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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 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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How can I get back in shape after being on bed rest?

A: Regarding postpartum muscle loss, I would recommend that any woman consult with her physician before beginning an exercise program. Postpartum recovery after bed rest is longer, and often more difficult. The fatigue alone can be overwhelming, and caring for a new baby adds to the exhaustion. There are some other issues to consider. For example, many women suffer from back problems after bed rest. Several months laying in bed, often on the left side, can result in back and neck problems requiring medical attention. If your friend has gained excess weight, that may also impact her ability to exercise. It''s best for...


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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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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE 35 WEEKS, DON''T WANT bed REST, IF POSSIBLE

A: i also am 35 weeks and i have just found out that i have extermely high blood pressure...the other day i had an episode that sent it up to 178 over 100 and they finally put be on a betablocker and are sending me to a high risk dr to be checked out once a week witht he ultrasound and to the hospital twice a week for a none stress test, and my normal ob every four days. so it can get bad, but just remember that as long as you take care of yourself by this time your baby has matured enough to be able to survive in this world if need be. as long as the lungs are developed past a certian point you and your baby will be okay. and the wrose thing that you can do about it

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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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Limits on bed rest

A: I have been on bed rest for 4 months now. Your answer lies with your doctor. Depending on exactly how high risk you are you may be able to do some light chores. Your question is very detailed and will be easy for your doctor(not the nurse) to answer. For instance I was on complete bed rest for the first three months but have now moved up to mild. I can go to the kitchen, move from the bed to the couch, sit outside for at least a bit to get some sun. I cannot lift my 2year old or anything at all for that matter, I cannot do any reaching or stretching. As my doctor puts it we are "walking on eggshells" until the baby makes it to 7 or 8 months so treat it so....
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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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