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Function and Stages of Leopold Examination in Pregnant Women

Leopold examination is an examination with a palpable method that serves to estimate the position of the baby in the womb. This examination is generally done when undergoing a routine obstetrical examination in the third trimester of pregnancy, or during contractions before delivery. The position of the baby in the womb is quite varied and can vary according to gestational age. The baby can be in the head position at the bottom of the uterus, breech or transverse. Leopold examination is done to help the doctor or midwife suggest the right way of delivery. In addition, this examination can help estimate the gestational age, as well as the size and weight of the baby in the womb. Leopold Examination Stages Before the examination, Mother will be asked to urinate to empty the bladder. This is done so that the mother is more comfortable during the process of touching the stomach with the Leopold method. Next, you will be asked to lie on your back with your head slightly raised, then …
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Things You Need to Know About Leaking Heart Surgery

Leaky heart surgery is a medical procedure that aims to overcome the disruption of blood flow in the heart that has reached the severe category. The operation is carried out if the administration of drugs is deemed unable to cope optimally. The heart organ consists of four chambers, namely two porches and two chambers, which are separated by a divider. In these barriers there are valves that can open and close to regulate the direction of blood flow, both from the heart and towards the heart. A heart leak occurs when there is a hole in the heart block or there is a disruption in the function of the heart valve, which causes blood to not flow properly. To fix this, doctors can perform surgery, commonly known as a leaky heart surgery. Conditions that require a leaky heart surgery Heart leak due to holes in the bulkhead is generally caused by congenital heart disease, such as ASD (atrial septal defect), VSD (ventricular septal defect), and PFO (patent foramen ovale). While the heart…

Come on, Start to Apply a Healthy Lifestyle to Prevent Stroke

Not only in the elderly (elderly), strokes can also occur at a much younger age you know. According to data from the Ministry of Health, stroke is one of the leading causes of death in almost all hospitals in Indonesia. Before a stroke threatens, you can change your daily habits to become healthier. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted due to bleeding or blockage of blood. Even more dangerous, strokes in young adulthood do not always have specific symptoms, thus making the diagnosis often late and causing permanent disability. Starting from Daily Habits The risk of stroke increases if you have excess weight or obesity, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. In addition, blood vessel disorders, such as blocked arteries (atherosclerosis) or abnormalities in the structure of blood vessels in the brain, can also cause strokes. Living a healthy lifestyle as part of good habits that are lived every day, can reduce the risk of stroke. Here are some things …