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Dr. Elena Bravver
140 doctors shared insights

Wheelchairs (Overview)

Wheelchairs are devices used for mobility by people who are temporarily or permanently unable to safely walk.


Dr. Elena Bravver
140 doctors shared insights

Wheelchairs (Overview)

Wheelchairs are devices used for mobility by people who are temporarily or permanently unable to safely walk.


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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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How do I find a good wheelchair?

How do I find a good wheelchair?

PT: Best to work with a physical therapist. They can advise you on the wheelchair that would best fit your needs. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are good ab workouts for someone in a wheelchair?

Please tell me what are good ab workouts for someone in a wheelchair?

Wheelchair workout: Several activities are good for maintaining muscular strength while in a wheelchair. Isometric exercises would help. Try to press down on a table top while in the wheelchair with both arms, maintain this for about 20 sec each time. Do at least 10 reps twice a day. If you have movement in legs, try lifting them one by one about 100 times gradually twice a day. That should help..Good luck ...Read more

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Is prelox safe for childs as well?

Is prelox safe for childs as well?

Highly doubt it: Prelox is a combination product designed to enhance blood flow and sexual performance in men. There is really no good reason why a child would take it, except by accidental ingestion. It is completely untested, and dosing is not available. Medicines like this are not 100% safe in adults and are certainly not safe in children. ...Read more

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My two year olds temperature is 104...When does high temp become dangerous?

My two year olds temperature is 104...When does high temp become dangerous?

Condition not temp: Kids febrile response to illness is more a gauge of how well their body rejects the germs than how serious the illness.I've had kids with 105 giggling & running down the hallway while some with 100.4 couldn't move without pain.Any kid with sustained t >102 for >12hrs deserves a dr visit.I am more concerned about taking fluids, wet diapers & play.A 7yo with 107 last yr with flu did quite well. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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