My dad lived 19 days after stopping dialysis. He was not in any pain or physical discomfort during that time.
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A sudden loss of kidney function (acute renal failure) can be immediately life-threatening, while chronic kidney failure is a more gradual and progressive deterioration. Chronic kidney failure is the progressive loss of kidney cells and is a feature of long-term disorders including kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and inherited kidney disorders such as polycystic kidneys.
Lab tests, along with a health history and physical exam, are used to diagnose and manage health conditions. When your body is healthy it functions normally in a state of homeostasis or equilibrium. When your body is in homeostasis, the values for fluids, chemicals and secretions (hormones) are within an acceptable or “normal” range.
Your first exam includes a physical exam and a gynecological exam which will find out if you are at risk for problems during your pregnancy so these risks can be treated or monitored (watched) to help prevent or lessen complications for you and your baby. High risk conditions include high blood pressure, obesity, severe varicose veins, uterine size, pelvic size and diabetes.
After back surgery or a back injury, pain or the fear of pain often lessens the desire for sex in both partners. In time, your recovery will allow you to return to many of your everyday activities, including sex. However, while you’re healing, it’s still possible for you to have sex. But you must learn ways to control your pain and you must be careful not to hurt yourself. The purpose of this booklet is to show you and your partner what you can do physically and mentally to have an enjoyable sexual relationship. To do this you must work together with open minds. Your goal should be the greatest amount of pleasure possible with the most comfort possible.
February 20, 2012, I injured my common extensor tendon playing squash. After 2 cortisone shots, and 3 weeks of physical therapy, my surgeon recommended an MRI. MRI showed a high-grade tear in the common extensor tendon. A high-grade tear means the fibers in the tendon are more than 70% torn. The surgeon recommended repair of [...]