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Doctor insights on: How Severe Does An Injury Have To Be To Have Endorphins Released

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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By how many degrees does a broken bone have to be offset to have to get re-broken?

By how many degrees does a broken bone have to be offset to have to get re-broken?

Not always: Based on degrees of offset. Fractures need to be "set" if there is more than a 2 mm. Gap or obviously malaligned. The idea is to get the fragments as close together as possible, along with as normal alignment as can be obtained. If healed already, then revisiting the fracture is done only if it is causing some other problem. ...Read more

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What happens if I ever got into an accident which would lead to an amputation, will I be able to take that limb home?

What happens if I ever got into an accident which would lead to an amputation, will I be able to take that limb home?

Good question. ..: ..it would have 2 B sent 2 pathology first, after that I would assume U would have 2 have it released 2 a funeral parlor. Then state law may require it 2 B buried or cremated. I kno in the State of Wisconsin, only physicians R allowed to posses human body parts, even a skeleton if is human. I suppose a lawyer could help U better then an MD. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an injury that makes a person not be able to walk but can be recovered from?

I need to know what's an injury that makes a person not be able to walk but can be recovered from?

S;inal cord injury: You can experience inability to walk but recover from an bruising of the spinal cord. The process is sometimes called spinal shock. ...Read more

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Do you have to have vomiting or seizures to even be considered to have menegitis and to be tested? Also how exactly can you contract it?

Do you have to have vomiting or seizures to even be considered to have menegitis and to be tested? Also how exactly can you contract it?

Urgent: Meningitis is a serious infection that requires immediate attention, if anyone is suspected of having that , they have to be seen immediately for a thorough evaluation, certainly headache, fever, neck rigidity, vomiting are some of the symptoms... As mentioned above, this is an infection that requires immediate attention hope this helps. ...Read more

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How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

Too much pain: If you can run and do your thing, then you dont knee it fixed. If it hurts all the time and stops you from your activities or impairs your function then get it fixed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how a doctor can tell from an xray if a solid lumbar fusion has occured? Does this need to happen before returning to work?

Can you please tell me how a doctor can tell from an xray if a solid lumbar fusion has occured? Does this need to happen before returning to work?

Yes and no: Bony fusion is seen by bone growth and fusion of the bones which can be seen on x-ray. This can be difficult if there is metal hardware present. CT scanning is better than plain x-ray. Again, hardware may get in the way. I am not a surgeon but in my experience, you don't need to see bony fusion in order to return to work. However, you need to consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How severe does your temperature have to be for it to be a fever?

How severe does your temperature have to be for it to be a fever?

Over 100.4: Fever is considered to be a temperature over 100.4 degrees f, taken either in the mouth, ear, underarm or rectal. Temporal temperatures are generally a little more unreliable unless you have a very good scanner like hospitals and clinics use and you have the right technique to check a temporal temperature. ...Read more

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Can emotional stress have an increasing effect on you esr, or does it have to be inflammation from another source?

Can emotional stress have an increasing effect on you esr, or does it have to be inflammation from another source?

See below: Esr or sed rate is an acute phase reactant test c/w inflammation, but is clearly nonspecific. Emotions can be secondary to the underlying disorder causing ESR elevation, but stress does not affect the lab result. If your neck nodes are enlarged, the sed rate would likely rise due to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What can it mean to have to be treated as a constant suicide risk?

What can it mean to have to be treated as a constant suicide risk?

Very ill: If a person cannot keep himself/herself safe as an outpatient due to suicidal thoughts and intents, there would be constant suicide risk. For such a person, dialectical behavior therapy may help -- but it would have to be started in a hospital. Suicide is viewed as part of being mentally ill, so it's assumed that treatment is needed. Depending on the person, it may still not be successful. ...Read more

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I have ED and I am sure it may be due to physiological or neve damage how to know if I am correct.If physiological how to cure if nerve how to cure?

I have ED and I am sure it may be due to physiological or neve damage how to know if I am correct.If physiological how to cure if nerve how to cure?

Common: Could be emotional. Could be physical. If you are a heavy smoker, that could be the problem. If you are a drinker or drug user, that could be the problem. Sometimes it can be due to other problems such as diabetes. Try taking an Aspirin everyday for a couple of weeks and if this doesn't work, you should see a physician and maybe try viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis which will help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How bad does your neck/spine injury have to be to require surgery?

How bad does your neck/spine injury have to be to require surgery?

Bad enough . . . .: If you have a diagnosis that clearly explains the source of your pain, then the decision for surgery depends on how bad the pain is versus how risky the surgery might be. The most important part is to be as sure as possible you have the right diagnosis and that the surgery is as safe as possible. When the disability is bad enough to significantly affect your life, you're ready. ...Read more

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Can my hand injury be bad enough to have to get surgery or can it heal some other way without surgery ?

Can my hand injury be bad enough to have to get surgery or can it heal some other way without surgery ?

See Doctor: Since our hands are such necessary functional units of our body, you never want to lose even 5% function. A hand injury necessitates careful medical evaluation and close follow up. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a headache or symptoms have to be present to know if brain cells have been killed or damaged?

Does a headache or symptoms have to be present to know if brain cells have been killed or damaged?

Complex question: Obviously if a patient is having neurological deficits, new onset seizures then there may be changes in the brain matter including necrosis of brain tissue. There may be findings on imaging such as MRI but there may not be, although if the neurological deficits are significant then there would be findings on imaging most likely. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have brain damage after an injury?

How can you tell if you have brain damage after an injury?

Physical exam, CT/MR: There is no clear cut way to say there has been no brain damage after an injury. Serial physical exams are key. Imaging with CT in the acute setting is used to look for acute blood or stroke findings. MRI provides more detail brain imaging and can detect very small foci of bleeding or nerve injury changes. ...Read more

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How severe does your blood pressure have to be to have a stroke?

How severe does your blood pressure have to be to have a stroke?

No specific number: "high" blood pressure can cause a stroke, but it is very variable to the individual. Certainly the risk is higher as the BP increases. There are also patients who develop a stroke from an acute drop in bp, where there can be a watershed infarct, as a counter-example to a hypertensive stroke. ...Read more

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Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Acute = fast: Acute renal failure can act fast and as it gets severe you'd most likely know about it and seek help, but possibly not soon enough to reverse the condition. Similarly, the problem with chronic renal failure is that you may not catch it early enough to reverse or delay the progression of the disease. Testing can be pretty simple & good treatments frequently are effective so get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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How badly can a meniscus injury have to be before a doctor tells you no more running?

How badly can a meniscus injury have to be before a doctor tells you no more running?

Many factors: If it is repairable and heals and there is no arthritis--there may be no limits. On the other hand, if the tear leads to loss of meniscal function coupled with arthritis, limb malalignment and an elevated bmi-- high impact exercise may be discouraged. ...Read more

Endorphins (Definition)

Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during ...Read more