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Tamarah Nerreter

Tamarah Nerreter

M.S.
Physiotherapist
Surrey, BC
Q:

What causes pain in the pubic bone area during pregnancy?

A:

During pregnancy, women may develop pubic symphysitis in their second trimester due to the increasing weight of the baby, and the mom continuing to do daily routines. Common symptoms of pubic symphysitis is groin pain, tenderness right on the pubic symphisis, general pelvic pain and low back pain.

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Pregnancy and Pubic Symphysitis

Ms. Pamela Luehr

Ms. Pamela Luehr

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

How much salt can a heart failure patient eat daily?

A:

Heart failure patients are usually placed on a sodium-restricted diet. The recommended daily intake for salt for heart failure patients is under 2,000 milligrams each day. This is less than half of the salt that the average person eats each day. You may find it helpful to get some guidance from your physician or a dietitian on how to measure your salt intake.

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Sodium Reduction in Heart Failure Patients

Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is colchicine?

A:

Colchicine is a medication that is primarily used in the treatment of gout. It is typically prescribed in a fairly low dose for a number of days to help treat gout symptoms during a flare. You can ask your family physician or local pharmacist if you have questions about this medication.

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Gout Treatment Options