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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 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
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'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 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
Stay home: Is one. Nanny/opere/private sitter are all alternative options to daycare. Many parents have relatives that also can watch their children, ;grandparents, aunts, close friends. Some parents arrange to work different shifts so that one parent is always home with the kids. These are some options. Hopefully you will find the best one for you. ...Read more
Not for many: Many people find this type of work inherently stressful. However, it might be nirvana for some. ...Read more
Somewhat: At a given time one or more infants can have minimal symptoms of giardia & be in a day care center. Poor technique may lead to contamination of a variety of surfaces including a changing table & hands tainted with the microscopic cysts may bring them to the mouth where the cyst enters the body to begin the infestation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home: Home is where mommy is. Find out what the rules and approaches are, in terms of presence of mom. You should try to stay around your baby as much as possible at this stage. If moms are allowed, change schedules to try to be present often when baby is there. ...Read more
Personal preference: There really isn't a 'right' answer to this question. I have my personal opinion formed after almost 30 years of caring for kids. In the first 3 years of life, I really think family care is better. Helps baby form bonds and learn trust, decreases exposure to illness. After age 3, I think the social needs of the child are very different and the social needs outweigh any other benefits. ...Read more
Can doctors tell me what does the physical examnation consist of for first time day care workers?
Grandma watches fox news all day and gets worried. She already had a stroke. Should she change channels?
Worrines & STROKE: Stroke is caused by plaques of cholesterol or uncontrolled hypertenssion. Anxiety may elevate the blood pressure. Help her encouraging to watch news only one hour a day. Suggest to her to participate c more positive activities like tai chi or otherr exercises like daily walking, involve her in religius meetings (prayer groups or groups helping others. She might need medicines for anxiety if sever. ...Read more
I typically try to stay low on sodium. 2, 000 or less per day. Today i splurged and had 6-7, 000 mg of sodium. Should i be concerned about a stroke?
I have been holding in my waste since i was in day care. I wait 2 or 3 days and then I go to the bathroom. What will happen to me if i keep this on?
Constipation: It is not good to hold your stool in, over time your rectum will stretch and you may lose the ability to sense the need to go stool, which may lead to accidents. You should try to have a soft stool every day or every other day. ...Read more
My 8month old started day care a month ago 2 days aweek and since then has caught some kind of sickness.Can i give him anything to boost his immunity?
immune system: We expect children to be sick 6-12 times a year and they can have anything from a running nose to pneumonia. Each time a child gets sick it stimulates his immune system to build antibodies, so that by age7-8 he is approaching adult levels of immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer