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Why can I not do my cardiac rehab on my own?

Why can I not do my cardiac rehab on my own?

You need to be watch: In cardiac rehab you are constantly being monitored with your heart rate and blood pressure. After a cardiac event, either heart attack or surgery, you are the most suspectiple time to have something go wrong. Don't do it on your own. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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Do I need to do any shoulder rehab if I dislocated it and popped it back in on my own?

Do I need to do any shoulder rehab if I dislocated it and popped it back in on my own?

Yes: Physical therapy, which includes a program of shoulder girdle strengthening, is important to avoid recurrent instability episodes of subluxation and/or dislocation. You can try to do it on your own, but ideally you should see a trained health care professional if you want to achieve optimum results. ...Read more

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I have footdrop in my left leg what can I do on my own to help it heal?

I have footdrop in my left leg what can I do on my own to help it heal?

Why: Why do you have footdrop? Injury, trauma, after surgery, spontaneous? Treatment and expectations would depend on the etiology of the foot drop. We often brace a foot drop to prevent tendon/muscle contractures. ...Read more

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I am 35, I was in a wreck in 07 I hhave had problem since in my neck and back the drs say they can't find anything wrong, its not in my head I do my exercises OTC meds have stopped working and I had to quit my job can barely clean my own house what do I

I am 35, I was in  a wreck in 07 I hhave had problem since in my neck and back the drs say they can't find anything wrong, its not in my head I do my exercises OTC meds have stopped working and I had to quit my job can barely clean my own house what do I

Get another opinion: You should get another opinion & possibly update your studies if they are dated from around the time of your injury. Sometimes, there are changes seen later that were induced from an earlier injury that may have not have manifested themselves on imaging done about the time of injury. Sometimes, complete imaging is not always obtained and you may need a spine specialist to guide further testing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ulces on my ankels I do not have diabeties I was in an accident that damaged my legs so What to do if I have bad circulation. my doctors have?

What to do if I have ulces on my ankels I do not have diabeties I was in an accident that damaged my legs so What to do if I have bad circulation. my doctors have?

Ulcers: on the insides of the ankles can be very common in patients with decreased circulation... there are many types of treatments that can help with healing the ulcers as well as helping the circulation problem. ...Read more

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Im 18, I have low thyroid but my doctors decided its not bad enough to be on medication. When and how will they decide to put me on meds?

Im 18, I have low thyroid but my doctors decided its not bad enough to be on medication. When and how will they decide to put me on meds?

Get second opinion: If you are having symptoms you should be treated. If you feel well and your thyroid hormone tests are only slightly out of range it's okay to retest in six months to establish a trend. I find most people feel better one treatment is started even in mild cases. If you aren't getting your concerns addresses by your doctor you might consider a second opinion. Talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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I usually feel pain on my back, and dumb on my legs. What should I do to find what the cause is?

I usually feel pain on my back, and dumb on my legs. What should I do to find what the cause is?

Probably Muscular: Many have back pain and leg numbness. If pain stays in your back yet your legs go numb - especially if it comes and goes - this is usually musculoskeletal back pain and a proper stretching, icing and other therapy regimen will help. Constant numbness and/or pain down leg is possibly be a sign of nerve trouble. Ditto neck/arm. Either way, see your doctor. Sports medicine doc may help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have brain surgery while I'm on my period what do I do?

What to do if I have brain surgery while I'm on my period what do I do?

No difference: Your menstral cycle would not be an issue for surgery. The feminine hygiene would be the same. ...Read more

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How do I do a self infusion on my arm?

How do I do a self infusion on my arm?

What?: What are you trying to infuse? Unless you have a specific medication and a picc line (in which case, a nurse should have instructed you on how to administer the infusion), IV infusion of anything else is extremely dangerous. Please clarify. ...Read more

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This 3 months i got gout and blood clots on my feet and knee. What do i have to take care my self? I didnt have any blood problems and Im not obesity

This 3 months i got gout and blood clots on my feet and knee. 
What do i have to take care my self? I didnt have any blood problems and Im not obesity

Avoid gout provokers: like beer and red meat and high purine foodslike seafood and yet have to eat modestly these thigns for they can be good. blood cliots? are you sure ? proven by doppler ultrasound? if so get a hypercoaguable lab panel you might have a gentic predisposiution to this, see hematologist . take 81 mg aspirin daily to help avoid clots , don't sit too long , walk alot , ...Read more

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Before and after surgery on my wrist i was unable to staighten my fingers they are bend what can I do to relive this problem?

Before and after surgery on my wrist i was unable to staighten my fingers they are bend what can I do to relive this problem?

More: Information is needed. Wrist surgeries can be simple or very complex. They may involve tendons or not. Therapy is usually a great way to recover after surgery. ...Read more

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Hi! sometimes i feel pain in my lungs. I smoke. Why do my lungs hurt? What can it be? Do i need to visit a doctor?

Hi! sometimes i feel pain in my lungs. I smoke. Why do my lungs hurt? What can it be? Do i need to visit a doctor?

Any number of things: It is impossible to diagnose this vague pain over the internet, but your smoking makes lung cancer a significant concern. You need an exam, imaging, and proper history done by a doctor. ...Read more

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Both of my ankles keep giving out. What could be the cause? I had surgery on my left so I know why they gives me problems but why do they both?

Both of my ankles keep giving out. What could be the cause? I had surgery on my left so I know why they gives me problems but why do they both?

See your doc.: At 18 years old, if you're finding difficulty bearing weight on your ankles, that would indicate a problem that needs imaging (at the very least an xray) to me... go see your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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I do have swelling in my legs and feet why doese it fell like things are cawiig on me I do have corney heart diease I am on meds to

I do have swelling in my legs and feet why doese it fell like things are cawiig on me I do have corney  heart diease I am on meds to

Many possibilities: The feeling of bugs crawling on your skin can be caused by a variety of different conditions some of which including peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, vitamin B12 deficiency, Morgellons disease and side effects to medications. Discuss it with you physician and have them help you determine the cause. ...Read more

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I wanna do cutting on my wrists and i wanted to know of what I have to be mindful and what happens when i hit this blue/green vein on my wrist?

Go to ER: You will kill yourself. That is what the " his majestie's service" do to kill their opponent dissidents. You should seek immidiate medical/ psych help. ...Read more

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What can I do if my lips are torn up from my braces! what do I do?

What can I do if my lips are torn up from my braces! what do I do?

Call ur dentist: The wires, brackets, and attachments need to be adjusted. In the meanwhile place orthodontic wax on the sharp edges and lip balm on the irritated tissues. ...Read more

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I am about to have knee surgery and i am on methidone and they are putting me under on anesthesia and i do not want to tell my doctor is it fatal?

I am about to have knee surgery and i am on methidone and they are putting me under on anesthesia and i do not want to tell my doctor is it fatal?

Consultation.: You will need to consult with your surgeon and the anesthesiologist. The Methadone can depress the central nervous system and put you at risk. You will also need to talk about pain and pain medication during your recovery, as that will interact with your Methadone dose as well. ...Read more

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This is second time i fell broken heart... i thing to kill my self but cant because i have 3 daughters.. how can i face my problme...

This is second time i fell broken heart... i thing to kill my self but cant because i have 3 daughters.. how can i face my problme...

Seek help: You need to seek help and get treatment asap. If you ever feel suicidal, In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255. Therapists and specialists, as well as medication can help you feel much better. God bless and good luck! Help is available, please seek it! ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more