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What is the best way to manage a cancer patient who is experiencing shortness of breath while sitting upright?

What is the best way to manage a cancer patient who is experiencing shortness of breath while sitting upright?

Complicated: There needs to be more detail to answer this. What type of cancer, coexisting diseases. If shortness of breath is worse sitting up than lying flat, this suggests liver disease. This is best answered by seeing a doctor and having a full medical exam. ...Read more

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When is the right time to go the hospital and what is the best position to be in to make labor easier. thanks in advance!

When is the right time to go the hospital and what is the best position to be in to make labor easier. thanks in advance!

Labor: The best time to go to the hospital is when you are having contractions that are coming regularly,about 10-15 min apart. This also depends on how far away you are from the hospital. There is no one position that is best for labor. Everyone is differently. ...Read more

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What is the best way to breathe and it's benefits?

What is the best way to breathe and it's benefits?

Breathing: Breathing is a voluntary process. You cannot control it. You can however, through chnages in the body make it perform differently. Like for example when exercising you breathe faster. Like in yoga you concentrate on deep breathing etc.... ...Read more

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What is the correct way to use your knee muscles when you go down the stairs?

What is the correct way to use your knee muscles when you go down the stairs?

Read this!: http://www.smilingbackmethod.com/articles/walking-downstairs.htm?b=1&font=serif.

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What is a way to stop restless legs without quitting caffeine? My right leg is the one. Feel the need to crack it too.

What is a way to stop restless legs without quitting caffeine? My right leg is the one. Feel the need to crack it too.

Avoid stimulants: Taking a stimulant such as cafeine will iikely make restless legs worse - so that would be the first step. It would n't make sense to prescribe a medication to control RLS if you are taking caffeine. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lay when resting a bad back?

What is the best way to lay when resting a bad back?

Depends: There is no specific position. Would say whichever position causes the least amount of pain. ...Read more

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My asthma is particularly bad this time of year, and makes it hard to sleep. What is the best position to sleep in to reduce coughing and wheezing?

My asthma is particularly bad this time of year, and makes it hard to sleep. What is the best position to sleep in to reduce coughing and wheezing?

Uncontrolled asthma: if you have difficulty sleeping in any position and you are asthmatic, you need to be evaluated, it might not be your lungs though, at any rate, elevating your head would help some, but that's not the way to deal with your uncontrolled asthma, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best way to resolve insomnia and sleeping problems?

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What is the best way to resolve insomnia and sleeping problems?

Insomnia: Depending on the causes which need to be treated first. For primary insomnia with no apparent cause, sleep hygeine works fairly well. ...Read more

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What is straight back syndrome and how to make the pain better?

What is straight back syndrome and how to make the pain better?

May not cause pain: Straight back syndrome is loss of the normal concavity of the thoracolumbar spine with a narrowed anteroposterior chest dimension, this can compress the heart giving the appearance of a widened heart (pancaked heart). You can have an ejection murmur. The pain may be unrelated to the straight back. ...Read more

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What is the best position to stand / sit in when suffering an asthma attack?

What is the best position to stand / sit in when suffering an asthma attack?

Comfort...: During an acute asthma episode, whatever position allows you to breathe easier is the right one for you. Most patients are more comfortable sitting upright but it varies so do whatever is right for you! ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to releieve pain for spondylothesis other the streching and being hunched over?

Please help! what is the best way to releieve pain for spondylothesis other the streching and being hunched over?

Depends on type of: Spondylolisthesis & if Any associated conditions as disc herniation &/or spinal stenosis. Most treated non op with good weight control, avoiding tobacco, regular exercise including flexibility, core strengthening & cardio workouts. A back support & OTC meds can help. If not see a spine specialist for further evaluation with possible PT, meds, injections or even surgery if no improvement. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have trouble getting to sleep. What is the best way to quiet the mind?

Sometimes I have trouble getting to sleep.  What is the best way to quiet the mind?

Insomnia: Many people have trouble falling asleep in a timely manner. The best place to start is with proper sleep 'hygiene'. Only use your bed for sleeping and sexual activity. Avoid naps all day and caffeine after lunch. Having a healthy diet and exercising properly will also help you rest at night. Be sure to sleep in a quiet spot. It is normal to wait up to 20 minutes to fall asleep. ...Read more

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What exactly is the proper way to breathe when out of breath?

Slowly: Taking in a slow deep breath and pursing your lips when you breath out will help to open up the lungs and improve your shortness of breath. Try to drink some water to improve your hydration as well. ...Read more

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What is the possible problem and what solution for his case? 2y/o sweating while sleeping/nap back is cold to touch.

What is the possible problem and what solution for his case? 2y/o sweating while sleeping/nap back is cold to touch.

Night sweat?: If your child is sickly, coughs a lot and sweats at night, you should take him to the doctor and get checked for tuberculosis. However, if he is well otherwise, has no other symptoms and is growing normally, has normal activities, he may be sweating during his sleep because he is dressed too warmly, moves around a lot in his sleep, so he would be sweating from the activity. No problem then. ...Read more

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What is the best way snd time to check your blood pressure laying down for ten minutes or what?

What is the best way snd time to check your blood pressure laying down for ten minutes or what?

Chill, but not much: I advise patients to check their bp first thing in the AM. Sitting down, arm relaxed. I like the Omron automatic cuff (around your upper arm; do not use a wrist device). Keep a diary of your bp and bring to your MD for review if the pressure averages are elevated (greater than 130-140/80-90). Remember, bp is dynamic and being too calm and relaxed is not your "normal" state. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a cough? And body pains?

What is the best way to treat a cough? And body pains?

Depends on the cough: If you have an underlying medical issue like asthma and emphysema, speak to your doctor about this. If you have a cold a teaspoon of honey is as effective as many over the counter remedies. If you have fevers >102 of cough for more than 10 days, see your doctor. Finally, for muscle pain, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lower back strain? Rest seems to help the most.

What is the best treatment for lower back strain? Rest seems to help the most.

NSAIDs, stretching: low back pain is a common problem. While disc disease and degeneration often is seen on x Rays, muscle is still the most common reason for continues pain. Therefore, anti inflammatories and muscle relaxants are good medicine choices. Stretching, massage, and strengthening will help. Learning proper ergonomics will prevent recurrences. PT can help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing with asthma without my inhaler?

What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing with asthma without my inhaler?

Need inhaler: The preferred treatment for relief of asthma symptoms including cough, wheezing, chest tightness is albuterol by inhaler or nebulizer. Avoiding the trigger (smoke, etc) can help and remaining calm will help, but asthma can be serious (life-threatening) and delaying treatment with medications can lead to poor outcomes. ...Read more