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What bone replacement parts need to be replaced over a lifetime?

What bone replacement parts need to be replaced over a lifetime?

Every thing: If you live long enough, or work hard enough this material follow the law of wear and tear. ...Read more

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Ehat s thr best replacement for prednisobe and arcoxia. I am takibg it for 6 years now to relieve me of R.A. pains. Yet i am afraid of its effects to?

Ehat s thr best replacement for prednisobe and arcoxia. I am takibg it for 6 years now to relieve me of R.A. pains. Yet i  am afraid of its effects to?

Terrible choices: that combination is inappropriate for th treatment of RA and the long term side effects of prednisone can be severe. You need to be treated with disease modifying meds. Have you seen a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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Is visalus a meal replacement?

Is visalus a  meal replacement?

Can be: I've been on it for 1 and 1/2 years and love it. I use it now for both breakfast almost daily and sometimes lunch. Make your shakes with fruit and ice and they are really good. ...Read more

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Is there a replacement for guaifenex pse?

Is there a replacement for guaifenex pse?

Maybe: This is the generic name for Mucinex (guaifenesin) d which is a decongestant and mucus thinner. If you are taking this for nasal congestion, a steriod nasal spray may be beneficial. If you are looking for a natural product, something which includes, quercetin, stinging nettles, or bromelain are also effective mucus thinners. Singus irrigation with boiled or distilled water can also help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet meal replacement?

Please describe a good diet meal replacement?

Ensure: Ensure is a good meal replacement for 250 calories, if you want 500 calories have two of them. They contain adequate protein, carbohyrdrates, vitamins and minerals to replace a meal. You can find it in most supermarkets or pharmacies. ...Read more

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How successful is a patellofemoral replacement?

How successful is a patellofemoral replacement?

Let me see: This procedure is not done very often because most people have done with total knee replacement, but if some body have significant changes in the patella-femoral joint with no changes in the rest of the joint it is very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be a replacement for zelnorm medicine?

What can be a replacement for zelnorm medicine?

Zelnorm: If you're using it for irritable bowel syndrome, there are antispasmadic drugs (dicloclymine, hyoscyamine, peppermint oil), and antidepressents like tcas are also used. So there a variety of agents and ways to manage ibs out there, it often takes a thorough discussion with your doctor come up with a good plan of action. ...Read more

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Is eating Greek yogurt a good meal replacement?

Is eating Greek yogurt a good meal replacement?

No: Too much healthy food at the expense of balanced diet is still a bad idea. Yogurt contains sugar- carbs, proteins and variable fats. No fiber, limited vitamins. It is not meant to be a meal replacement in general. Balanced diets contain all,food groups and provide nutrition that is adequate for good health and energy. This can be the dairy part. ...Read more

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Thyroidectomized patient need replacement forever?

Thyroidectomized patient need replacement forever?

Yes: If you have had thyroid gland removed you will need thyroid replacement supplementation as you no longer have a gland that can produce thyroid hormone. Fortunately that is not a difficult thing as it would just be a matter of taking a pill daily for the rest of your life. Think of it as a vitamin supplement to provide what your body needs to function normally. ...Read more

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Could there be a good exercise replacement for yoga?

Could there be a good exercise replacement for yoga?

Tai chi.............: This is a good replacement with emphasis on balance, flexibility and muscle tone! ...Read more

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What does the replacement rate mean vs fertility rate?

What does the replacement rate mean vs fertility rate?

Zero growth rate: The replacement rate is the fertility rate where the average number of children for each woman would exactly replace the population. Ultimately this rate (around 2.5 children per woman) would achieve a zero rate of population growth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: disc replacement?

What is the definition or description of: disc replacement?

See below: In essence the adjoining surfaces of a vertebra are cut off to expose good healthy bleeding bone. A metallic implant flat on the bone side and concave and rimmed on the disc side are imlpanted with a metal ball bearing trapped my the concavity and rim complete the implants. As one moves the ball bearing is allowed to move within the precisely machined nd matched plates, confined by the rim. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had disc replacement?

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had disc replacement?

Depends on location: The most common location for a disc replacement is in the neck or cervical spine. This is done via a procedure called an anterior cervical disc excision and fusion. This is often done in young people for a herniated disc with "pinched" nerve. There may be some initial stiffness or decrease in the range of motion. However, this is minimal and most patients do not notice it. ...Read more

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I may be need of replacement for clonopin so can you suggest something?

I may be need of replacement for clonopin so can you suggest something?

Discuss with your MD: There are a number of related compounds to clonopin. The best person to assist you with a replacement medication will be your doctor who prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for a subtotal thyroidectomy? Will I need replacement medication?

How long is the recovery for a subtotal thyroidectomy? Will I need replacement medication?

1 week or so: Most of my patients are back to work in ~1 week, using narcotic pain meds for only 3-4 days on average. Full activity can be resumed in 2 weeks. Roughly 15% of people will require thyroid supplementation after partial thyroidectomy. Although there is plenty of debate, i recommend thyroid lobectomy over subtotal thyroidectomy for reasons i don't have room to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is the best solution for disc replacement, in case the disc is to damaged and needs to be removed?

Which is the best solution  for disc replacement, in case the disc is to damaged and needs to be removed?

Depends: there are multiple ways of dealing with the symptoms of disc failure and wear. Anterior disc removal with fusion or artificial disc are both widely used, and it depends on the details of each patient as what is the best solution. consult an expert in both for a thorough understanding of which solution is most appropriate to your circumstance. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son was born with one teaticle and I was wondering if he could have a replacement?

What do you suggest if my son was born with one teaticle and I was wondering if he could have a replacement?

Replacement ?: The workup of this problem includes looking for the missing testicle, which could be high in the groin or inside the abdomen. The area is explored at surgery and if found, an attempt is made to bring the testicle into the scrotum.If there is no testicle a synthetic one could be placed.Waiting until puberty to do so could avoid repeated surgeries. ...Read more