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What Conditions That Put Someone At Risk Of Decubitus Ulcers Other Than A Cva
Spinal cord injury: The general rule for decubitus ulcers (more accurately pressure sores) is "no pressure, no sore." if any of us stay in one position too long, we will get a pressure sore. We do not because we move and shift our weight, even when asleep. Those at risk for pressure sores are those who cannot do this: spinal cord injury patients or weak or debilitated patients who cannot move themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A decubitus ulcer is a pressure sore, caused by unrelieved pressure-induced ischemic tissue death. Decubiti are most commonly seen in areas of chronic pressure (heels, buttocks, thighs, and even the back of the head) in patients who are immobilized without being turned and repositioned. These are commonly elderly, comatose, or paralyzed individuals who cannot offload ...Read more
What is the highest blood pressure reading that someone can have that doesn't increase risk for heart attack or stroke.
Are the high risk types of HPV more persistent than low risk types? What's the average length of an infection from when first infected to clearance?
What are the chances for a teenager to get a heart attack, stroke, or infarct? And reason of what could cause them.. Other than drugs
Congenital obesity: Congenital abnormalities like patent ductus arteriosus, tetralogy of fallout, patent foramen ovale. Valve issues. Occasionally heat prostration and electrolyte issues (2 a day football practices in august). Childhood morbid obesity, endocrine issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart attack: Family history is one of the risk factors for atherosclerosis and for heart attack. If heart attack 'runs' in your family then you are prudent to be very careful not to smoke and to diet, exercise and take care of all those risk factors that you can improve. You're stuck with your family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it more dangerous for someone with that blood type or a big heart to be operated on than other blood types?
Heart disease or stroke if person not moving can't take aspirin can other person put aspirin under the tongue of person?
Complicated. HTPrime: Why immobile? Stroke? I'm not sure of the question, but a person CAN have a heart attack or a stroke when immobile. Stroke is more often due to VENOUS clots than arterial clots & the treatment is different. Dissolvable aspirin can be given under the tongue; however, his/her stomach needs protection as he/she is at increased risk for ulcers when immobile. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD about treatment ...Read more
Does disautonomia or pots patients have a higher risk of any kind of heart attack than the general public?
CVD risk of POTS: 32 F asks: Does disautonomia or pots patients have a higher risk of any kind of heart attack than the general public? ANS: not that I am aware of and have been doing BP problems for 50 years. I would recommend going to PUBMED and search dysautomomia AND POTS and myocardial infarction and see what comes up and they ask you treating physician as knows you best. ...Read more
Genetic and others: There are several inherited factors that, if positive, can increase risk of clotting. There are factors that can be increased due infection or other illness that can increase clotting risk. Older age is also a factor. Decreased mobility is also a risk factor, and this can very predictable after certain surgeries. ...Read more
Are there any occupations that may predispose a person to a higher degree (than the general population is otherwise) of forming blood clots?
Yes: Job required prolong sitting (desk ) or standing (Traffic police, Military guard ) or extended travels (pilot, bus or truck driver) increases risk for blood clot especailly associated with other risk foactors such as smoking. Blood clots associated with prolonged sitting in front of a computercalled “seated immobility thromboembolism” or “e-thrombosis”. ...Read more
Can it be that a family history of heart disease put me at risk of congestive heart failure at age 18 ?
Can taking an aspirin a day reduce the risk of heart disease but increase the risk of other disorders?
In diabetic ulcers is it neuropathy or macrovascular disease that causes them? Can you get ulcers withouth macrovascular complications?
Diabetic ulcers: There are multiple concurrent causes of an ulcer in a diabetic that include: nerve problems, blood supply problems, and healing issues. With blood supply problems they can be macrovascular (large vessels) and or microvascular (microscopic vessels). Either or both can be a factor in the complications and cause of ulcers associated with diabetics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more