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How does getting up and moving help me recover from surgery?

This is a broad question, but here are just a few major things to take into consideration after a surgical procedure. Early mobility has been shown for many years to be a major predictor of ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I get cured by myself?

If you’re young and healthy with only mild symptoms, your doctor will likely advise you to isolate yourself at home and to limit contact with others in your household. You’ll likely be advised to rest,...
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Does staying at home expedites recovery from infections?

Quarantine (self or imposed) does help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. This is sufficient to recommend convalescence at home, but there is no good evidence for a shorter recovery period for ...
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Likelihood of death from coronavirus after being admitted

This must depend on the local situation. At the beginning of the pandemic Japanese Hospitals were admitting PCR positive asymptomatic patients. Then as the disease spread Chinese authorities in ...
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How long should I stay isolated after I recover from COVID-19?

The current recommendations of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) depend on whether testing is available and has been done. They offer two criteria, the first is non-test-based and the second is ...
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Leg apparently slightly shorter after femur surgery

I am certainly no expert, however I had a hip replacement in August 2015 and I know I have a slight leg length difference now. It's very common in hip surgery but I think we are so pleased to be out ...
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How does getting up and moving help me recover from surgery?

I have accepted an answer, but want to add one of my own with some more details I have observed as I go through the process (it's Day 5 today.) First, this is something you can do to help yourself ...
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Is there a way to stimulate taste buds after stroke?

According to this case report, Testing should be considered if the patient is not meeting goals of rehabilitation, because altered taste perception may lead to depression, weight loss, and ...
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How does getting up and moving help me recover from surgery?

There may be multiple reasons why your doctor advised you to move around after a surgery. One common theme that most surgeons follow is to avoid deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Post ...
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How does resting influence the recovery time of a common cold?

There is a study that the amount of sleep is associated with the probability of getting infected by the common cold. The researchers attribute the finding to the impaired functioning of the immune ...
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Why recovered patients develop lung disease due Covid-19?

The best theoretical model we have is that the SARS and SARS-CoV-2 viruses knock out the ACE2 receptor found on numerous tissues including alveolar cells, and myocytes, and intestinal luminal cells. ...
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Have there been any medically verified records of individuals with parts of their bodies paralyzed for years that eventually got healed?

TL;DR: Yes, but it's extremely rare and I could only find one example. You asked: Has there ever been a medically verified case of someone having a big part of their body paralyzed for years, due to ...
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Why recovered patients develop lung disease due Covid-19?

This video by Kurzgesagt gives a good overview of how the COVID-19 infection process works. The damage it causes to the lungs seems to the result of it damaging the cells that create a protective ...
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Is there a convention about how it is best for humans to take 5-HTP?

5-HTP is used by physicians a broad usage but recent clinical trials doesn't come up with appropriate general guidelines for its dosage, so, no, as of February 2020, there isn't a convention. Usage ...
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Is it safe to swim during the healing period of a nipple piercing?

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence According to this link 6 to 12 months healing are for a nipple piercing, but some can take as long as 18 months. Definitely avoid it. ...
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Is operation the only solution to an ACL injury?

Though most people do get surgery to reconstruct their torn ACL, it is possible to regain full ability of your knee without surgery. Just through rehabilitation, you can totally recover from a torn ...
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