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Stroke Adult Day Care Services
Local DSS: Your local department of social services will have a complete list of regulations and features that an adult daycare should possess. You can also investigate if the ones you're looking at have been cited, and for what. The state dept of social services will also possess such a list of regulations, though they do not do the inspections themselves. ...Read more
Is it true that teens and young adults can potentially have a stroke if they've been experiencing really bad headaches?
It is extremely rare: for teenagers or young adults to have a stroke but it can occur. Bad headaches can be associated with a number of problems, such as migraines, sinus disease, stress, high blood pressure, and in rare cases tumors. Knowing the source of the headaches can be very helpful in determining the proper treatment. For more info on migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more
What can cause childlike speech, head pain, eyes bouncing, tounge flickering in an adult? Stroke and tumor already ruled out
Unclear: Depends on age, which help frame potential causes. Given this limited information, may consider a medication side effect. The tongue effect may be tardive dyskinesia. May also be schizophrenia or related conditions. Definitely needs further evaluation- consider a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to stabilize soft arterial plaque that every adult has in order to prevent a stroke, PE , heart attack, etc.?
Excellent Question: Statins- and other drugs and nutritional supplements that lower your LDL particle number and favorably alter your LDL pattern as much as possible. Omega 3 supplements to help lower triglycerides and change LDL pattern when appropriate. Anti- inflammatory diet- avoid sugar, high fructose corn syrup and the like- speak with a nutritionist. There are other suggestions but this is a good start! ...Read more
What're some good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults (schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar)?
Group therapy: Your local mental health center (csb) is best resource. ...Read more
What are long term effects on an adult who may have had kawasaki disease as a child and was never treated. At 21 i had a mi at 25 chronic htn at 48 i had a stroke. My dr keep asking me about a rash when i was a child. One dr said i probably had undiagnose
Kawasaki : Kawasaki disease is a very rare and poorly understood disease that affects the blood vessel walls, the mucous membranes, and the lymph nodes in children under the age of 5. There is no specific test that leads to the diagnosis, rather there are a list of criteria that a patient must have to qualify for kawasaki disease. Treatment usually includes intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig), high dose Aspirin and sometimes steroids. Many patients will also be followed with heart ultrasounds every 1-2 years since 25% of kids will develop coronary aneurysms (bubbles in the walls of the heart's blood vessels). These aneurysms can cause a myocardial infarction (heart attack). That being said 99% of kids of with kawasaki disease completely recover with early detection and treatment. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been holding in my waste since i was in day care.i waite 2 or 3 days and then i go what can happen to me if i continue to do this?
STRETCH=MALFUNCTION: Hold your poo long enough and the large intestine balloons. The muscles in the wall stretch thin and become less capable of efficient emptying. This can be reversed if a normal pattern is pushed by scheduled emptying.If not, this leads to a lifetime of chronic bowel malfunction.Intermittent constipation and bowel leakage. Similar things happen with the bladder wall, but are less common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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