Patient discussion about dyspnea on exertion

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Q. does anyone know the range for childrens blood sugar?

AThe range for children's blood sugar level is quite similar to that of adults, and should be below 126 mg/dl after a 12 hour fast, or under 200 mg/dl on a random testing. 2 following testings that show pathologic results define diabetes.

Q. does carpaltunnel sugery work?

A1yes it can be surgically made right.
A2Can you live with this answer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpal_tunnel_syndrome
You will not find on this page how you can cure it! The word "cure" is not existing on this page. I make the experience that when scientist don't know the cause of a disease, they put the blame to the genes! Think about it!

Q. How does a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit help fibromyalgia.

My aunt was suggested to go through TENS. Will that really help? How does a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit help fibromyalgia?
A‘TENS’ units are prescribed for chronic pain sufferers and fibromyalgia patients. What is a tens unit? Tens stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A tens unit is essentially a stimulation device consisting of electrodes that are attached to the skin, the unit itself, and a battery to provide current. A Tens unit uses electricity to block nerves from sending pain messages.

Q. does anyone have experience switching from metformin to janumet?

A?
Janumet is metformin... it's a generic name for it. metformin is a substance name and there's all kind of drug companies that manufacture it (all in different names and little formula differences).

Q. Does alcohol affect older people differently?

Hope alcohol shows no partiality in showing its effects within human who intake it. But does alcohol affect older people differently?
A As a person ages, certain mental and physical functions tend to decline, including vision, hearing, and reaction time. Moreover, other physical changes associated with aging can make older people feel "high" after drinking fairly small amounts of alcohol. These combined factors make older people more likely to have alcohol-related falls, automobile crashes, and other kinds of accidents. In addition, older people tend to take more medicines than younger persons, and mixing alcohol with many over-the-counter and prescription drugs can be dangerous, even fatal. Further, many medical conditions common to older people, including high blood pressure and ulcers, can be worsened by drinking. Even if there is no medical reason to avoid alcohol, older men and women should limit their intake to one drink per day.

Q. why does my doctor think I just need to exercise when I suffer from fibromyalgia?

Last month I was diagnosed as fibromyalgia. I did many studies on the use of exercises. But why does my doctor think I just need to exercise when I suffer from fibromyalgia?
A1As someone that suffers with fibromyalgia I have found walking 20 minutes a day helpd me. It seems to keep me from getting as stiff and achy as I use to. I can't do it everyday my body just will not let me BUT on the days I can I have found it helps. But I started out walking like 5 minutes, then after a couple weeks went to 10 and so on. I tried walkin gmore than 20 minutes BUT that does not work for me. My doctor does not "push" the exercise but he told me to try. I have back problems and have had 2 c-spine surgeries so a lot of exercises I just can't do but walking is one i can and it has helped me. Good Luck!
A2We all know that exercise is good for all, but its not suitable to our body at all times. Although some degree of regular exercise is essential for maintaining function, and if done in warm water, it can improve circulation. Yet, exercise alone will not be enough to treat your fibromyalgia. Many studies on the use of exercise to treat fibromyalgia have been published over the years, and while the documented benefits are minimal, these studies are heavily promoted at medical conferences and widely publicized in the medical journals. Exercise is easy to prescribe and doesn't cost anything, so it tends to be one of the first therapies that a doctor recommends, especially if they have limited experience with the pharmacological management of fibromyalgia.

Q. Does Alcohol Affect Women Differently?

Thank you for your reply Johnson. Then how about Women? Does Alcohol Affect Women Differently?
AYes. Women become more intoxicated than men after drinking the same amount of alcohol, even when differences in body weight are taken into account. This is because women's bodies have proportionately less water than men's bodies. Because alcohol mixes with body water, a given amount of alcohol becomes more highly concentrated in a woman's body than in a man's. That is why the recommended drinking limit for women is lower than for men. In addition, chronic alcohol abuse takes a heavier physical toll on women than on men. Alcohol dependence and related medical problems, such as brain and liver damage, progress more rapidly in women than in men.
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