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Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins. Blood from the patient flows on one side of the chamber and the dialysate solution which contains the optimal concentration of electrolytes on other side of the chamber. Electrolytes move along the concentration gradient, so toxins which are high in the blood, goes to the dialysate solution. ...Read more
CPAP alternatives: The CPAP machine and the many variations of CPAP are the "gold standard" of care for sleep apnea. But many people can't tolerate the machines for a variety of reasons including comfort, claustrophobia, etc. I get a lot of referrals from sleep specialists in the quad cities to make these patients oral mouthpieces, designed to bring the mandible forward and hold it there which opens up the airway. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vacuum phenomenon: By placing a tube over the penis and drawing negative pressure, blood is pulled into the penis's cavities and an erection occurs. A constricting band is deployed over the base of the penis trapping the blood and sustaining the erection. When no longer needed, the constricting band is removed and the penis should return to the flaccid state. Just physics. Hope not to leave you up in the air! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needle phobia: Ask a friend who you trust to help you gradually approach a needle. Look at the needle with your friend, handle the needle then put it down and participate in a pleasureable activity. Each day increase your exposure to the needle and eventually you may feel less ill at ease. The technique involves gradual safe exposure with the support of a friend. Don't be afraid to tell your doctor of your fear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Machine vision: Optical sorting machines use optical-mechanical detectors and mechanical sorters to scan items, usually on a production line to separate out desired and undesired characteristics. Devices also exist to identify individual cells in this manner and sort them out to remove abnormal cells, for instance, from the blood stream or perform diagnostic cell counting. ...Read more
They Don't: There is no evidence from controlled clinical trials that these machines work. If you want to lose weight you need to: 1. Do daily exercise for at least 30 minutes, at an intensity sufficient to make you short of breath (get cleared by your doc first) 2. Reduce your daily calorie intake to under 1600 for a man and 1200 for a woman. ...Read more
Keeps airway open: With Sleep apnea. The patient airway collapses. This resulting the patient choking. The patient is thus not breathing. When this occurs the patient gets low oxygen. CPAP prevents airway collapse and keeps the patients breathign regular and avoids desaturations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ERP: Erp (exposure response prevention) is the preferred psychotherapy for social anxiety. It is based on cbt and helps you develop relaxation skills to face your fears in a gradual way. Medication can also be helpful, mainly ssris or tricyclic antidepressants in addition to shorter acting benzodiazepines in the short term if absolutely necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unknown: Using CPAP neither causes nor prevents weight gain. There is some evidence that it controlling appetite may be easier for patients using CPAP than for patients with untreated sleep apnea. I've been treating sleep apnea for over twenty years, and i've seen some patients lose weight, and many gain weight. The sad fact is that weight is more difficult to control as we age. ...Read more
Get out of the : House! get to know your neighbors, the people at your gym or church or volunteer organizations. But it all starts with getting out of the house! ...Read more
How do I deal with panic attacks while sitting in college classes (sad)? Keep having to leave class. Breathing exercises don't work. Nothing works.
May need counseling: You may benefit from working with a counselor to determine the triggers for the panic attacks and to learn other coping skills in addition to the breathing exercises. Medication may also be indicated if the panic is preventing you from attending school successfully until you get this under control. ...Read more
Elder safety: If you are asking about fall prevention, then it is not technology that helps. Try balance training exercises, maintain optimal eyesight & hearing, avoid drugs that cause dizziness or low blood pressure, ensure a safe home environment, treat problems that interrupt sleep and force you to get up at odd hours and so on & on.....! ...Read more
Fitbit walking: The fitbit device is a nice one for starting to exercise again from standing still, so to speak. It gives you on line weekly updates, awards for certain milestones and accomplishments, and links to different apps like myfitness pal. A good starting place would be 10, 000 steps a day, and 2100 calories a day. Of course, this may vary depending on height, age, race, sex, weight, and fitness level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thinking of $$$ investment in myself - BLT Vanquish. Uses RF technology. Seems Safe and noninvasive. Thoughts /Feedback?
It's BTL: BLT is a Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.... Kidding aside, we do not give such advice on Health Tap Prime however I would be very careful about weight control or fat removal systems! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Gad, bingeed. W/ therap, realized binge to deaden unbearable adrenaline, when breathing, medita. Not work. Other non-med ways to subdue adrenaline?
What to do:: There are a # of ways to address your adrenailine release/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. Have you been checked to rule out medical causes for adrenaline release? ...Read more