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Instructed to keep medications away from children.
Instructed patient about chronic forms of hypothyroidism. These are lifelong disorders that are usually treated with synthetic forms of thyroid hormone. Dosage must be adjusted carefully to prevent hyperthyroidism.
Patient was instructed about the swine flu. Spread of this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is thought to spread in the same way as the seasonal flu virus. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Sometimes a person may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
Patient was instructed on hypertension. Factors that are linked to high blood pressure include, aging, drinking more than 2 alcohol drinks a day, eating a lot of sodium (salt), being overweight or obese, having high cholesterol, being under a lot of stress.
Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Get enough vitamin D. Getting enough vitamin D, along with sufficient calcium, is one of the first steps toward preventing or reducing the effects of osteoporosis. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Usually two minutes of sun exposure a day is enough to satisfy the body's vitamin D requirement.
Taught that Fosamax is used to prevent and treat certain types of bone loss (Osteoporosis).
Instructed on some measures aimed to controlling/managing depression, such as: encourage patient to set realistic goals and recognize and praise even minor accomplishments, among others.
Taught that balancing exercise with rest, as directed by MD, is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.
SN to instruct patient on lifestyle and home remedies like stopping alcohol driving if applicable, avoiding medication that may cause liver damage, help prevent other from coming in contact with infected blood. SN to instruct patient and caregiver on emergency preparedness and when to notify the doctor with new symptoms and/or concerns.
Instructed caregiver reducing additional risk factors, such as , high cholesterol, and elevated blood glucose, are important in prevention and treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer. Wearing the appropriate shoes and socks will go a long way in reducing risks. the patient podiatrist can provide guidance in selecting the proper shoes.