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Got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Standing hr 100. If i get as fit as athletes will this bring it down? Will more blood be pumped round?
Yes: Yes, the prognosis for pots is very good. Studies show people outgrow it. Getting fit is a terrific way to speed that up. Go for it! ...Read more
Have disc bulge and pich nerve. Chiro recommended a lumbar "posture pump" for traction. Is it safe/does it really work?
Don't know for sure: Because there have not been any well documented clinical trials, it's difficult to say if it works or if it's safe. I see these on sale at amazon for $90. Unfortunately the manufacturer's website relies mostly on "testimonials" to sell their product, which is as unscientific as you can get. It may work, it's just that no one has bothered to do a study (on the lumbar version anyways). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you are planning on returning to work or if you want to have the opportunity to have some personal time away from your baby, it is wise to pump and store some of your breastmilk so that someone else will be able to feed your baby. Pumping early in (in the first week or so) also will help your breast milk come in faster by stimulating your body to produce more milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perfect Synch: If you mean you pump properly with the right equipment and you obtain little milk, then this is the most likely answer. If your baby is healthy and following good growth parameters, it probably means you and the baby are in synch. That is , you are producing just what the baby needs. No more and no less. Thus you are drained after each feeding with nothing left to pump. A perfect partnership! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good for some: Just like most other aspects of diabetes management there is no "right" answer to whether a pump is good for you. If you need additional flexibility in your Insulin dosing and don't mind being tethered to a device 24 hours a day and your insurance will pay for it then a pump may be a good option. If you are well-controlled on Insulin injections it may not be necessary. Ask your doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Breast milk is indeed an amazing gift for a baby whose mother cannot provide it. But there are some issues that make this a very tricky topic! first, you must be absolutely certain you are hiv-free, obviously. Second, be aware that in this litigious society, your good deed could be turned against you should the child develop any infections or health issues, even if not your fault! just be careful! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you can: It depends on why you are pumping. If you are engorged, pump until your breast is compressible before the start of the feeding. If you exclusively pump, try to pump 8-12 times a day. If you are pumping or build your supply or store milk for future use, after nursing is a good time. You don't ever have to pump- since the best "pump" is the baby, but if you have a reason to, pump whenever you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer