Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Ques. What is arthritis?

Ans. If you have trouble moving around or feel pain and stiffness in your body, you could have arthritis. In the majority of cases arthritis causes pain and swelling in the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and generally affects elderly patients.
Factors that contribute towards higher arthritis risk include:  Your genetic makeup
A physically demanding job
A previous injury
Some infections or allergic reactions may cause short-term arthritis. When it is caused by an infection it is known as “reactive arthritis” Obesity, which places extra strain on joints Arthritis may also be caused by autoimmune disease Etc.

Ques. What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Ans. Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.

Ques. What is tennis elbow?

Ans. “Tennis elbow” is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in elbow pain.

Tennis elbow is caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow.

Ques. What is a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Ans. The most common initial symptom of Achilles tendon rupture is a sudden snap at the back of the heels with intense pain. Immediately after the rupture, the majority of individuals will have difficult walking.

Ques. How much calcium do I need?

Adults under the age of 50 years should consume 1,000 mg of calcium every day. Adults over the age of 50 years should comsume up to 1,200 mg of calcium every day. The best way to get your calcium is in your food.

Ques. Should I get the HPV vaccine?

The HPV vaccine is recommended for adolescent girls who are not sexually active. Females younger than 26 years who are sexually active may also benefit from the vaccine. The HPV vaccine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Ques. Can I have a pap smear if I have my period?

You should try to schedule your pap smear exam when you are not having your period. However, you can have a pap smear during your period as long as the flow is not very heavy.

Ques. When do I start taking my birth control pills?

You may start taking your birth control pills one of two ways:

start on the first day of your menstrual bleeding or start on the first Sunday after your menstrual bleeding begins.

Ques. What do I do if I forget to take a pill during the first three weeks of the pack?

If you forget to take a pill, take it the next day with your regular pill at the usual time. You can seperate the doses by an hour to avoid nausea.

To minimize or eliminate nausea, take birth control pills with food. Being late with birth control pills may lead to break-through bleeding, bleeding prior to week four, or “placebo” week. Break through bleeding does not indicate a lack of protection.

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