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Ms. Pamela Luehr

Ms. Pamela Luehr

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

Why should I weigh myself daily if I have heart failure?

A:

Weighing yourself daily allows your care team to identify any unusual weight gain, as in several pounds, in the span of a few days or a week. This unusual weight gain cannot be caused by muscle or fat gain, so we know that you are retaining excess fluid. Since this places extra stress on your already weakened heart, it is important to consult with your physician and care team if you notice big fluctuations in your daily weight.

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Heart Failure and Weight Monitoring

Tamarah Nerreter

Tamarah Nerreter

M.S.
Physiotherapist
Surrey, BC
Q:

How can resistance training be beneficial during pregnancy?

A:

Strength training is actually a good thing to maintain through pregnancy. It helps in assisting your upper body strength for postpartum period and also maintaining your core and overall strength through your lower body. 

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Pregnancy Physiotherapy - Resistance Training

Lori Berard

Lori Berard

RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator, Nurse Consultant
Nurse
Winnipeg, MB
Q:

What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia?

A:

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can have various symptoms depending on how low your blood sugar has dropped. When it is just entering the low blood sugar range, you can feel shaky or weak. When your low blood sugar is more moderate or severe, you can have trouble concentrating or feel confused. If you have questions about how to recognize low blood sugar, you can ask your family doctor.

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Definition of Hypoglycemia