• preeclampsia
  • Pregnant women should get routine blood pressure checks at every prenatal visit to screen for preeclampsia , according to new proposed U.S. guidelines aimed at preventing deaths from this complication. (foxnews.com)
  • The Task Force recognizes the seriousness of this condition, which can progress quickly and become severe, and we continue to recommend pregnant women get screened for preeclampsia,' task force member Dr. Maureen Phipps, a women's health researcher at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, said by email. (foxnews.com)
  • In addition to elevated blood pressure, women with preeclampsia may also have excess amounts of protein in their urine, as well as swelling in the feet, legs and hands. (foxnews.com)
  • If preeclampsia worsens, however, doctors may need to deliver babies well in advance of their due dates. (foxnews.com)
  • During the third trimester, there is an increased risk of a woman developing high blood pressure, also known as preeclampsia or toxemia, especially if she has a pre-existing hypothyroid condition. (essortment.com)
  • prenatal
  • In rural areas, each village or group of villages has a "health house" staffed by community health workers, locals trained in preventative healthcare methods such as nutrition, family planning, taking blood pressure, prenatal care, immunization, and monitoring environmental conditions such as water quality. (wikipedia.org)
  • veins
  • Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a medical condition in which blood pools in the veins, straining the walls of the vein. (wikipedia.org)
  • Exercise helps the leg veins work against gravity to return blood to the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • If blood travels too slowly and starts to pool in the leg veins, the pressure can force too much fluid out of the leg capillaries into the tissue spaces. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lack of exercise is a common cause of water retention, because muscle action is needed not only to keep blood flowing through the veins but also to stimulate the lymphatic system to fulfil its "overflow" function. (wikipedia.org)
  • Venous stasis, or venostasis, is a condition of slow blood flow in the veins, usually of the legs. (wikipedia.org)
  • lungs
  • William Harvey described its circulation in 1628, and a few years later the English physician Richard Lower (1631-91) observed the change from the dark blue colour of venous to the bright red of arterial blood after its passage through the lungs . (encyclopedia.com)
  • if the patient's airway is blocked, breathing will not be possible, and oxygen cannot reach the lungs and be transported around the body in the blood, which will result in hypoxia and cardiac arrest. (wikipedia.org)
  • Frequent
  • This may include Manual compression lymphatic massage therapy Skin lubrication Sequential compression pump Ankle pump Compression stockings Blood pressure medicine Frequent periods of rest elevating the legs above the heart level Tilting the bed so that the feet are above the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • If an individual's spleen is enlarged, as is frequent in mononucleosis, most physicians will advise against activities (such as contact sports) where injury to the abdomen could be catastrophic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Weir Mitchell treatment - a method of treating neurasthenia, hysteria, etc., by absolute rest in bed, frequent and abundant feeding, and the systematic use of massage and electricity. (wikipedia.org)
  • eclampsia
  • The cause for eclampsia is considered to be mysterious by most physicians despite extensive scientific articles beginning in the 1920s showing that eclampsia is an easily preventable nutritional disease . (newswithviews.com)
  • Dr. Brewer became convinced that low infant birth weight, premature labor, and eclampsia were being caused by the dehydration, low salt diet and diuretic drugs given to eclamptic patients. (newswithviews.com)
  • venous
  • As functional venous valves are required to provide for efficient blood return from the lower extremities, this condition typically affects the legs. (wikipedia.org)
  • arterial
  • Prolonged bed rest has long been known to have deleterious physiological effects, such as muscle atrophy and other forms of deconditioning such as arterial constriction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, while the woman accumulates fluid in the third space, primarily in the form of ascites, she actually becomes hypovolemic and is at risk for respiratory, circulatory (such as arterial thromboembolism since blood is now thicker), and renal problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • high
  • MeraDoctor makes high-quality health advice easy and affordable by offering consultations with licensed doctors over the phone 24 hours a day. (changemakers.com)
  • Dr. Brewer has been able to instruct midwives in how to institute his high protein diet for eclamptic patients. (newswithviews.com)
  • hysteria
  • The rest cure, or bed rest cure, was a 19th-century treatment for many mental disorders, particularly hysteria. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this field Mitchell's name became prominently associated with his introduction of the rest cure, subsequently taken up by the medical world, for nervous diseases, particularly neurasthenia and hysteria. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical
  • The doctor listens to all of the customer's issues and concerns, asks probing questions, and makes a diagnosis and recommendations with the support of MeraDoctor's clinical software. (changemakers.com)
  • toxic
  • Spinal cord injury can be traumatic or nontraumatic, and can be classified into three types based on cause: mechanical forces, toxic, and ischemic (from lack of blood flow). (wikipedia.org)
  • researcher
  • James Gerald Hirsch (October 31, 1922 - May 25, 1987) was an American physician and biomedical researcher who specialized in immunology. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • MeraDoctor delivers unlimited medical advice from licensed doctors to low-income families across India, 24x7, for as little as 2 rupees a day. (changemakers.com)
  • Dr. Tom Brewer had an important conversation prior to medical school with an immigrant Russian neighbor who related that pregnant Russian women often died of hemorrhage or convulsions. (newswithviews.com)
  • Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician. (medical-library.net)
  • Bed rest, also referred to as the rest-cure, is a medical treatment in which a person lies in bed for most of the time to try to cure an illness. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a treatment, bed rest is mentioned in the earliest medical writings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. James G. Hirsch, a biological scientist, medical educator and president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, died of cancer yesterday at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. (wikipedia.org)
  • His medical texts include Injuries of Nerves and Their Consequences (1872) and Fat and Blood (1877). (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the last census that Statistical Centre of Iran undertook in 2003, Iran possesses 730 medical establishments (e.g. hospitals, clinics) with a total of 110,797 beds, of which 488 (77,300 beds) are directly affiliated and run by the MOHME and 120 (11,301 beds) owned by the private sector and the rest belong to other organisations, such as the Social Security Organization of Iran (SSO). (wikipedia.org)
  • On December 5, 1995, the Church staffers contacted David Minkoff, a Scientologist medical doctor who twice prescribed McPherson Valium and chloral hydrate without examining her. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Janice Johnson, a senior medical officer at Flag Land Base who was assigned to care for McPherson, stated that McPherson had been gasping and had labored breathing while en route. (wikipedia.org)
  • healthcare
  • Up to 80% of rural Indians rely on unqualified local providers (quacks) for everyday healthcare because while rural areas are home to 72% of India's population, only 26% of licensed doctors live there. (changemakers.com)
  • insufficient
  • In the majority of cases the damage results from physical trauma such as car accidents, gunshots, falls, or sports injuries, but it can also result from nontraumatic causes such as infection, insufficient blood flow, and tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypoxia, the result of insufficient oxygen in the blood, is a potentially deadly condition and one of the leading causes of cardiac arrest. (wikipedia.org)
  • refers
  • When required, the doctor refers the patient to a specialist. (changemakers.com)
  • Bed rest refers to voluntarily lying in bed as a treatment and not being confined to bed because of a health impairment which physically prevents leaving bed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complete bed rest refers to discouraging the person in treatment from sitting up for any reason, including daily activities like drinking water. (wikipedia.org)
  • oxygen
  • In 1790 the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier (1743-94) discovered oxygen and found that it was the constituent of air that is responsible for the change of the colour of blood. (encyclopedia.com)
  • It forms part of the blood, helping to carry the blood cells around the body and keeping oxygen and important nutrients in solution so that they can be taken up by tissues such as glands, bone and muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two major factors appear to be involved in the development of PVL: (1) decreased blood or oxygen flow to the periventricular region (the white matter near the cerebral ventricles) and (2) damage to glial cells, the cells that support neurons throughout the nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • leak
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Organ Injury Scaling: Splenic Injury Grading Because a splenic rupture permits large amounts of blood to leak into the abdominal cavity, it can result in shock and death. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the capillary walls are too permeable, protein can leak out of the blood and settle in the tissue spaces. (wikipedia.org)
  • urine
  • My blood and urine tests are all ok but I can't help feel like I'm setting myself up for another failure. (preeclampsia.org)
  • Another cause of severe water retention is kidney failure, where the kidneys are no longer able to filter fluid out of the blood and turn it into urine. (wikipedia.org)
  • flow
  • Blood is often equated with strength: the monthly loss of blood through menstrual flow frequently led doctors (mostly male) to assume an inherent weakness in women. (encyclopedia.com)
  • It represents late sequelae of lipodermatosclerosis where the skin has lost its nutrient blood flow. (wikipedia.org)
  • and monitor caffeine intake (too much caffeine can cause an adverse reaction such as eye twitching, but a controlled dose can serve as an effective treatment by increasing blood flow). (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • This is why disc patients are no longer told to bed rest. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to bed rest, patients were secluded from all family contact to reduce dependence on others. (wikipedia.org)
  • Not only were patients to be isolated in bed for an extended time, they were advised to avoid other activities that may mentally exhaust them such as writing or drawing. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Obese or pregnant patients might be advised by their physicians to forgo the tilted bed. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1957 his research showed that a prolonged rest is not needed for treatment of the tuberculosis, and resulted in international changes to how tuberculosis patients are treated by allowing local hospitals rather than sanatoriums to take care of the sick. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • As a treatment for low back pain, bed rest should not be used for more than 48 hours. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bed rest may be sufficient treatment for mild cases of Sydenham chorea. (wikipedia.org)
  • Depending on the severity of the disease and how much it has progressed, doctors then decide what steps are taken for treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Published 1902 by The Century Co. Rest in the Treatment of Nervous Disease by S. Weir Mitchell The Autobiography of a Quack and other stories by S. Weir Mitchell, M.D. printed 1903 He was a friend and patron of the artist Thomas Eakins, and owned the painting Whistling for Plover. (wikipedia.org)
  • bulk
  • In health, the cells comprise about 45% of the total volume of blood: this value is known as the haematocrit , and reflects mainly the bulk of the red blood cells. (encyclopedia.com)
  • weeks
  • The Dr told us we were most likely going to lose the baby because it should have been around 6 to 7 weeks with a heart beat. (medhelp.org)
  • At 8 weeks I was diagnosed with a moderate size bleed on baby B. I had lots of bright red bleeding that lasted 2 days then red blood everytime I wiped for about a week until it started decreasing and turning into old blood. (whattoexpect.com)
  • Mine started with a gush of red blood at 10wks which continued for several weeks after. (ivf-infertility.com)
  • patient
  • During his obstetrical training Dr. Brewer observed that the toxemic patient often became dehydrated with thickened blood. (newswithviews.com)
  • Often, the white blood cell count will be normal and the patient will be afebrile. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the patient is an adult many surgeons and doctors now recommend moving little and often and within the pain limits of the medication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Laboratory tests allow doctors to evaluate the patient for elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rates, elevated thyroglobulin levels, and depressed radioactive iodine uptake (Mather, 2007). (wikipedia.org)
  • hormones
  • The blood also distributes hormones from their sites of secretion to their sites of action, and likewise the cells, antibodies, and other substances which combat injury and infection. (encyclopedia.com)
  • coagulates
  • White corpuscles were first observed by the British physician William Hewson (1739-74), who also discovered the essential features of how blood coagulates, showing that it is due to the clotting of plasma rather than changes in the cellular constituents. (encyclopedia.com)
  • back
  • They didnt know where the blood was coming from, so DR put me back on my projesterone and one week of bed rest. (ivf-infertility.com)
  • For people with back pain bed rest has previously been recommended. (wikipedia.org)
  • In cases of severe protein deficiency, the blood may not contain enough protein to attract water from the tissue spaces back into the capillaries. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was the first doctor to arrive at the presidential box at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865 after John Wilkes Booth fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head with a Philadelphia Deringer pistol. (wikipedia.org)
  • Army surgeon Dr. Charles S. Taft and Dr. Albert F. A. King of Washington then joined Leale and conceded that Lincoln would not survive a carriage ride back to the White House. (wikipedia.org)
  • consists
  • Knowledge of the structure of blood (such as the notion that it consists of cells suspended in a protein-rich fluid called plasma) slowly accumulated from the seventeenth century onwards. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Good
  • By giving people easy, affordable access to good doctors, we help them become healthier and more financially secure. (changemakers.com)
  • The tongue is a very vascular structure (has good blood supply) and can bleed quite a bit when injured. (healthtap.com)
  • But also because of this good blood supply, injury to the tongue often heals quite well, and rather quickly. (healthtap.com)
  • Critical reception for Fertile Ground has been mixed and DVD Verdict commented that it was "a little slow, but the performances are good, there's a bit of blood, and I enjoyed the plot. (wikipedia.org)
  • walls
  • In performing these functions, the blood continually exchanges substances across the capillary walls with the fluids that bathe all body cells. (encyclopedia.com)
  • tissue
  • If it is simple black eye, due to blood in periorbital tissue will goes away with in 3 wks, but you have to see eye doctor to make sure there is no injury to eye. (healthtap.com)
  • It will then act like a magnet for water, continuously attracting more water from the blood to accumulate in the tissue spaces. (wikipedia.org)
  • varies
  • The number of circulating red cells in a unit volume of blood - the red cell count - varies at different stages of development. (encyclopedia.com)
  • known
  • Silas Weir Mitchell (February 15, 1829 - January 4, 1914) was an American physician and writer known for his discovery of causalgia (complex regional pain syndrome) and erythromelalgia. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • This cure as well as its name were created by doctor Silas Weir Mitchell, and it was almost always prescribed to women, many of whom were suffering from depression, especially postpartum depression. (wikipedia.org)
  • lower
  • Placing the head of a bed lower than the foot is sometimes used as a means of simulating the physiology of spaceflight. (wikipedia.org)