Archive for March 20th, 2012
» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 10:09 pm by
Question by Ray J: Is early diagnosis of arterial disease very important?
I have written before about how my mother was diagnosed with a case of neuropathy rather than arterial disease in her lower leg (though she hit all the risk factors, (diabetic for 35 years, hypertension, high cholesterol), 67 years of age) recent medical history etc (heart failure a couple of weeks earlier) for PAD)….The GP spent six weeks treating with anti nerve pain tablets (!)…When the Doctor first saw my mother she still circulation and a foot pulse present…six weeks later, no pulse, total agony, terrible ischemic pain, severely diseased artery, and the only choice was amputation or a vein bypass for which she was ill suited for….choose the bypass, saved the leg but died from the pressure the operation placed on her body led to her death….Yet if the Doctor had diagnosed properly could our mother had had angioplasty or atherectomy on that leg without the need for such a massive invasive procedure..Or which she always have needed a Bypass….!
Answer by Skeptic
Yes, it is, for a number of reasons. One reason above you spoke very loudly of, and I’m very sorry for what your mom had to go through. Early diagnose of PAD can also prevent embolism that can affect you heart, your brain, can cause either stroke or heart attack, and the loss of lower extremities cause by poor vascular circulation. We often hear advertisement on TV about this disease. Yes, early diagnosis is important.
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» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 7:59 pm by
Question by : Secondary brain injury trauma? does this count?
i recently had a brain injury about 8-9 months ago and spent 6 1/2 months in hospital i need to know how long it is till i can get hit in the head again bcuz cage fighting has always interested me and i like to go out 4 a drink sometimes
oh and i always have loved a fight and even more so now, ive been started on about 4 times since my accident and my friends have had all the fun of the fight
i just need to know if i can take some blows to the head
PLEASE HELP A FELLOW HUMAN BIENG IN NEED!
Answer by ndelrosario001
Dave, Dave, Dave…tsk tsk tsk. The brain is an important organ. If it’s malfunctioning, the rest will be screwed too. Studies have shown that even with one instance of brain trauma, you have more than 50% chance of getting Alzheimer’s Disease. If it involves a $ 1 million prize even if you lose, go ahead, if not, it’s not worth it.
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» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 3:49 pm by
Question by Lexy: What to do about bronchitis symptoms, chest wall pain, and green mucous?
I went to the health clinic because I was weezing when I breathed and they said I have bronchitis. One week later I had severe chest pains and back pain so bad I couldnt sleep. I went to the ER and they told me that I have enflamed muscles underneath my ribs. They also said I didnt seem to have a cold. The problem is I am now having trouble breathing again one week later and my stomache is upset. I am throwing up and coughing mucous up It has now turning up a dark green color. I also had some blood come up the other night. I cannot stop coughing and the pain in my chest and back is still there. I have been taking inflammatory med for the enflamed muscles but it doesnt seem to be working. What should I do and is my problem being overlooked?
Answer by pooasspurplemonkeydishwasher
back to the er is my first thought.
try sitting in your bathroom with the door closed and a towel covering the crack. Turn your shower on hot and sit in the steam for 10-15 mins. It will help to loosen the phlegm.
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» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 3:13 pm by
Check out these back pain relief device images:
Caption: KITGUM, Uganda, Oct 20 — Pfc. Kendra Hines, a medic assigned to the Army Reserve’s 7225th Medical Support Unit (MSU), uses a Pinnard Horn – a wooden listening device not often seen in America that is used to hear the baby’s heartbeat. The expectant mother arrived at Pajimo Clinic in the rural Kitgum district and gave birth 90 minutes later to a healthy 5.5 lb. baby boy. (Photo credit Maj. Corey Schultz, Army Reserve Communications.)
Army Reserve Nurse Delivers Baby in Rural Uganda
By Maj.Corey Schultz, U.S. Army Reserve Command
KITGUM, Uganda — When 1st Lt. Victoria Lynn Watson deployed to Uganda for Natural Fire 10, she never imagined using her labor and delivery nursing skills during the exercise.
But when a Ugandan woman, Linda, arrived in labor at Pajimo medical clinic, where the Army Reserve’s 7225th Medical Support Unit was partnering with East African medics to offer healthcare to the Kitgum community, Watson sprang into action.
She checked her watch. It was nearly 2:30 pm when medics hurried the 19-year-old expectant mother from the clinic gates where hundreds had gathered to receive care.
During the 10-day exercise, the medics run a daily clinic to treat upwards of 700 Ugandans a day for ailments such as arthritis, minor wounds, skin infections –and dental and optometry care. Soldiers from Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi are working alongside U.S. troops on medical, dental and engineering projects in the Kitgum region. Meanwhile, each nation is also taking part in security training and a simulated disaster relief exercise.
While pregnancy was not a planned treatment, the Pajimo clinic staffs a midwife and Watson was eager to assist. If the U.S. Army Reserve officer were back home in Abilene, Texas, she would do the same.
"This is what I do. I’m a labor and delivery nurse in my civilian job," Watson said, hurrying past Ugandan families clutching medicines and awaiting dental checks, "This is what I live for."
Watson serves with the 7231st Medical Support Unit in Lubbock, Texas, but volunteered to augment the 7225th for Uganda.
Once in the clinics maternity ward, Watson and Pfc. Kendra Hinds, a U.S. Army Reserve medic from Lubbock, Texas, joined Stella, the Ugandan midwife. Stella asked the lieutenant to work with her to deliver the child.
Stella and her Ugandan assistant prepared the delivery room. Watson’s examined the woman – nine centimeters and having contractions. Her watch read 3 p.m.
Hinds never helped a woman give birth. So, Watson talked her through the exam as they felt the mother’s stomach to see where the baby was.
"You can feel the contractions," Watson said to Hines. "Her sides and belly get hard. Feel here…that’s the head. It’s in the right place, that’s good. The baby is aligned right."
The midwife, Stella Betty Lamono – who goes by Stella, produced a Pinnard Horn – a wooden listening device not often seen in America that is used to hear the baby’s heartbeat. Watson and Hinds took turns listening.
Then Stella posed a question.
"You are delivering," Stella said. "You should name the baby."
"OK, I’ll name the baby," Watson said, in a light-hearted way. "How about, let’s see…Gracie for a girl? Yes, I like Gracie."
"And a boy?" asked Stella.
"Okay, for a boy…Cage. I like Cage."
Stella translated. The mother smiled, amused despite her obvious discomfort. It was nearly 3:30 p.m., the baby was coming but the delivery team still had things to do. They tried to start an intravenous drip.
There was a problem, they couldn’t find a vein. They spoke with the mother and found she had not eaten anything for two days.
"She’s dehydrated, she needs something with sugar," Watson said.
Soldiers offered sweet powdered drink pack from their daily rations – MRE’s, such as lemon-flavored ice tea and a lemon-lime electrolyte drinks.
Watson stirred each drink in a green plastic cup and gave it to the mother, who drank thirstily.
The team then found a vein for an IV, the mother tried to relax. From time to time, she would lift a pink curtain and gaze through the window into the dusty yard. Things quieted.
Meanwhile, her sister arranged swaddling clothes on the receiving table at the other side of the room.
"How many weeks is she?" Hinds asked.
"Thirty-eight," Stella said, confidently.
Ugandan midwives determine the duration of the pregnancy by feeling the stomach for the size of the baby’s head versus the height of the fundus — how high the uterus has pressed upwards into the diaphragm.
"This is amazing," Watson said. "In the States, doctors run a sonogram over the belly, ask for the date of the last menstrual period, and go from there. We learn the ‘old school’ way, but we never actually do it like Stella has."
Certified Ugandan midwifes attend a three-year school, Stella said, herself a midwife with seven years experience who delivers up to 28 babies each month — often in rural clinics.
The contractions continued. The mother remained stoic despite the lack of any pain medicine. Sweat beaded on her face, veins throbbed along her neck. She would lay calm more moments, the moan softly and slap the nearby wall. Hinds grabbed a cloth and patted her face and held her hands through contractions.
"Most girls in the States would be yelling and hollering by now," Watson said.
Unlike in the States, the clinic had no monitors, electrical gadgetry or air conditioning. It did have clean water, sterilized equipment and a trained midwife, plus her U.S. counterparts.
It was around 4 p.m., when the mother groaned and slapped the wall again.
"She’s in second stage," Watson said. "All she has to do now is push."
A few minutes passed, the mother began to push – Hinds held her hand and continued to comfort her. Then came a loud cry from a healthy baby boy. It was 4:30 p.m.
Watson wiped him down. He waved his tiny hands and stared around the room with large, alert eyes. Stella tied up the stump of the umbilical cord
"You delivered the baby, what name did you pick for a baby boy,” Stella said, reminding Watson.
“Cage," Watson replied. "But I can’t name her baby. It’s her baby!"
Hinds placed the infant into his mother’s arms. The new mom smiled.
"What is she going to name him?" Watson asked. Stella translated. The mother answered –and Stella began to laugh.
"What did she say?" Watson asked.
"She decided she liked the name you picked," Stella said. "She named her little boy ‘Cage’."
Outside, U.S. and East African medics were closing up for the day, handing out the final doses of vitamins and routine medications, when they learned the good news. An officer took out the records reflecting the number of people treated, changing 714 to 715, to add Cage – Kitgum’s newest resident.
"It’s pretty amazing there’s a little one out here that I named and that I helped bring into this world," Watson said. "Pretty amazing."
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» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 2:11 pm by
Question by XxxTwilightPrincessxxX: can a vitamin d deficiency cause extreme itching all over and some joint pain?
I visited a tanning bed about 4 times 21/2 weeks ago. Suddenly, my thighs broke out in a raised rash. I thought it could be sun poisioning but a doctor said it was systemic. Eventually, the itching covered my whole body. I saw about 5 different doctors- we ruled out loupus and thyroid issues. My inflamation is high,protein is off and vitamin d is low. I’ve been on steriods for the duration and will be doing a 24 hour urine, taking a vitamin d supplement and seeing a dermatologist. Has anyone experienced anything similar?
Answer by ICToA
Vitamin D deficiency mostly results from inadequate intake coupled with inadequate sunlight exposure. It can be also the result of disorders that limit vitamin D absorption or conditions that impair conversion of vitamin D into active metabolites, such as liver or kidney disorders.
Vitamin D is vital for the proper functioning of our body. It regulates the calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood and helps to absorp these minerals from food in the intestines. Vitamin D also manages the re-absorption of calcium in the kidneys. The cause of vitiam D deficiency can be manifold and the symptoms of vit D deficiency are sometimes difficult to interpret.
You may simply be allergic to something. Who knows? I hope its not bedbugs!
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» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 12:08 pm by
Q&A: I have this sharp pain near my left upper thigh (groin) every so often when i walk, what is it?
by Ken Lund
Question by : I have this sharp pain near my left upper thigh (groin) every so often when i walk, what is it?
I was playing football/soccer and i kicdked the ball with ma right foot. My left foot was firmly on the ground and as sooon as i swung i felt a sharp pain. Now i feel the needd to walk with caution and every like 2 miniutes theree is a sharp pain. HELP it hurts alot. I am 14 please help meeee.
Answer by nzskiing
relax and go to the doctors if it heres “there”might me sometihng really wrong
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» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 9:58 am by
Question by robert f: What are the symptoms of mental abuse? Is trauma a result from mental abuse?
What are the symptoms of mental abuse? Is trauma a result of mental abuse? How does mental abuse affect people?
Answer by sctag1015
Unfortunately, this question is just to broad to really answer. While it may seem simple, it’s kind of like asking “what are the symptoms of being in a car crash?” You can speculate as to common results, but there are simply too many factors that play in to give any specific suggestions.
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» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 2:09 am by
A few nice pad of foot pain images I found:
Red Microwave Oven
Image by Feral Indeed!
I know you’re thinking, "Big deal. A red microwave oven."
But it’s positive new energy for me.
Last month my sweet and loving boyfriend broke-up with me. I was devastated. He claimed that I take up too much space. (I only weigh 110 pounds, how much actual space can I really take? I think the space is in his brain.) Since then, he has come to my house to put up a new fence and a gate for my garden. He has plans to put in two new security screen doors (things I’ve always wanted.) Honestly, I don’t get it. I think his ex counseled him to break up with me, after all, if he loves someone else she won’t be getting her usual attention from him. If only I had known, before I let him sweep me off my feet, that her manipulation could tear him away from me. I guess that’s why I’m a cat person. Cats don’t lie. And people are treacherous.
Getting back to the red microwave oven (eventually)….
I’m plagued with intermittent, chronic pain. Anytime I was with my boyfriend, the pain subsided. My doctor said it must be the endorphins. You can imagine that I would want to be with him whenever I could. Sometimes my pains can only be soothed with a heat pad you warm in the microwave. Two days ago, my microwave oven died. Fantastic. No boyfriend. No heat pad.
Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to get rid of the things in my house that take up space, but don’t really mean too much to me. I want a fresh perspective on my home and my life…I didn’t want to lose my boyfriend…I wanted him with me….but since I can’t have him….I have it in my power to change the way I see my life. So, I was forced to discard my old microwave, clean behind and under it, and replace it with one that reminds me, each time I walk into the kitchen, that there’s always going to be something newer and more colorful to look forward to in this life. And I get the use of my heat pad back.
Image by Scott Teresi
Wes took Roland and me to Loveland Pass (Colorado) to do some backcountry skiing. We had to hike about a mile from the road. The ground was icy and the wind was brutal and threw you off balance, especially in ski boots. It whipped over the lifeless mountaintop and made clouds of fine ice crystals that sucked all the heat out of you. I had all my skin covered and felt like I was climbing Everest. We were at 12,500 feet, and I had to stop every 50 feet and pant for oxygen and energy.
I’m normally toasty on the ski slope, but here my hands started freezing. Wes had blasted far ahead. The wind was blowing and my fingers were reaching extreme pain levels, and did I mention my nose was running like a faucet? Finally Wes stopped, victorious at a minor mountain peak, and I crawled over and pleaded for mercy. Make the wind stop! He offered me his mittens. They were insulated with a magical padding tested in temperatures on the dark side of the moon. To warm up my hands I had to rotate my arms like a windmill for several minutes. Finally they got nice and warm again. Wes pointed to the next crest and started off. I still had no energy but at least wasn’t in agony.
At the next mountain top, rocks strewn about like a moonscape (see picture), Wes was waiting. It was such a hostile space to be in. Someone could easily die here if the road wasn’t so close by. We took some pictures and then finally out of the wind, skied down in thick, deep snow.
» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 12:10 am by
Question by Cash: Nutrajoint vs. Elation drink?
I seem to “puff up” after taking Nutrajoint even though it does seem to make my knee feel better. It has 60mg of sodium in the daily dose which isn’t a lot in the scheme of things but I’m a little sodium sensative anyway. I took Elation juice for awhile but it’s very expensive, it worked just as well and has no sodium. I’m looking for personal experience and advice (I have arthritis in my knee and supposedly fibromyalgia but even though I meet the criteria I really think the other aches and pains are from altering my gait and posture to compensate for the knee) I’ve been on pain meds and use very sparingly, get cortisone shots and started supplements on the advice of my doctor, anyhow as I said I’m looking for personal experience and advice on different “joint” supplements and which ones may be best and the most affordable, in other words if there’s a generic out there with gelatin, no sodium and is cheap – I may be on it. Please don’t try to sell me anything, I will report that. Personal experience or knowledge only Thanks so much (I also was in PT and do leg strengthening exercises almost daily and was told I’m at the point of last resort before knee replacement – I ‘m fairly young for that so obviously I’m trying to put it off). Thanks again.
Answer by justmeinthisworld
i recently read that they have developed a way to reproduce cartlidge and relive arthrotois–they have made new cartlidge with stem cells–i don’t know what stage of testing its in–but resaerch it–and if and when its available–it sounds promising…
i have also heard those drinks are worthless in teh long run
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» posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 12:02 am by
Question by : How do you do this Trauma centre: Under the knife level?
It’s called It never ends (Chapter 9 episode 5 or Chapter 5 episode 9, i’m not sure) and I have been stuck on this level for about 2 years! PLEASE help!!
I have done the three patients in 10 minutes, I just have to save Angie’s dad now
Answer by instantly_oatmeal
The game doesn’t tell you this, but all you have to do is treat 3 patients. The game will cover the other two if you run out of time. Also, if you do run out of time, you will not get a Game Over, you will continue provided that vitals are still up.
Thus, the minimum you ever have to do is finish 2 patients in under 10 minutes and be working on the 3rd patient by the timer hits 0. Then after you finish the 3rd patient, you’ll progress through the game as normal.
One hint for you is to not worry too much about vitals except for the last patient you’re working on. The patients “in-between” do not contribute to anything score related nor do they transfer to the next patient. Even if the first patient has 90 vitals, the second patient would only start like at 30 or 40. The only thing you should worry about (besides time) are your misses.
“It Never Ends” is the 5 patient one.
The one that is on Angie’s father is “Death Awaits All”. For this operation, DO NOT USE THE HEALING TOUCH UNTIL THE VERY END. You’ll know when to use it. Using it before you’re supposed to and you will NEVER win.
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