Patient discussion about post

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Q. Help for/with post-polio problems

AClemon -you'll have to be more specific on what kind of help do you ask for. you seek info? seek other people suffering from post-polio? what?
all i can do is give you a good link about it with some info..hope that what you look for:
http://www.post-polio.org/edu/pabout.html

Q. I am worried how safe the operation would be and the post surgery complications?

My wife has a cyst in her right breast and further tests are going on. Doctors have advised to go for an operation. I am worried how safe the operation would be and the post surgery complications?
A1My friend, surgery for the cyst in breast is common. Any cyst in breast indicates breast cancer. These surgeries are very safe. Initially they used to cut the complete breast to remove the cyst. Now with the advanced technology, only the cyst would be removed without harming other tissues. Rather complete removal is done these days, but that depend upon the severity of the cancer. These surgeries are proven with results. If the cyst is less they will remove only the affected portion and yes they do remove some nearby tissues because there some cancer cells may lay and can arrive again. For any post surgery complications, chemotherapy treatment is also available.
A2I guess she's indicated for biopsy of the cyst. It's not a big operation, although it does necessitate general anesthesia. The risks are quite low, although they do exist. Post-op period shouldn't be too problematic - some pain and discomfort, but no change in any vital organ function.

You may want to consult her doctor for more precise information.

Take care,

Q. Is beer a good post-workout drink?

We have an argument here within our friends. Please settle our argument. Is beer a good post-workout drink?
A1no, beer is not good for you after a workout.
A2How much is the bet buddy? It may taste good when you're thirsty, but drinking beer is not an effective way to rehydrate after exercising. Alcohol has a diuretic effect. As a result, instead of replenishing your fluid levels, beer promotes additional water loss via urination. Some individuals erroneously believe that beer gives them a carbohydrate boost plus extra potassium. An urgent need for these nutrients immediately following a workout, however, simply does not exist. Even if an individual needed these specific nutrients, beer is a relatively poor source. For example, compared to orange juice, a 12-ounce can of beer has only 13 grams and 90 milligrams of carbohydrates and potassium, respectively, versus 26 grams of carbohydrates and 450 milligrams of potassium in 8 ounces of orange juice.

Q. Can somebody post a training plan?

This is Moses, 22 yrs old male. I can run 1 to 3 km but my goal is to reach 15 km. I like to improve my fitness. How frequent do I need to practice to improve my fitness? Can somebody post a training plan?
AHi Moses, now I can run 12 km and I achieved this target by doing daily practice. So I suggest you to practice daily if you want to improve your fitness and to reach your goal. Slowly and slowly you will reach your target. You cannot reach the target in just one attempt. Please ensure that you practice daily and follow a proper schedule. In addition to that you need to have strict diet control and also have more water. I hope you would be able to reach you goal fast. Good Luck!!!

Q. Don't hesitate to post even if you know small tips.

I’m 24, female and I am addicted to alcohol. I’m wondering if there is any permanent cure for alcoholism. Don't hesitate to post even if you know small tips.
A1Hey, come on! you're still very young. The best way to quit alcohol is by HAVING IN MIND (correct! that's the power of mind) that you WANT to QUIT.

the environmental support will mean a lot, so if you think that you're surrounded by non-supporting people, you have to find the antidote, if it is needed you can move to a new place, with a new environment, and surely with the new supporting groups.
A2HERE IS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT...WHAT IS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS?...AA IS A NONPROFIT FELLOWSHIP OR SOCIETY OF MEN AND WOMEN FOR WHOM DRUGS HAD BECOME A MAJOR PROBLEM....WE ARE RECOVERING ADDICTS WHO MEET REGULARLY TO HELP EACH OTHER STAY CLEAN....THIS IS A PROGRAM OF COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM ALL DRUGS....THERE IS ONLY ONE REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP,THE DESIRE TO STOP USING(DRINKING)...WE SUGGEST THAT YOU KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK...OUR PROGRAM IS A SET OF PRINCIPLES WHITTEN SO SIMPLY THAT WE CAN FOLLOW THEM IN OUR DAILY LIVES.THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT THEM IS THAT THEY WORK....WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT OR HOW MUCH YOU USED OR WHO YOUR CONNECTIONS WERE..WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN THE PAST..HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE YOU HAVE...BUT ONLY IN WHAT YOU WANT TO DO ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM AND HOW WE CAN HELP...THE NEWCOMER (YOU)IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON AT ANY MEETING(ONLINE OR OFF)BECAUSE WE CAN ONLY KEEP WHAT WE HAVE BY GIVING IT AWAY.ADDICTS THAT KEEP COMMING TO MEETINGS..ST
A3HELLO...24YRS OLD IS VERY YOUNG...PLEASE..PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOUR PROBLEM SOON,OR YOUR LIFE MAY BECOME A LIVING HELL...ONCE YOU BECOME ADDICTED TO ALCOHOL,OR ANY OTHER DRUG...YOU BECOME AN ADDICT...AND ADDICTION CAN BE CONTROLLED...BUT YOU HAVE TO START TRYING NOW....I AM IN RECOVERY,I KNOW ALOT ABOUT ADDICTION....AS ADDICTS..WE ARE PEOPLE WHOSE USE OF MIND ALTERING,MOOD CHANGING SUBSTANCE CAUSES A PROBLEM IN ANY AREA OF LIFE...ADDICTION IS A DISEASE THAT INVOLVES MORE THAN THE USE OF DRUGS....SOME OF US BELIEVE THAT OUR DISEASE WAS PRESENT LONG BEFORE THA FIRST TIME WE TOOK A DRUG(ALCOHOL).BECAUSE ITS OUR THINKING THAT GETS ADDICTS IN TROUBLE....I WISH YOU LUCK...YOU CAN FIND ME AND ALOT OF OTHER ADDICTED PEOPLE AT THIS WEB SIT;;;;INTHEROOMS.COM.........JOIN A GROUP....MRFOOT56

Q. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions regarding aerobic exercise post DVT and/or PE?

Adrink a lot of water and be aware. if you take your meds i think there shouldn't be a problem, but i strongly recommend asking your physician about it. he knows you and the problem and can give you a much much better answer.

Q. 4 years post prostatectomy with psa=0 the psa went up to 0.3. how come? what does it mean?

AIt probably means you still have some prostate tissue in your body despite the surgical removal. This tissue can grow and produce PSA. You should be followed up by a urologist to keep track of your PSA. If it keeps rising perhaps there will be a need of another ultrasound examination to see exactly what is left.
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