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what is bed rest?

A: bed rest is a form of medically prescribed treatment to limit activity. It is sometimes used when there is acute pain in the spine or joints. Back pain is the most frequent area of injury that results in this type of order. Complications during pregnancy, however, are the most common reasons a physician would order bed rest. Women with pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or an autoimmune disorder are more likely to be confined to bed some time during the pregnancy. Women who are over 35 years old are considered a...
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what is bed Head?

A: The term “bed head” or “bedhead” is used to refer to hair which is tousled from sleep. Most people have hair which is less than immaculate after sleeping, because they have tossed and turned, building up static and tangles. Depending on the length of one''s hair, bed head can look charming or rather terrifying; people with long hair sometimes tend to develop bedhead which can look closer to a rat''s nest than hair, depending on their sleeping habits and how well they care for their hair. In addition to being generally tousled, bed head is often easy to identify by a...


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what is a Rest Cure?

A: The rest cure was a treatment for what was deemed hysteria in women. It had great popularity in the 19th century as a way to treat women with mental illnesses that might later be termed generalized anxiety disorder or major depression. It might also be applied to women of the upper classes who were simply exhausted by the chores of raising children, overseeing large households, or who were suffering postpartum depression after the birth of a child. Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell developed the rest cure. He essentially imprisoned women for up to two months, and gave them little contact with the outside world. In the first few weeks, women were not allowed engage their minds by reading or performing...


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what is the rest therapy for arthritis?

A: bed rest helps during flare ups to reduce both joint inflammation and pain, and is especially useful when multiple joints are affected and fatigue is a major problem. Individual joint rest is most helpful when arthritis involves one or only a few joints. Custom splints can be made to rest and support inflamed joints, and a soft collar can support the neck while you are sitting or standing....


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what is Bronchitis?

A: Bronchitis is an infection of the bronchial tubes that carry air from your throat to your lungs. When infected, bronchial tubes become inflamed, making it difficult to breath, and produce mucus which causes coughing. Other symptoms may include a slight fever, sore throat, muscle pain when breathing, and wheezing. It is even possible, during acute bronchitis, to cough so hard that the explosive vacuum you create in your lungs can crack or otherwise hurt your ribs, which makes further coughing even more painful.. Bronchitis can be either chronic or acute. Acute bronchitis is often the result of...


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what are the advantages of bed rest during pregnancy?

A: bed rest helps your situation by minimizing the need for your blood to provide energy to your body - thus maximizing the blood (and nutrient) delivery to your baby. That''s the theory, at least - bed rest may have no benefit, but doctors (like most humans) feel they have to do something for you and this is a pretty benign option....
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what is a good cure for insomnia?

A: Here are a few tricks that I have found have worked for myself and friends.... - Melatonin (it is a natural supplement and you can find it at almost any natural/suppliments store and at Wal Mart/ Wal Greens and so forth. The highest easily found dose is 3 mg., as it is not expensive you may wish to try the smallest effective dose. - "SleepyTime Extra" tea (herbal) by Celestial Seasonings...more effective then the original "Sleepytime" tea the Extra formula contains a herb called Valerian that makes it more effective....once again it is easily found. - Yoga/ Stretching.....Yoga is the best but if you don''t have any...


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I have contraction pains in 22nd week of pregnancy. Now i am advised complete bed rest. as now i am on complete bedrest can these pains occurs again befor 38 weeks.

A: Regular uterine contractions experienced before 37th week of pregnancy is considered as a sign of pretermlabour. This could happen due to various reasons like infections, abnormally positioned placenta, asthma,gestational diabetes etc.Treatment for this condition involves bed rest, tocolytic agents, adequate hydration and other supportivemeasures. You need to discuss with your doctor regarding the signs of premature delivery and carefully watchif anything develops. Also, strenuous activity, sexual activity, smoking, alcohol should be avoided. Hope thishelps....


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what Should I Know About Depression And bed rest?

A: Symptoms of depression can include sadness, lack of interest, crying, staying in bed all the time, over sleeping, not sleeping, overeating, not eating, irritability,lack of concentration, loss of libido, headaches, generalized fatigue, and missing work. There can many more symptoms for they vary from person to person. bedrest is not good for those depressed. Talk to a health-care provider. If you have depression it is always better to seek the opinion of a health professional. Generally speaking it isn''t a good idea to spend too much time in bed. If you do then it is likely that your...


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what Should I Know About Depression And bed rest?

A: Symptoms of depression can include sadness, lack of interest, crying, staying in bed all the time, over sleeping, not sleeping, overeating, not eating, irritability,lack of concentration, loss of libido, headaches, generalized fatigue, and missing work. There can many more symptoms for they vary from person to person. bedrest is not good for those depressed. Talk to a health-care provider. If you have depression it is always better to seek the opinion of a health professional. Generally speaking it isn''t a good idea to spend too much time in bed. If you do then it is likely that your...


 
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