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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. Cecilia Hamming

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

RN, BA., Medtronic CPT
Nurse
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is the basal rate with regards to insulin?

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The basal rate with insulin means that there is insulin being constantly supplied to a person with diabetes. This basal insulin can be delivered into the body by an insulin pump, or it can be done by injection if using certain types of insulin. If you are diabetic and have questions about your insulin needs, speak with your family doctor.

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The Difference between Basal-Bolus Insulin Pumps

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Victoria, BC
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What are the medical risks of obesity?

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There are many medical issues that can develop if you are overweight or obese. As your weight increases, so does your risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and an increased risk of death. Obesity can also have negative effects on your fertility, and your joints. You can ask your doctor if you have questions about the impact of your weight on your general health.

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Obesity and Related Medical Risks

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