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    Eating a Normal Diet after Cancer Treatment

    Last updated 13 days ago

    After cancer treatment, most patients strive to feel like themselves again, including getting back to eating a normal diet. When can you expect to start eating normally again after your cancer treatment? This video discusses that question.

    Recovering from cancer treatment is a very individualized process. There is no timetable for returning to your usual eating plan. Some patients feel like resuming normal eating habits within weeks of treatment, while others may have longer-term struggles. Listen to your body, and if you’re concerned that you’re not getting an adequate level of nutrition, talk to a registered dietician.

    At Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, our multidisciplinary cancer care team will support you throughout your treatment and recovery as you fight your cancer battle. For information about our cancer department, our acclaimed Heart Institute, or our other services, please call (888) 741-5119. 

    What Is Post-Stroke Rehabilitation?

    Last updated 15 days ago

    After the initial emergency of a stroke has passed, the focus for patients turns to recovery. For many patients, that means some form of rehabilitation.  Your neurologist will help you devise a recovery plan that will help you reclaim your quality of life. Continue reading to find out more about the role rehabilitation plays in stroke recovery.

    The focus of post-stroke rehabilitation is to help stroke survivors relearn skills they may have lost due to the brain damage caused by their stroke. These skills can include everything from walking to eating and speaking. The type of rehabilitation a stroke survivor needs depends on which part of the brain was affected by the stroke. Some possible forms of post-stroke rehabilitation include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

    At Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, our Certified Primary Stroke Center provides comprehensive care, including assistance with post-stroke rehabilitation. Learn why you should trust our hospital for all of your emergency care needs by calling (888) 741-5119 today.

    Cardiac Procedures and Surgeries

    Last updated 19 days ago

    If you’re suffering from heart disease, there are several different cardiac procedures that your doctor may recommend to alleviate your symptoms and prevent complications. The right procedures for you depend on many factors, including which part of your heart is damaged and what symptoms you’re experiencing. Here is a look at what to expect from some common cardiac procedures.

    Angioplasty

    Angioplasty is a procedure performed to clear blockages in coronary arteries. During the procedure, a deflated balloon is inserted into the artery via a small tube. Once in the area of the blockage, the balloon is inflated to open up the blocked area and increase blood flow. In many cases, a stent is placed at the same time to further widen the artery. The procedure is relatively quick, and only an overnight hospital stay is generally required.

    Bypass Surgery

    Bypass surgery, which is sometimes referred to as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or open-heart surgery, creates new avenues for blood to flow to the heart in response to an artery blockage. The surgery is performed by grafting veins or arteries from other parts of the body onto the area around the blockage so that blood is rerouted and its flow is restored. Multiple grafts may be performed during a single procedure. After the surgery, patients may stay in the hospital for several days.

    Radiofrequency Ablation

    Also known as catheter ablation, radiofrequency ablation is performed to correct a heart arrhythmia. During the procedure, an electrode-tipped catheter is inserted into a vein and guided to the heart using X-ray imaging. Once the catheter reaches the portion of the heart where the arrhythmia is taking place, the electrode transmits a painless radiofrequency. As a result, a small amount of heart cells are destroyed, which may normalize the heartbeat.

    The Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point offers nationally acclaimed cardiac care for patients with a range of heart conditions. If you’re concerned about your heart health or want to know more about our services, please call (888) 741-5119.

    What to Expect from Physical Therapy Following Cancer Treatment

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Cancer care doesn’t end when treatment does. Physical therapy can help you regain your quality of life after you’ve had cancer treatment. These sessions can be tailored to meet your needs. This video explains more.

    In this video, you’ll learn about the different methods physical therapists can use to help you after your cancer treatment. A physical therapist can help you regain range of motion and get relief from post-treatment pain. One of the most important aspects of physical therapy may be helping you address lymphedema, particularly if you had lymph nodes removed.

    Let the cancer care team at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point help you get the care you need during and after your cancer treatments. Learn more about our hospital services by visiting us online or calling (888) 741-5119.  

    Swallowing Disorders in Adults

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Swallowing disorders can cause a range of physical and emotional symptoms in adults. The good news is that treatments are available to help you overcome your symptoms and regain your quality of life. If you’re experiencing a swallowing disorder, ask your doctor to refer you to the Heart Burn & Swallowing Disorders Center at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for help. If you have a swallowing disorder, here are the answers to some common questions that will help you understand your condition.

    What Are Swallowing Disorders?

    Swallowing disorders impact sufferers’ ability to chew and swallow food. They can occur during any of the three phases of the swallowing process. Some disorders happen in the oral phase, which involves chewing, sucking, and moving food into the throat. Others occur during the pharyngeal phase, during which food is squeezed down the throat while the airway is closed to prevent aspiration. Swallowing disorders may also occur during the esophageal phase, when food is squeezed from the esophagus into the stomach.

    What Are the Symptoms?

    All types of swallowing disorders cause similar symptoms. Coughing during or immediately after eating or drinking or a gurgling sound during eating or drinking can be signs, as can food leaking from the mouth. People with swallowing disorders may need extra time to chew or to try to swallow. Because of the difficulties with swallowing, adults with these disorders are often underweight and malnourished. They may also suffer from social anxieties and self-esteem issues linked to their difficulties with eating.

    How Are Swallowing Disorders Treated?

    Treatments for swallowing disorders vary depending on the type of disorder and the severity of the symptoms. In most cases, a speech pathologist can treat swallowing disorders by helping sufferers improve muscle movement and develop strategies to improve their swallowing.

    The Heart Burn & Swallowing Disorders Center at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point can help you beat your swallowing disorder. Our hospital provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services to meet all of your medical needs. Find out more by calling us at (888) 741-5119. 




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