|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesUlcers Case Xxi
Mrs. Butcher, aged 52, has two ulcers a little above the oute...
Philosophy Of Disease And Cure
In every part of the animal economy, polar derangements in th...
Rich Foods Brandy Beef-tea Etc
must be avoided. Involuntary starting, and the manifestation...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Deep Structures Of The Male Perinaeum The Lateral Operation Of Lithotomy
The urethra, at its membranous part, M, Fig. 1, Plate 53, whi...
The Nerves In The Skin
How We Tell Things from Touch, and Feel Heat and Cold and Pai...
Extraction Of Foreign Bodies From The Strictured Esophagus
Foreign bodies of relatively small size will lodge in a stri...
Necessity Of Ventilation Means Of Heating The Sick-room Relative Merits Of Open Fires Stoves And Furnaces
Next to its intrinsic value, our method gives the patient the...
Foreign Bodies In The Stomach
Gastroscopy is indicated in cases of a foreign body that ref...
The Throat Should Be Covered With A Wet Compress I E A Piece Of
linen four to eightfold, according to its original thickness, d...
Prognosis And Convalescence
The duration of acute endocarditis varies greatly; it may be ...
Mind In Disease
Often a person, because of physical failure, becomes possessed...
Suggestions For The Control Of Athletics
1. Gymnasiums and athletic grounds in connection with all col...
_Erysipelas_ being commonly the reflexion of an internal dise...
Strabismus Discordance Of The Eyes
If neither of the rectus muscles have been cut and cicatrized...
Strangulation Or Hanging
Often accidentally caused in children or intoxicated persons. ...
The spatular end of the laryngoscope should now be tipped ba...
NATURE is not only our one guide in the matter of phy...
Stage I Entering The Right Pyriform Sinus
The operator standing (as in Fig. 66), inserts the esophagos...
The Surgical Dissection Of The First Second Third And Fourth Layers Of The Inguinal Region In Connexion With Those Of The Thigh
The common integument or first layer of the inguino-femoral r...
Mechanical Problems Of Bronchoscopic Foreign Body Extraction*
* For more extensive consideration of mechanical problems...
Muscular Action Weak
Source: Papers On Health
The heart is the most important of all muscles.
Sometimes the action of this is so weak that the pulse in the right
wrist is imperceptible, and that in the left extremely feeble. The
heart may be beating at the usual rate, only its stroke is much too
feeble; and the effects are found in enfeebled life generally,
sometimes shown in fainting fits. If such come on, lay the patient flat
on his back, and if consciousness does not return shortly, apply a hot
FOMENTATION (see) to the spine.
Sometimes this heart weakness is only a part of a general muscular
failure. Muscles elsewhere in the body may even swell and become
painful. If strychnine be prescribed, refuse it. It has only a
temporary power for good, soon passing into a wholly bad effect.
Thoroughly good vapour baths will effect some relief, and may be taken
to begin with. The best remedy is found in gentle rubbing and squeezing
the muscles in every part, specially attending to any that may be
swollen and painful. Squeeze gently the muscular mass, so as to press
the blood out of it. Relax the pressure again so as to admit the blood.
Where no help can be had, we have known a patient so squeeze herself as
to restore action to a useless limb. But of course it is best if it be
well and frequently done, say twice a day, by a really careful operator
who has some idea of anatomy. This may seem a simple remedy, but we
have known two inches added to the length of a shrunken limb by its
means, and the patient restored from apparently hopeless lameness to
fair walking power. See Massage.
Next: Muscular Pains