Doctor insights on:
What Should You Do To Massage A Stroke Patient
Whatever it takes: People need to deal with traumatic brain injury patients in whatever way "works", depending on what behavior changes have occurred, what skills have been lost, and possible emotional changes. Patience is the word - remember, the patient may be working extremely hard to say or do something they once did not even think about. Talk with their doctors about how to help, and talk out to support sites. ...Read more
Great value: A nurse presence in the home can provide support for feeding, dressing, cleaning, and other activities of daily living. Extremely helpful during the process of rehab, as many patients will be unable to take care of themselves a visiting nurse in the home setting can allow other family members to pursue their individual responsibilities. ...Read more
Not sure what u mean: Thalassemia is a constitutional deficiency in the production of one of the globin chains. There are many variants that manifest a wide severity of symptoms from none to transfusion dependence. Alpha thal major (lack of Alpha chain synthesis is incompatible with life. People with thalassemia syndromes need to be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies greatly: This depends on what you are trying to treat and who your practitioner is. For instance craniosacral therapy is done by some some massage therapists and chiropractors - good for various musculoskeletal problems. Generally, chiropractors work on joints(ribs, spine...). Massage therapists work on the soft tissue (muscles, connective tissue...). Ideally both joints and soft tissue are treated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep in control: Do not panic. Get the patient down and on their side, if possible. Do not restrain, but do try to be firm but not aggressive in keeping them calm and lying or seated and not trying to get up or run around. During the seizure do not put any thing into the mouth, but keep the airway clear and wipe the mouth. Call for hlep, but keep eye on patient and try to keep time record of what happens. ...Read more
Call 911!: Learn CPR and basic first aid so you will know what to do. There are apps around that can help with this but you need to be familiar with the basics before someone needs help. If untrained, call 911. Sometimes the dispatcher can give you some suggestions about what steps you should take. Anyone may be able to save a life, or be part of helping to save a life, with CPR and First Aid training. ...Read more
Online resources: There are plenty of resources online that you can use. Webmd, mayo clinic website for patients, medscape etc. You could also talk to your doctor if you have a specific question. Best place to start may be national stroke association's website. http://www.stroke.org/site/pageserver?pagename=explainingstroke. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm needing some advice about how to massage a client with a neuro stimulator in their lumbar region.?
Keep Clear of Device: Just be aware not to massage around the battery site as it can cause the battery to move or pull on the leads in the spine. Also probably ask your client to turn machine off while getting massage if possible. Some people can experience an increase in stimulation if leads are pushed closer to spinal cord with massage. Try and use short strokes for technique around the scar tissue and battery. ...Read more
Sudden headache: Brain aneurysms are usually undetected except when they rupture. When this happens it is cataclysmic with the sudden onset of the "worst headache of ones life". This can lead to neck stiffness, sensitivity to light, nausea/vomiting, coma. The headache is often described as a "thunderclap" headache. Immediate medical attention shoudl be sought. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always easy: I can understand reluctance to see a doctor, and many feel too expensive, not necessary, "they can't help". But let the person know that one seizure leads to another, that it is against the law to drive, and risk of injury or death from a future spell, to themselves or others. Might gain some traction by inquiring whether they are embarrassed by this, as some think this is a sign of insanity. ...Read more
How direct should you be to a therapist that you want to die and have a plan and then what happens if it is ignored.
Wanting to Die: 100% direct. You are going to this professional to get help. You are being brave to ask for help. Ask for help with full honesty. ...Read more
What happens if you had healthy kidneys and wanted to give them a extra cleaning, so to speak. would a medical spa (medispa) be able to do this service?
Cleaning kidneys: Your healthy kidneys will not be helped nor hurt by any medical spa treatment. That is because one's kidneys do not need any "extra treatment". Enjoy the spa, however, do not think it will have any effect on your kidneys. ...Read more
Encourage & support: This is a very difficult situation. Education for yourself and your loved one is key. Finding out about the cancer and the options for treatment is important. For example, many of the old stigma about chemotherapy and radiation therapy has changed. Many of these treatments are newer, improved and better tolerated. Furthermore, many of these treatments can make a big improvement in survival. ...Read more
How do you treat nosebleeds? I need a proper explanation. When should I apply ice to constrict vessels? What part should I ice? When to call emt?
ABC's of nose bleeds: Nosebleeds usually occur on the septum at a point where superficial blood vessels come together. This area is very accessible and can be compressed by simply squeezing on both sides, just below the bony pyramid of the nose. Tilt the head back to elevate the nose and keep compression for approximately 3-5 minutes. If continued bleeding hold for 5 more. Seek medical attention soon! ...Read more
Is it appropriate to invite a doctor and Pyschologist to a funeral of a client they treated and how do you do this . Thank you?
Grief process: It is likely that the Doctor and Psychologist know about the funeral of the client and have contacted the family , and made the decision whether to attend the funeral of the client. You can say prayer for this person, show support for the family; and be with the people who can comfort you. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What should you do if someone has a stroke?
- What should you do if someone is having a stroke?
- What are the treatments for a stroke patient?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- If you are constipated what should you do
- What should i do if a patient has chest pain?
- What should you do if you have an ingrown toenail?
- What should you do if you feel dizzy?
- Talk to a neurologist online