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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
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
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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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
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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i believe it to be a good skill to have for the future. ...Read more
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
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
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
If deconditioned should I join 50+ class, be part of class for retirees, do pt, work out on my own?
GET A CERTIFIED: Trainer. Learn how to safely get yourself back in shape, then go at it on your own. ...Read more
Why has my appetite suddenly decreased? I had a lot of activity in pt but nothing like I did before my injury.
Not enough info: Could be a stomach issue, a reaction to a medicine, or something else. See your md. ...Read more
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
Five days late. Last 3 days have been neg pt. What's going on. I have a lot of syptoms but no positive tests yet?
Wait: It may be too early to test. Give it another week and test again. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Late over week and half for second time. Got off bc over 2 months ago. . Took a pt and it's neg. Could the test be false? What should I do?
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
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?
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