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How is cts treated by a pt?

How is cts treated by a pt?

Stretching: Try to stretch out the region of the carpal tunnel to decrease the symptoms of median nerve entrapment
sometimes it can help but sometimes you may still need surgical release. ...Read more

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I took an at home pt is it accurate?

I took an at home pt is it accurate?

Yes: Home pregnancy kits are pretty accurate, you can reconfirm with lab ...Read more

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Why do daily weight when pt is on frusemide?

Why do daily weight when pt is on frusemide?

Lasix (furosemide) and weight los: When somebody is on Lasix or furosemide you want to make sure they do daily weights to make sure they're not gaining weight and that they're losing excess body water. Also when somebody's on Lasix is important to have daily potassium replacement by eating two bananas a day or other Foods highly Laden with potassium. ...Read more

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I'm 8 days late and have taken a pt and it was neg?

I'm 8 days late and have taken a pt and it was neg?

No worries: The menstrual cycle is susceptible to outside influences, so having a late period or missing a single period is rarely of significance. If you miss more than three cycles or 6 months, this is called secondary amenorrhea, the most common cause being pregnancy. Other causes include disorders of the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, ovaries, and uterus. ...Read more

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What is meaning of 20 pt rise in BP from 110 to 130?

What is meaning of 20 pt rise in BP from 110 to 130?

Multiple: If your BP is normally in the 110 range and you suddenly have a rise to a higher range, you should seek care to rule out damage to your heart or kidneys. Of course, over time BP ranges can increase gradually and this also be a sign of hypertension beginning in your life. Consider your family's medical history and your own personal physical conditioning. ...Read more

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How can I help my grandma with her pt exercises without hurting her?

How can I help my grandma with her pt exercises without hurting her?

Ast the PT specialis: Go with her to her pt session and ask the therapist to show you some home moves you can do with her. ...Read more

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Having regular pt after falling accident. Symptoms not getting better?

Having regular pt after falling accident. Symptoms not getting better?

What caused the fall: ...? There are many reasons for falling: decreased balance, poor vision, loss of coordination, etc. Ask your doctor to investigate why you fell. If it is a correctable condition such as a vitamin B12 deficiency, then you can correct the underlying problem (s). Just prescribing random physical therapy or any treatment for falling will rarely work. ...Read more

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A friend said the dr are only allowed to spend 15min with pt iif so why?

A friend said the dr are only allowed to spend 15min with pt iif so why?

Sort of true...: The cost of keeping a medical office running has gotten very high, and the fees collected from patients and their insurers have not kept up with the costs such as rent, supplies, nurses, etc... Thus, many doctors have to see 4 patients an hour just to keep their clinics operating. One can help his doctor by avoiding hmo's and by asking the doctor to focus on just one problem per visit. ...Read more

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Is being a pt the same as it was 5-10 years ago in terms of need, income, etc?

Pretty much: You may need to take you're educational little further
you can always find work in a variety of areas
i believe it to be a good skill to have for the future. ...Read more

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Grandma never tells pt when she is hurting. She wants to please them. What should I say?

Go with her to PT: Grandma is lucky to have you. Physical therapists need honest feed back from patients in order to guide the therapy and/or refer them back to their md if there is no improvement/worsening. Talk to grandma and see if she is comfortable in having you go with her to one of her therapy sessions to be her advocate. ...Read more

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A dr mentioned bunavail and said it had great pt assistance.. ......what does that mean?

A dr mentioned bunavail and said it had great pt assistance.. ......what does that mean?

Bunavail: Has a program where patients with commercial insurance have a limited copay and cash pay patients receive a significant discount. Each provider may have 2 patients who may receive their medication free for? 6 months if they qualify based on income. Suboxone has a program called here to help that each provider may have 3 qualified patients receive medication for 12 months. Check with your MD ...Read more

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Bedridden one year with no insurance, can't afford pT. But can sitting up in a chair help me?

Bedridden one year with no insurance, can't afford pT. But can sitting up in a chair help me?

Any exercise > none: Any exercise (physical activity) is better than none. My bigger concern is why you've been "bedridden" for a year and to what extent. If truly bedridden, then even sitting up may be difficult. More importantly, in this day & age, no one should go w/o healthcare even if s/he doesn't have insurance. Check out http://alvinblin. Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options. Html ...Read more

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Can there be a workout that I can do to improve my strength and endurance for the army pt test?

Can there be a workout that I can do to improve my strength and endurance for the army pt test?

Workout: Please see: http://www. Militaryspot. Com/enlist/apft_-_muscular_strength_and_endurance/. This article specifies what to do, in order to obtain a higher army physical fitness test score. ...Read more

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How much weight would. A person lose if they didn't eat for 8 days? What damage would it do to a body? Pt is 18.

How much weight would. A person lose if they didn't eat for 8 days? What damage would it do to a body? Pt is 18.

Varies a lot: "not eating" means different things to different people, so the effects vary a lot. Drinking adequate fluids, especially fluids containing a little bit of sugar and electrolytes, might not leave any damage. Truly having no access to food or water (such as being buried under a building after an earthquake) can be fatal. ...Read more

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I have gained about 15 pounds in 3 months. I am concerned about this. I am not eating anymore and go to PT. Thanks, Liz?

I have gained about 15 pounds in 3 months. I am concerned about this. I am not eating anymore and go to PT. Thanks, Liz?

See your MD: First, you need to eat, so do not starve yourself. It could be your thyroid or some other metabolic condition, like a prolactinoma. It may also be water weight you are retaining in your legs or abdomen which should be checked out. ...Read more

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Hello! I've been having back pains and lost my appetite all of a sudden. I did a PT last week and it was negative. Is possible PT was wrong?

Hello! I've been having back pains and lost my appetite all of a sudden. I did a PT last week and it was negative. Is possible PT was wrong?

Unlikely Pregnant: Did you miss your period. While it is true you can get back pian while pregnant. But back pains can be due to lot of other causes
First sign of pregnancy is missed period.If you did miss your period than you may be pregnant and should repeat the Pregnancy Test ...Read more

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Hi I'm over a week late im never late im always on time ive taken 3 at home pt test and they have all been negative ive had morning sicknessi?

Hi I'm over a week late im never late im always on time ive taken 3 at home pt test and they have all been negative ive had morning sicknessi?

Home pregnancy tests: Can at times be inaccurate. Your doctor can arrange a simple urine pregnancy test that should be very accurate. Irregular menstrual periods can be due to many other causes. Some medicines such as birth control pills, seizure medicines. Too much stress is a common cause. Age can lead to irregular periods also - adolescence or pre-menopausal. Check in with your doctor for professional advise. ...Read more

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Wr/cp. Dr releasing me 4 fullduty after 2rnds of 6 kenlg inj. 1rnd of 8tendr point inj. Rx's-& flectr paks & p.T. No diff. All resrcs exhstd- now?

Wr/cp. Dr releasing me 4 fullduty after 2rnds of 6 kenlg inj. 1rnd of 8tendr point inj. Rx's-& flectr paks & p.T. No diff. All resrcs exhstd- now?

No: You mention several therapies, which are all non-specific. But nowhere do you mention injury or diagnosis. Did doctor touch you & move your body about to determine what is wrong? Was your discomforted body part undressed, poked, & prodded? This is only way to determine what is wrong. Soft tissue injuries do not show up on x- rays. Rational treatments follow upon first determining diagnosis. ...Read more

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This is the 2nd month that I have had no cycle. Cycle is usually 50 days apart. Tried prog. Challenge 2 yrs ago got pt but ended in mc. What's wrong?

This is the 2nd month that I have had no cycle. Cycle is usually 50 days apart. Tried prog. Challenge 2 yrs ago got pt but ended in mc. What's wrong?

DUB: You sound like you have dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB), and a good Fertility expert will be able to help figure out the best way to treat your cycle issues as well as give you the best chance to get pregnant if you desire it. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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What is pt-141?

What is pt-141?

Erectile Dysfunction: Pt-141 is a compound that acts on the central nervous system and being developed for treatment of erectile dysfunction. It is not approved neither is it commercially available. ...Read more

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Normal pt high ptt means?

Normal pt high ptt means?

See below: Could be normal such as pts with lupus anti-coagulant or a bleeding disorder (von willebrand) ; rec go see a hematologist to eval. ...Read more

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Does zynapse cure a stroke pt.?

Does zynapse cure a stroke pt.?

No: A stroke means some brain cells have died, usually after loss of blood supply. Lost cells can't be replaced. Bigger stroke = more disability. However, our brains are flexible (esp when younger). Often remaining cells can adapt + we see variable improvement during rehab. I don't know any pills proven to speed this up, but u have to look for specific studies, not just general claims for supplements. ...Read more

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Swelliin of face on a pt of mine?

Swelliin of face on a pt of mine?

Evaluation Needed: Swelling needs to be evaluated as it could be an infection which needs to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more