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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Hyperlipidemia (Definition)

Also known as "high choresterol," this is a condition when you have extra fats, also known as lipids, in your blood. These extra fats can increase your risk of heart disease, ...Read more


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Why is my baby nursing less?

Why is my baby nursing less?

Lactation consultant: Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse. Often lactation nurses come to your home and teach you many great techniques. Ask your pediatrician which one he/she recommends. It can be invaluable....And covered too. Great combo. Good luck and congrats on the newborn. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to nursing?

What are alternatives to nursing?

See below: There are multiple infant formulas, which will provide your child with proper nutrition. You can also pump, and give breast milk via a bottle. ...Read more

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What is the nursing action for a mi?

Unanswerable: This question, asking for a "how to" manual on emergency nursing, is way out of bounds for this simple application. It would take a whole manual to respond to this broad question. This site is to ask about symptoms and specifics. Not sure what you wanted from us on this question. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hyperlipidemia?

Many possibilities: There are many lipid tests available, but the strongest evidence indicates that a total cholesterol and an HDL (good cholesterol) is a good start, and this can be done without fasting. A standard lipid panel is another option, and includes these two plus triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, and requires at least an 8-hr fast. For more info, see the guidelines on www.Provenhealthways.Com. ...Read more

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Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Not sure: I'm not sure if there is an actual shortage, but there will always be a demand for nurses either in the home care market, the nursing home industry, or hospitals or doctor's offices. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hyperlipidemia?

What are the symptoms of hyperlipidemia?

No symptom: Hyperlipidemia itself will not cause any symptoms. But once it cause pathological change in different organs in certain degree of damage, different kind of symptom will happen depending on what organ is affected. ...Read more

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What should I look for in choosing a nursing facility?

What should I look for in choosing a nursing facility?

Ask others: Check this page. http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-10-2010/ho_assessing_housing_options2.html. Ask people who live there and their relatives. ...Read more

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What number of different types of nursing degrees/ fields are there?

What number of different types of nursing degrees/ fields are there?

Dozens: As a this is a site for doctors, we are likely not the best resource for this question. However, there are dozens of nursing specialties with their own governing bodies. They range from the adminstrative (case management, informatics) to the traditional clinical (ambulatory, critical care) to the advanced care provision (CRNA, midwife). ...Read more

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What is neonatal nursing?

What is neonatal nursing?

Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prematurity, infections, congenital anomalies, depression or difficult transition around time of birth, etc ...Read more

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What are nursing home ethics?

What are nursing home ethics?

Nursing homes: That's a very grand question for this space. There is a patient code of ethics if it helps , see this site as an example: http://www.4fate.Org/html/bill_of_rights.Html. ...Read more

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Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Vitamins: When supplemental Vitamin A is added to the prenatal vitamin, overdose can occur in as little as 4 times the regular dose. If Vitamin A is consumed in amounts greater than 10,000 IUs, liver toxicity or fetal birth defects can occur. High dose vitamin E in women were 70% more likely to give birth to a baby with a heart defect. Be careful which vitamins you take. ...Read more

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Have I been nursing for too long?

Have I been nursing for too long?

No: The aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding for all babies for 6 months, and that mom's breastfeed their babies until one year, or longer if both mom and baby desire. Breast milk is the best choice for every baby. If you feel that it's time to wean, or you need to wean and can't, please discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How will a nursing pillow help me?

How will a nursing pillow help me?

Keeps baby close: The nursing pillow was a life-saver for me (especially after my c-sections and i could not hold my baby upright for nursing). I used a "boppy" pillow and it really helped to maintain my baby in a good position that was helpful for successful nursing. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hyperlipidemia?

Is there a cure for hyperlipidemia?

Depends: If the hyperlipidemia is fairly mild, weight loss, diet and exercise can cure it. If it is severe, particularly if you have a genetic predisposition, then it cannot be cured. In that case, diet, exercise, and weight control are still very important to help control the hyperlipidemia, and supplements can play a role as well. Medication is often necessary however. ...Read more

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What are skilled nursing facilities?

Level of care needed: A skilled nursing facility describes a center catering to the needs of patients who need a level of care sometimes requiring the skills of a nurse but not that of a hospital. Included are those needing help with body functions, feeding, medications or mobility at various ages. Generally, a treatment plan coordinated with a physician monitored by the nurses is part of the process. ...Read more

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How to reduce weight during nursing?

Don't: You don't want to go on a weight reduction program while you're nursing, as it may compromise baby's nutriition. Wait until after you've stopped and then go for it. ...Read more

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What is nursing intervention of edema?

What is nursing intervention of edema?

Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more

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Taking a sip of alcoholol while nursing?

Taking a sip of alcoholol while nursing?

One sip ?: Although studies many years ago suggested that beer might promote milk flow, later studies have shown that ethanol is a potent inhibitor of prolactin hormone, the hormone that stimulates milk flow. A simple sip is probably never going to hurt baby, but why bother. If you consume enough to get a buzz, you should probably pump & dump for a while & hope future feedings are not too small for baby. ...Read more

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Can I wear underwire bras while nursing?

Can I wear underwire bras while nursing?

Yes: As long as the bra fits well, it shouldn't be a problem. If it is too tight and compresses glandular tissue it could impede milk production and milk flow. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of nursing homes?

What are the advantages of nursing homes?

Skilled Facilities: A skilled nursing facility usually has two separate operations: post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care. In ltc, this is a the permanent home for these residents. They are unable to care for themselves at home and require a higher level of needs for care than can be delivered in any other setting. Snfs are highly regulated so they deliver a slew of benefits including meals, activities, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take seirogan when nursing?

Not sure: The active ingredient is wood creosote but has 4 active metabolites. I would not take it!! ...Read more

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What foods to avoid while nursing my baby?

What foods to avoid while nursing my baby?

Watch The Caffeine: While breastfeeding, be careful with intake of caffeine-containing foods such as coffee and chocolate. As a stimulant, caffeine is passed in the breastmilk and can cause irritability and poor sleep. Other foods to watch for include spicy foods, acidic foods (pickles/oranges) and garlic. ...Read more

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Do I need to take the pill if I am nursing?

Do I need to take the pill if I am nursing?

No: Do you need to take the pill while nursing? No. Do you need some type of contraception while nursing? Yes, yes, yes. The old belief that nursing prevents pregnancy is very old and very unreliable. So - condoms, or a progesterone-only-pill (pop), also called the mini-pill, are both good choices while nursing. ...Read more

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Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Possibly OK: Most substances taken by nursing mothers are safe because only about 2-5% of most medications enter breastmilk. Given that the itworks wrap is a topical treatment, it is probably fine. However, I am unable to see exactly what is in the wrap. If the ingredients are herbal products or vitamins/minerals that are considered generally safe orally, then it should be safe to use while nursing. ...Read more

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How to suggest I get into neonatal nursing?

Nursing: Most hospitals have nurses that will help you with breastfeeding, many have nursing clinics for once you are discharged from hospital. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

Stop the session: It is most effective to immediately stop the feeding session. Do not purposefully yell or scream as this will just scare baby. After a few minutes start nursing again. Babies often bite when they are bored, full or teething. Watch your baby carefully during nursing and if they stop actively sucking take them off the breast. If your baby is teething allow them to chew on washcloths. ...Read more

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Are a nursing home and a SNF the same thing?

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Are a nursing home and a SNF the same thing?

Yes: SNF = skilled nursing facility. Key word is nursing which means nurses have to be available around the clock. Assisted living facilities don't require presence of nurse at all times. BTW, we mean RN or LPN when referring to nurses. Check out http://www.diffen.com/difference/Assisted_Living_vs_Nursing_Home as a starting point. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a skilled nursing home?

Help please? What is a skilled nursing home?

Specialized services: A skilled nursing home offers more than custodial services. They also provide physical and occupational therapy, dietary services , and give services such as respite care, feeding tubes, continue IV therapy. Usually a doctor is assigned to patients and psychiatrist will also follow patients with psychotropic medications. ...Read more