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Doctor, My shoulder suffered an injury during preparing large quantity langer kheer long time back. It has been paining since last 18 months specially when I move my shoulder upward during any particular movement in day to day life. What do you advice me to do ?
It is said that drinking two litres of warm water per day can help you to lose 2 kgs weight per month. Is this true.
My 3 question 1.Change hair shampoo & conditioners cause any problem? 2. Change toothpaste cause any problem ? 3. Change hair oil cause any problems ?
Hello doctor, my skin has turn v.dry but I can't use any moisturizer as it gives me acne problem. please suggest me any moisturizer for my sensitive dry skin and also I have open pores near my nose. Regards.
I'm suffered from Fever from last two weeks. Is This Dengue Or Anything Else? What are the symptoms of Dengue?
I feel dizzy in coaching class like I will fall down from bench. There is no energy in my legs during that time but I can walk run. What is the cause of such dizziness. My head goes round. Give me some foods to recover and vitamins.
My eyesight is going very weak & I wear glass from last 10 yrs. Now my no. Is (-2.50. -3.25)&(-2.75. -3.00) with cylindrical. In present l feel that they are going more weak. Pls suggest any formula me& help me.
With terminal illnesses like cancer, the disease is not the only thing that requires treatment. In addition to controlling the severity and spread of the main disease, the effect it has on the other body systems including emotional, social, psychological problems and also physical issues like pain and inflammation. Though the disease has reached an advanced stage and cannot be cured, the patient can be made to be pain-free and at peace to the extent possible.
The goal of palliative care is not to cure - in fact, palliative care is in place for diseases like cancer from the time it is diagnosed and treatment is begun but becomes the major component of treatment once the cancer is identified to be in terminal stages. Therapeutic care aimed at curing the cancer is gradually reduced and palliative care assumes a bigger role. This is also called as symptomatic care, supportive care, or comfort care.
Aspects of palliative care: Once the disease is identified to be in terminal stages, then the following become considerations:
- Stay at home or hospital
- Withdraw chemotherapy and radiation?
- Withdraw feeding tube
- Spiritual discussions
- Reduce anxiety
- Good quality time with the family
- Reduce pain and suffering
As is evident, there is a huge component of social/emotional/spiritual management in addition to reducing pain and suffering:
- Physical: Pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, loss of appetite are some symptoms that need to be managed. In addition to pain killers, small exercises can be included to make them feel better, even if it is just getting a breath of fresh air.
- Social: Depression (learn the ways to handle depression), anxiety, uncertainty, fear are all looming large and they are not sure how to manage these feelings. Talking to a counselor or some close family member or friend can be a big relief - the burden is off their chest.
- Legal: There could be issues related to property, insurance, property that also need to be discussed. External help can be sought if required to provide financial counselling and legal advice.
- Spiritual: Looking into the spiritual needs and understanding the deeper meaning of life, restoring faith are some things that also can help them feel better. "Why did this happen to me?" is a question most people keep asking and while there is no answer, some solace can be provided through talks.
It is to be noted that palliative care is not just for the patient. The caretakers (family and close friends) are equally in need of some support. So, once the patient is identified to be in terminal stages, all effort is made so the final leg of the journey is peaceful and as painless as possible.