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What conditions that put someone at risk of decubitus ulcers other than a cva?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Decubitus (Definition)

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


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That put someone at risk of decubitus ulcers other than a cva?

That put someone at risk of decubitus ulcers other than a cva?

Decubitus: Decubitus ulcer is commonly seen in paraplegics and long bedridden patients becuase of the contonuous pressure and not moving . It affects the blood supply and cause necrosis of the area ...Read more

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What are things that increase the risk of an ulcer bleeding?

What are things that increase the risk of an ulcer bleeding?

Ulcer bleeding: H. Pylori, alcohol, nsaids, acetaminophen, spicy products just to name a few common irritants which in due time increases the risk of ulcer bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the highest blood pressure reading that someone can have that doesn't increase risk for heart attack or stroke.

What is the highest blood pressure reading that someone can have that doesn't increase risk for heart attack or stroke.

Variable: But 140/80'is at the edge. Systolic 150 or more and diastolic 90'or more are concerning and anything systolic 180 or diastolic above 100 are quite dangerous i think. ...Read more

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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?

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?

High risk longer: Yes, high risk types typically take longer to clear than low risk HPV types. The exact time isn't well known, but some studies suggest that high risk HPV of the cervix usually is cleared over 6-24 months. ...Read more

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Would having a family history of heart attack put you more at risk than other people?

Would having a family history of heart attack put you more at risk than other people?

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 more

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Heart disease or stroke if person not moving can't take aspirin can other person put aspirin under the tongue of person?

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

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Does disautonomia or pots patients have a higher risk of any kind of heart attack than the general public?

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

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What factors place a person at risk for thrombus formation?

What factors place a person at risk for thrombus formation?

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

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Are there any occupations that may predispose a person to a higher degree (than the general population is otherwise) of forming blood clots?

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

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Can it be that a family history of heart disease put me at risk of congestive heart failure at age 18 ?

Can it be that a family history of heart disease put me at risk of congestive heart failure at age 18 ?

Probably not: My advise to you is that during your early age you decrease all controllable risk factors possible. Keep healthy weight, do not smoke, control chol, bp, exercise, do not drink, control stress. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting an mra when a patient has renal failure resulting from diabetes?

What are the risks of getting an mra when a patient has renal failure resulting from diabetes?

Nephrogenic: Systemic sclerosis, a very rare fibrosing disease of the body, can occur if MRI contrast is given to patients with severe renal disease. Mra done without contrast does not pose any additional risk to a patient with diabetes and renal disease. ...Read more

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In diabetic ulcers is it neuropathy or macrovascular disease that causes them? Can you get ulcers withouth macrovascular complications?

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 more

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Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?

Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?

Venous disorder: Post phlebitic (thrombotic) syndrome is a venous disorder and is a result of having had a clot in the deep veins leading to venous hypertension and venous insufficiency. It does not make one more prone to stroke or heart disease. ...Read more

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Need advice to what are the risk factors of a stroke?

Need advice to what are the risk factors of a stroke?

Stroke: Ischemic hemorrhagic thromboembolic atherosclerotic reversible non-reversible hypertension high cholesterol diabetes smoking irregular heart rhythm thickening of blood sleep apnea age family history drugs. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

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


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more