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Dr. Nardia Strydom

Dr. Nardia Strydom

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is your pre-pregnancy BMI in relation to your weight-height ratio that you start your pregnancy with.

A:

If you have a high BMI when you start off your pregnancy, then you're at an increased risk for complications in pregnancy.

 A BMI of between 18.5 and 25 is considered normal.  People always wonder how much weight they should gain during pregnancy. If your BMI is normal then you would gain somewhere between 10 to 20 kilograms, or half a kilogram a week.

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Pregnancy and Body Mass Index

Dr. John Watterson

Dr. John Watterson

MD, FRCPC,
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is polymyalgia rheumatica diagnosed?

A:

Polymyalgia rheumatica is diagnosed through considering the symptoms a person presents with, particularly sudden onset of stiffness which makes getting out of bed or off a chair difficult. A blood test may be used to look for markers of inflammation, and sometimes a trial treatment with medication is given to see if the symptoms resolve.

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Symptoms of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Dr. Alastair Younger

Dr. Alastair Younger

MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Foot and Ankle
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Should I have a scope done on my ankle?

A:

A scope, or arthroscope, can be used to look inside a joint to assess the damage and possibly make some repairs at the same time. With an injured ankle, a scope can be used to clean up the joint by removing some pieces of cartilage that could be causing pain, and to possibly repair any damaged ligaments. You can ask your doctor if you think your ankle could benefit from being scoped.

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Ankle Sprains and Orthopaedic Surgery