (Overview)

Limb loss, also called amputation, is when a limb is loss due to injury or illness.


Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
15 doctors shared insights

Limb Loss (Overview)

Limb loss, also called amputation, is when a limb is loss due to injury or illness.


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What can be done with the emotional trauma after limb loss?

What can be done with the emotional trauma after limb loss?

See your psychiatrist: Emotional anxiety, depression, are very common after a limb loss. You need to find professional help to help you medically deal with this traumatic event. ...Read more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
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Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
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Numbness in hands, tingling in lower half of body, weakness of the limbs, loss of balance, decreased energy, and stiff muscles? It's not anxiety!

Numbness in hands, tingling in lower half of body, weakness of the limbs, loss of balance, decreased energy, and stiff muscles? It's not anxiety!

Consult Neurologist: Anxiety can have many symptoms, however muscle weakness and stiffness does not seem to be symptoms commonly related to anxiety disorders. Tingling, numbness and loss of balance could beproblems related to many neurological conditions, or side effects of medications/substances. A neurologist should be able to rule out any other issues that could be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause decreased sensation throughout the body face, scalp, gums, genitals, limbs inc, loss of orgasmic sensation, what would cause this?

What would cause decreased sensation throughout the body face, scalp, gums, genitals, limbs inc, loss of orgasmic sensation, what would cause this?

Side effects?: Are you on any regular medication for any reasons? That could be side effects to certain meds. As well as allergies to various things . You should see a medical professional asap as condition might worsen ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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Is there such a disease that can cause decrease of sensation throughout the body inc face scalp gums limbs genitals;loss of orgasmic sensation.Nerves?

Is there such a disease that can cause decrease of sensation throughout the body inc face scalp gums limbs genitals;loss of orgasmic sensation.Nerves?

Decreased Sensation: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of decreased pain sensation. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms. Diabetes, analgesics, congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, peripheral neuropathy, spinal cord injury, leprosy, hiv, chronic renal failure. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to help someone deal with a loss of a limb?

I need some tips on how to help someone deal with a loss of a limb?

Seek therapy!: Losing a limb is like losing a very personal dream. Usually, the best way to deal with such a loss, is to talk about it with others, become active, and even go back to work. Most people need professional help to develop the motivation to rehabilitate physically and emotionally. In my opinion, this person needs to seek a good therapist or counselor. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
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Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
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Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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Is it possible for loss of circulation in a limb to require an amputation?

Is it possible for loss of circulation in a limb to require an amputation?

Yes.: Not enough circulation causes death of muscle tissue, when the muscle dies, it will not 'heal' and is a feeding ground for infections, causing sepsis. It is an emergency to cut the extremity before the body and organs are compromised by this infection. ...Read more