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Ms. Pamela Luehr

Ms. Pamela Luehr

BSN, CCNC, Cardiovascular Nurse
Nurse
Kelowna, BC
Q:

Why is it important to monitor fluid in heart failure patients?

A:

When you are in heart failure, your body has a tendency to build up fluid basically everywhere. You can get swelling in your feet, legs, abdomen and even in your lungs which can cause breathing challenges. Since your heart is already weakened with heart failure, the excess fluid makes it work too hard, so we try and limit the amount of fluid you ingest to prevent this from happening. Your physician and your dietitian can help you determine your fluid needs through your diet.

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Fluid Moderation for Heart Failure Patients

Dr. E. E. Stockenstrom

Dr. E. E. Stockenstrom

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is the treatment for a migraine?

A:

Migraines can often be linked to a trigger, so avoiding these triggers is important in relieving your symptoms. You may find relief in laying in a quiet and dark room, and you can take acetaminophen/ibuprofen or Gravol to help with your pain and nausea. If you are experiencing migraines, and haven't spoken with your family doctor about this, you may wish to make an appointment in order to review your symptoms.

headache woman menopause

Diagnosing Migraines

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What are my chances of developing skin cancer?

A:

Unfortunately, skin cancer is relatively common. The chance that the average person will develop skin cancer in their lifetime is 1 in 5. This is the risk for non-melanoma skin cancer (which is the most common type of skin cancer). 

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Differentiating between Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers