Top
30
Doctor insights on: Quadriplegic Diet

Share
1

1
Can quadriplegics have children?

Can quadriplegics have children?

Yes: However, it certainly wouldn't be recommended because the risk of life threatening complications is high. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


2

2
Can you explain to me injuries of a c12 quadriplegic?

Can you explain to me injuries of a c12 quadriplegic?

Quadraplegia: An injury at C1-2 resulting in quadraplegia is a devastating injury, an injury that Christopher Reeves sustained. It basically means all loss of communication from the brain to structures below the base of skull. This mean a breathing tube, a feeding tube and confined to a wheelchair for transport. ...Read more

3

3
Hey I am a quadriplegic. What is the best way to cath?

Hey I am a quadriplegic. What is the best way to cath?

Help: Intermittent cath is the best way for bladder management, and given that you cannot use your hands, you need someone to help with this task. This is the best way to handle your neurogenic bladder. ...Read more

4

4
I was wondering what are quadriplegic muscles?

I was wondering what are quadriplegic muscles?

Guessing your intent: There are no such things as quadriplegic muscles. What I am guessing you are trying to ask is the meaning of "quadriplegia or quadriplegic?" so the term quadriplegia means "muscle paralysis in 4 limbs." in practical terms you've probably heard the statement, "paralyzed from the neck down." that's quadriplegia. You don't need to include the word "muscle" along with the term. ...Read more

6

6
Husband quadriplegic and needs diapers, what to do?

Husband quadriplegic and needs diapers, what to do?

Confusing question: Sounds simple, get diapers. If you had some specific issue in mind you need to start over and submit specific background and ask a question. The site is not a chat room. Questions are not linked. ...Read more

7

7
How can you find a guitar for a partial quadriplegic?

How can you find a guitar for a partial quadriplegic?

Support sites: There are multiple support sites for quads. I know there are many ways to adapt instruments for specific weakness patterns. I would search the web for people who have made the adaptations. That being said, I think guitar might be difficult for quadriplegia. You may want to look into other instruments — breath driven — that would be fun to learn and broaden your expertise. ...Read more

8

8
Please advise what is the difference between a quadriplegic and a paraplegic?

Please advise what is the difference between a quadriplegic and a paraplegic?

Quadriplegic: Paraplegic is a paralysis of two limbs, either arms or legs though most commonly legs while quadraplegia is a paralysis of all four limbs, both arms and legs. ...Read more

9

9
Brother is a quadriplegic. He broke his neck and is in horrible pain. What can I do to help him?

Brother is a quadriplegic. He broke his neck and is in horrible pain. What can I do to help him?

See below: Chronic pain after a spinal cord injury can be very challenging. There are many options for chronic pain after a spinal cord injury. I would recommend he see a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. You may also want to take him to a "model system" for sci which are usually at the major teaching hospitals. Visit www.Aapmr. Org for more info. ...Read more

10

10
I'm a quadriplegic. I had my hfp done and my globulin is 3.8. My a/g ratio is 0.9. Everything else looks good. Cause for concern?

Lab data: These values are fine and have no meaning unless used in the context of some underlying clinical issue. Would not worry about this value or the ratio. You should be fine. ...Read more

11

11
Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more

12

12
Why can many quadriplegic patients still maintain normal body functions?

Why can many quadriplegic patients still maintain normal body functions?

That is impossible.: I do not know of any quadriplegic individuals who have normal body functions. The hallmark of such significant spinal cord injury is to lose the ability to maintain bowel and bladder functions, have labile temperature and blood pressure regulations, and so on. ...Read more

13

13
Could quadriplegic men feel sensation in their penis?

Could quadriplegic men feel sensation in their penis?

Quadraplegia: Quadraplegia is by definition loss of all function below the neck so there would be no sensation felt in the penis ...Read more

14

14
Could quadriplegics get stomach aches?

Could quadriplegics get stomach aches?

Stomach Aches: Stomach ache is a general condition that can affect everyone including those who are quadriplegic. ...Read more

15

15
Can you tell me how a quadriplegic's heart work?

Can you tell me how a quadriplegic's heart work?

Quad: A quadriplegic's heart works like everybody elses, it just happens to be located in a quadriplegic. There are differences possible due to the difference in physical work output of the body but I've never seen a long term study on the effects. ...Read more

16

16
Can you please tell me how hemiplegic, quadriplegic, and paraplegic differ?

Briefly..: "Hemi" implies an arm and leg on the same side
"quad" refers to both upper and lower extremities
"para" implies both arms or both legs

"Plegia" suggests complete loss of movement. ...Read more

17

17
I'm a quadriplegic with 6 months to live, and I just found out I have syringomyelia. Is it worth having surgery?

I'm a quadriplegic with 6 months to live, and I just found out I have syringomyelia. Is it worth having surgery?

Generally not: Please see your md with the specifics for a better answer. An exam and detailed history is very important in your case. ...Read more

18

18
Quadriplegic 62 year old male coughing up black mucus, not a smoker. Have had 2 recent cases of pneumonia in the last 6 months. What to do?

Quadriplegic 62 year old male coughing up black mucus, not a smoker. Have had 2 recent cases of pneumonia in the last 6 months. What to do?

Go to ER: The symptoms you report are very concerning for a gastrointestinal bleed. Things can become precarious in a quadriplegic and may cause problems quickly. Hence, my suggestion that he goes to the hospital right away. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

19

19
How do quadriplegics avoid sores on buttocks, if they are chair-bound all day? (asking bc grandpa is not quadripl., but has limited mobility) thank u

How do quadriplegics avoid sores on buttocks, if they are chair-bound all day? (asking bc grandpa is not quadripl., but has limited mobility) thank u

Suspension and chang: Positions often to decrease the pressure on the certain area of the buttocks and using suspension method to reduce the pressure on that area. ...Read more

20

20
How can I overcome fear of becoming para or quadriplegic!?

How can I overcome fear of becoming para or quadriplegic!?

If you have no: Significant risks for this — consider cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

21

21
Wondering why quadriplegic person has muscle spasm and what to do about it?

Wondering why quadriplegic person has muscle spasm and what to do about it?

Muscle spasm: Even with quadraplegia you can had muscles spasms. If not severe then nothing to be done. If the spasms have become severe and affecting life style then a consultation with a neurologist would be helpful as there are some medications and injections that might prove helpful. ...Read more

22

22
Could a 29-year-old quadriplegic have interstitial cystitis?

Could a 29-year-old quadriplegic have interstitial cystitis?

Yes: Definitely, but they are at higher risks for uti's as well do care must be taken in diagnosing. ...Read more

23

23
Will quadriplegic spasticity cause global development delay?

Will quadriplegic spasticity cause global development delay?

No: Quadriplegic spasticity itself should not cause global developmental delay. There are, however, conditions that result in both development delay and quad spasticity so although you may see the two together, one does not necessarily cause the other. ...Read more

24

24
Why does a quadriplegic person have muscle spasms? How do you treat them?

Spacticity: If someone has an injury to the upper motor neurons such as a spinal cord injury if the neck or a stroke in the brain, the result is a generalized spasticity. The tone in their arms and legs can be dramatically increased. Oral muscle relaxants are usually tried first; if that does not work, Botox injections and back often pumps can be considerations. ...Read more

25

25
Supposing you have a C7 spinal cord injury. Woud you be considered a quadriplegic?

Supposing you have a C7 spinal cord injury. Woud you be considered a quadriplegic?

Spinal cord injury: An injury at C7 would affect your hands and arms but the shoulders and upper arms would be intact so this would be a partial quadriplegic depending on how severe C7 was involved. ...Read more

26

26
Please explain who is the longest living quadriplegic with a c1 thru c 7th spinal cord injury?

Please explain who is the longest living quadriplegic with a c1 thru c 7th spinal cord injury?

I don't know: But people can live for a long time after spinal cord injury. Its more about other care issues. You want to make sure you don't get bedsores or any complications from not feeling your body below the injury. ...Read more

27

27
I am a C4 quadriplegic and I am interested in taking birth I'm thinking the IUD would be best. Any reason why it wouldn't be?

I am a C4 quadriplegic and I am interested in taking birth I'm thinking the IUD would be best. Any reason why it wouldn't be?

Few to none: As long as you have no contraindications to the two iud's on the market. This is an excellent choice for contraception, with little to no maintenance,. ...Read more

28

28
Today I was carrying a lot of heavy items at work, 40kg+, now have back pain in middle. I'm 20. Is slipped disk? Will I become quadriplegic?!!?

Today I was carrying a lot of heavy items at work, 40kg+, now have back pain in middle. I'm 20. Is slipped disk? Will I become quadriplegic?!!?

Doubtful&Doubtful: You probably strained your back muscles. Rest, use heat to the area, take some anti-inflammatory medication and call your Dr. for an exam. A slipped disc would be possible, but unlikely and becoming a quadriplegic from a day of heavy lifting is Extremely unlikely. Relax, decrease your stress level too. Best wishes. ...Read more

29

29
Is it possible for a quadriplegic to ejaculate or atleast masturbate? If not, how else can they get rid of their urges?

Is it possible for a quadriplegic to ejaculate or atleast masturbate? If not, how else can they get rid of their urges?

Yes: Unless S2-4 is damaged, most such men can sustain an erection and have sex. There's a good review here. http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.mtKZKgMWKwG/b.4453431/k.552C/Sexual_Health_for_Men.htm ...Read more