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Dr. James Dukelow
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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. James Dukelow
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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.


Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
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Could hearing aids help even with background noise?

Could hearing aids help even with background noise?

Audiologist: This question is best answered by an audiologist, a person who dispenses hearing aids. The technology in the hearing aid industry has made such great technological advances that there may be computerized aids (expensive) that can decrease the volume of the amplification when you enter a noisy room and then automatically increase the volume in a quiet room. Ask your hearing aid dealer. ...Read more

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Do hearing aids help with background noise?

Do hearing aids help with background noise?

Somewhat help: Avoid further noise exposure to minimize tinnitus or worsening hearing. Try to have people look directly at you when they are speaking. Avoid noisy situations when wearing hearing aids (you need an improved signal to noise ratio). Hope this helps. God bless! ...Read more

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Could hearing aids protect hearing?

Could hearing aids protect hearing?

Yes: Using hearing aids when you have hearing loss, especially for high tone hearing loss, will help preserve your ability to understand speech. ...Read more

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Benefit of haart in HIV aids ?

Benefit of haart in HIV aids ?

Absolutely: Highly active anti-retroviral therapy usually consists of a combination of several different classes of agents which are inhibitory to hiv. The combinations attack the virus from multiple different biological pathways, make resistance development more difficult, allow restoration of large parts of the damaged immune system, make transmission to others less likely and extends life of patients. ...Read more

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Can you prevent mobility problems in dementia patients?

Can you prevent mobility problems in dementia patients?

Yes: Aging wins in the end but in the meantime regular exercise, weight bearing exercise, and fun group activities can keep the demented elderly moving. Keep the medicine list as short as possible. Provide a well lit, safe environment with no loose items on the floor. ...Read more

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I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?

I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?

My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one can hear broadcasts, such as music or voice, and one can hear what other people say (because the vast majority of people don't know how to express themselves using sign language). Also, with hearing aids, one can hear sounds from machines (like cars) and from animals (such as barking). ...Read more

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Is HIV or aids transmissible through certain dental procedures?

Is HIV or aids transmissible through certain dental procedures?

Very difficult: There was one case where a dentist transmitted HIV to his patients. This was seemingly intentional. Hiv virus is very delicate when outside of the body. The mildest of antiseptics will kill it. As long as your dentist is following standard infection control protocols it will be impossible to get HIV from a dental procedure. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a fully blown-up aids patient?

Symptoms of a fully blown-up aids patient?

HIV/AIDS: This is quite variable and depends upon the particular opportunistic infection or malignancy the patient develops. There are some conditions that may primarily be caused by HIV itself, but these are also very variable, so it is not possible to answer the question very specifically. ...Read more

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Can saliva transmit aids?

Can saliva transmit aids?

Likely not: Really low risk especially without blood in the saliva. ...Read more

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Can mechanical ventilation aid lung cancer patients?

Can mechanical ventilation aid lung cancer patients?

No: It is not a cancer treatment. Occasionally it may be needed during lung cancer treatment (as in some cases after lung resection) but it is a supportive treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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How does circumcision decrease HIV and aids rate?

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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Multiple theories: There are multiple theories surrounding why circumcision decreases hiv/aids. One theory suggests that there is a larger number of langerhans or "hiv target cells" located in the foreskin of uncircumsized men, thus increasing the risk of HIV infection. Another theory suggests that the skin is thinnest in the foreskin, thus facilitating HIV infection. Thus, circumcision would reduce these risks. ...Read more

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Can saliva transmit aids virus while performing oral sex, regardless giver or receiver?

No: You don't get HIV from saliva. In the uncommon cases of transmission through oral sex, infection occurs through contact of infected blood, semen or vaginal fluid with the gums or oral mucosa, typically when there is gum disease or sores. ...Read more

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Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

Perhaps.: I would maintain that the answer is "maybe". There is at least the suggestion that if you restore stimulus to the auditory cortex via the current hearing aid technology, that part of the brain that has been deprived of input can actually improve it's function. The brain has "plasticity" and might well slow or even arrest additional hearing loss if incoming signals are restored. ...Read more

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Are opportunistic infections the final stage aids?

Are opportunistic infections the final stage aids?

Possibly: This could be a sign of aids developing from HIV itself. Could be 'final stage' if no longer responding to haart (anti-viral treatments) which should help prevent most opportunistic infections once the HIV viral load is suppressed. If otherwise stable most of these infections have specific treatment options. ...Read more

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Exercises for those who are elderly and have limited mobility (use walker)?

Exercises for those who are elderly and have limited mobility (use walker)?

Walking: If there are no pressing medical issues, and no significant pain, then they should simply walk as much as they can. Studies have shown that bedrest can result in daily loss of muscle mass. This is why hospitalized patients can be so debilitated after lengthy stays, in addition to whatever medical condition they were being treated for. For the elderly, simply staying mobile can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

No.: And it should not. Many no-surgical remedies and finally knee replacements. This should not diable a sixty year old since treatments exist to greatly minimize the problem. ...Read more

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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