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What can I do to stay entertained during bed rest?

What can I do to stay entertained during bed rest?

Healthtap :): I always recommend patients on bedrest have a laptop to help pass the time. Now i encourage patients to use healthtap as an education tool to help learn about their pregnancy. Having family visit, reading books and watching some favorite tv shows help too. ...Read more

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Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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How can the recovery process for subchondral insufficiency fracture be speeded up. what are dos and donts to be followed during bed rest.

Not bed rest.: There aren't many options for speeding healing in the sense you are hoping. You should engage in healthy lifestyle habits such as maintaining a healthy weight, quit smoking and excessive drinking. You can attempt some healing by using crutches to take some of the weight off of your hip but many patients with this condition will require surgery. ...Read more

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How can the recovery process for subchondral insufficiency fracture be speeded up. what are dos and dont's to be followed during bed rest.

How can the recovery process for subchondral insufficiency fracture be speeded up. what are dos and dont's to be followed during bed rest.

It can't be sped up.: it can't be sped up. It can be slowed down by trying to return too fast. It takes time to heal the fractures. ...Read more

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I have B/L DVT (prolonged bed rest) since 2001. I want to run a marathon. What precautions should I take before, during and after the run?

I have B/L DVT (prolonged bed rest) since 2001. I want to run a marathon. What precautions should I take before, during and after the run?

See your doctor: Your doctor should review all your testing and check your legs. If you have DVTs right now these could dislodge and go to your lungs. If you have a filter in your inferior vena cava that can prevent most clots from moving. If you are on Warfarin/Coumadin then your levels need checked. Seeing your doctor would be the best advice. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of bed rest?

Unclear: Randomized trials to date have not shown bedrest to benefit women in terms of preterm delivery. Activity likely raises blood pressure in women with hypertension of pregnancy, though this is likely more of a downstream effect than an impact on the actual pathologic process. ...Read more

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What does it mean to go on bed rest?

What does it mean to go on bed rest?

Bed rest: Bed rest simply means that the only thing you do is stay in bed. Sometimes your provider will allow you to get up and go to the bathroom, but sometimes not. The order for bed rest is given when a persons medical condition is likely to worsen by being up and around. We try not to do bed rest very often, but it is a necessary part of some patients care. This is most common in obstetrics. ...Read more

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What can I expect when I am on bed rest?

Just that: You want to limit yourself when it comes to major physical activities, so bed rest is bed rest. Try not to get bored, but you need to listen to the dr. And stay restful for you health and possibly the health of your baby if pregnant. Good luck. ...Read more

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What complications are associated with bed rest?

Muscular atrophy: Some women placed on strict bedrest, especially those with a cerclage in place, may be told to avoid any straining with their abdominal muscles. Depending on how long they remain on bedrest, they may develop moderate to severe atrophy of the abdominal core muscle group as well as the legs, buttocks and arms. ...Read more

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How will I know if I will have to go on bed rest?

Bed rest is rare: The vast majority of pregnant women never need bed rest. Your doctor will discuss this with you if any complications develop that require bed rest, but there is really not a way to look ahead and predict. ...Read more

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