For breast cancer patients undergoing surgery, early intervention and appropriate rehabilitation programs can maintain their quality of life and prevent complications, such as decreasing the incidence of pneumonia, promoting the circulation in the injured arm, reducing the occurrence of postoperative edema, early exercise, maintaining hand muscle strength, recovering the movement angle of the shoulder joint, preventing soft tissue adhesion, etc.
Problems that may occur after surgery include lymphedema on the upper limb of the affected side, tightness in the chest wall or underarm on the surgical side, limited shoulder mobility or pain, upper limb weakness on the affected side, and cardiorespiratory dysfunction.
The following are the precautions for self-care and exercise at home after radical mastectomy.
After the operation, a lot of patients would be anxious about the functions of the multiple drainages coming out of their bodies.
Parkinson’s disease ( PD ) is a neurodegenerative disorder; patients often suffer from bradykinesia, and limb rigidity and tremor. There are also medicines and brain disorders that could induce Parkinson like symptoms.
The purpose of evoked potential test aims to evaluate your nervous system through different types of neurophysiological stimulation and diagnose possible lesion position and severity.
Cerebrovascular accident ( CVA ) or stroke is the prime killer of health for aged people. CVA has been the second leading cause of death in Taiwan and it affects the health of our population significantly.
There is a greater chance of getting stroke if patients have long smoking history with heavy tobacco dependency; and male to female ratio of stroke is 14.2 % to 3.1 %.
The predilection season for facial palsy is between winter and spring, where patients will experience sudden inclination of eye and mouth, which is often mistaken for stroke.