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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Mobility Aids (Overview)

Mobility aids are devices such as canes, walkers, and crutches that help people who are injured or disabled to walk.


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Are canes mobility aids?

Are canes mobility aids?

Yes: They provide extra strength a support for a weakened individual and also security as they are part of the tripod of two legs and the cane which can help prevent falls. This allows for greater mobility. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Mobility Aids (Overview)

Mobility aids are devices such as canes, walkers, and crutches that help people who are injured or disabled to walk.


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I'm 50 with chronic bursitis in both hips. I've had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

I'm 50 with chronic  bursitis in both hips. I've  had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

You need strong PT: Your best approach is a strong physicial therapy program. Have your phsician send you to a rheumatologist and also have you start a very active physicial therapy program. This is trochanteric bursitis ...Read more

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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adherent with your medications
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Do aids get qured?

Do aids get qured?

Not typically: But the medications available today can keep it very well under control. ...Read more

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Where did aids start?

Where did aids start?

Sub-Saharan Africa: In central africa some time during the first half of the 20th century. ...Read more

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What does aids stand for?

Advanced HIV: Acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome, the late stage of HIV infection in which a host of opportunistic infections plague the unfortunate patient. ...Read more

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Can children inherit AIDS?

? inherit ?: AIDS is not a genetic trait or condition you inherit. It is an infectious disease that a mother can pass to her baby during or after pregnancy. With proper prenatal care, doctors can limit that possibility to less than 5% transfer, while untreated cases transfer around 30% or more of the time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cured of aids?

Is it possible to get cured of aids?

No: There has been only one well documented caase of a cure, and it involved bone marrow transplantation with the marrow from a donor who was immune to hiv. This is not a practical way to cure HIV for people who don't need a marrow transplant, but it could lead to other approaches. There is a lot of money and effort being spent on cure research right now. ...Read more

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How can you think that aids started ?

Zoonosis: Forget the disinformation campaigns by crooks. It is very clear that hiv1 is a chimpanzee virus that jumped species in what is now zaire early in the 20th century, and hiv2 from the sooty mangabey in western africa. With today's science, this is undeniable. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of late AIDS?

AIDS: That is way too broad of a question for this simple application. AIDS causes immune destruction that then leads to numerous potential infectious and cancerous possibilities. Here on health tap it is always better to ask specific questions about a specific symptom or history and not broad open ended questions that would require a text book length answer. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the cause of aids?

Can you please describe the cause of aids?

HIV infection: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system. As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids). A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is. ...Read more

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I heard there is a cute for aids is this true!

I heard there is a cute for aids is this true!

There are isolated: cases of complete remission with certain treatments but no one is yet claiming to have a "Cure". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aids?

AIDS: Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low cd4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options are available and effective. ...Read more

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Can you tell me have i contracted aids from him?

It looks like only a: Portion of your question is here. You may wish to clarify further and re-ask question. ...Read more

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What different aids in easing the pain are out there?

What different aids in easing the pain are out there?

Many.: Topical rubs like voltaren gel or capscaisin cream and methysalicylate cream; patches: Lidoderm or salon pas; oral nsaids like aleve and many other; cymbalta (duloxetine). Opiods are always last on my list! ...Read more

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How physically enduring is the first course of aids medication ?

Well tolerated: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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What is aids and how is it transmitted from 1 person to another....?

What is aids and how is it transmitted from 1 person to another....?

Sex and drugs: Aids is the late stage of HIV infection. Hiv is transmitted through unprotected sex (especially intercourse) or through sharing needles and syringes during drug use. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me fallacies in the arguments of "aids dissidents"?

Multiple fallacies: Aids dissidents or denialists disagree that HIV is the cause of aids. They feel that HIV does not exist, that HIV has not been adequately isolated, that HIV testing is inaccurate, and that antibodies to HIV neutralize the virus. These fallacies have all been dispelled, especially with the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy, which treats HIV and has decreased the incidence of aids. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more