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Dr. Creighton Wright
18 doctors shared insights

Terminal Care (Overview)

Terminal care refers to health care related to the end of life. The focus of terminal care is not to provide cure of disease, but to make a person as comfortable and as happy as possible according to the end stage of their illness.


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Explain bechett disease is it terminal?

Explain bechett disease is it terminal?

Rarely: Behçet’s disease is likely a vasculitis problem that results in ulcers, typically in or around mucous membranes (like the mouth). Prognosis has greatly improved in the last decade or two with more severe disease in those with eye symptoms and most severe in those with central nervous system symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
18 doctors shared insights

Terminal Care (Overview)

Terminal care refers to health care related to the end of life. The focus of terminal care is not to provide cure of disease, but to make a person as comfortable and as happy as possible according to the end stage of their illness.


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Is chronic thrombolic a terminal disease?

Unlikely.: Unclear what the actual diagnosis that was provided. However most diseases with the name 'chronic' are likely not terminal as in a prognosis of months. If talking about chronic thromboembolism that leads to pulmonary hypertension then need to discuss with your lung doctor. As with most diseases, it depends on the cause and is the cause reversible or controllable or not. ...Read more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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Is hydrocephalus a terminal illness?

Is hydrocephalus a terminal illness?

No: There are a variety of conditions that can occur with hydrocephalus from severe to not noticeable at all. Depending on the type and severity, a surgical procedure referred to as a vp shunt can be placed. This allows the extra fluid to be reabsorbed from the abdominal area. This has been very successful although complications with infections can crop up. ...Read more

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Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

No: There are different severity of reactive airway diseases. So the answer would be no. ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
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Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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What is the function of an axon terminal?

What is the function of an axon terminal?

Transmission: The axon transmits the electrical signal from the nerve to the next nerve or a muscle through the neuromuscular junction. ...Read more

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When is cancer terminal?

When is cancer terminal?

Very broad subject..: There is no "simple" answer. There are ever evolving treatments for cancer. One would consider cancer to be terminal when there are no treatment options that remain due to recurrence, extensive metastasis to other organs, or lack of responsiveness to the existing options. Hope & belief are important aspects of a cure - the term terminal tends to diminish them and should be used with caution. ...Read more

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Living a Long Life (Checklist)

Check the CDC website to see what is recommended.
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Asthmatics, diabetics, dialysis patients should have flu shots!
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The only thing you need to get Shingles is a history of chickenpox.
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Update TDaP every 10 yrs.
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Is COPD reversible or is it terminal?

Is COPD reversible or is it terminal?

COPD: COPD is an acronym for a number of diseases that lead to progressive lung function loss, breathing problems, and disability in many patients at risk due to chronic inflammation caused by noxious stimuli-- like smoking. The stage of COPD is crucial in determining risk of premature loss of life and a pulmonary function test is needed. The more severe, the greater the risk potential. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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End Of Life Care (Definition)

Care that is palliative, ie symptom support , but no treatment of ...Read more