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Dr. Kayvon Javid
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Life Threatening Injury (Overview)

A life-threatening injury (critical injury) is a condition in which a person has a severe injury that has caused or can cause death, paralysis, or major disability. Examples include gunshot wounds to the head, chest, or abdomen; knife wounds to any major artery, chest, or abdomen; large burns; severed limbs; multiple fractures of large bones; etc...


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Is pancreatitis life threatening?

Is pancreatitis life threatening?

It Can Be: 90% of the time, pancreatitis is mild and self-limiting. If severe, people are at-risk at 3 different times: early on, factors are released into the body that can depress many organs' function--if chronically ill, this can be dangerous; middle phase problems arise from pancreatic necrosis, sometimes requiring surgery; late phase problems tend to be infectious in origin, often following surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
15 doctors shared insights

Life Threatening Injury (Overview)

A life-threatening injury (critical injury) is a condition in which a person has a severe injury that has caused or can cause death, paralysis, or major disability. Examples include gunshot wounds to the head, chest, or abdomen; knife wounds to any major artery, chest, or abdomen; large burns; severed limbs; multiple fractures of large bones; etc...


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Is severe osteoporosis life threatening?

Is severe osteoporosis life threatening?

Yes: Osteoporosis put you at risk for hip and spine fractures which can be debilitating and possibly life threatening. Fortunately we have many medications that can successfully treat this. Make sure your house is well lit, minimize loose rugs or clutters to decrease chance of falling. Healthy diet, weight bearing exercises, take the med. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Is amenorrhea ever life threatening? Can amenorrhea ever indicate a life threatening condition or be life threatening in itself? .

Is amenorrhea ever life threatening? Can amenorrhea ever indicate a life threatening condition or be life threatening in itself?

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Not really: You should first find out the cause. Most of the known causes of amenorrhea are benign and not life threatening...Yet until you know the cause i can not answer this question fully well.Your gynecologist is the right person to address this question as it will require a detailed evaluation to determine the cause of amenorrhea.. ...Read more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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Can variocecele be life threatening?

Can variocecele be life threatening?

NO: it is not life threatening , some times may be responsible for low sperm count . ...Read more

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Is calciphylaxis life threatening?

Is calciphylaxis life threatening?

Yes: Calciphylaxis is, in a way, hardening of the arterioles (very small arteries) that supply blood to the skin. The arterioles are clogged, and blood does not pass, resulting in the death of the skin supplied. It is rare, occurring primarily in people with end stage renal disease (eg on dialysis) or rarely people with hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands). ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
Monthly
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Is COPD life threatening?

Is COPD life threatening?

Can be...: COPD is a slowly progressive disease and, over many years, the damage in the lungs increases and eventually can be life-threatening. The progression can be slowed further via smoking cessation and supplemental oxygen, if your oxygen level is low enough to qualify. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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Is dobutamine life threatening?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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Is dobutamine life threatening?

Not really : But can cause arrhythmia due to beta agonist effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
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Living a Long Life (Checklist)

Get a flu shot if you have asthma, diabetes, or if you are on dialysis
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Update your Tdap vaccine every ten years
once
Visit your travel clinic for pre-travel shots
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Make sure your kids get the HPV vaccine series to prevent serious problems
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Is myocarditis a life threatening condition?

Is myocarditis a life threatening condition?

Yes: But this depends on the cause, the severity and the rapidity with which one seeks medical assistance. ...Read more

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Is migraine risky or life threatening?

Is migraine risky or life threatening?

Not : Life threatening. Can be debilitating. See your doctor. Make sure it's a true migraine and get correct treatment ...Read more

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Is neck arthritus life threatening?

Is neck arthritus life threatening?

No: Can cause pain and stiffness. Can cause headaches and spasm. Can cause burning and numbness. Can even cause leg and arm problems. . If it is so severe can cause neurologic deficits. But it is not life threatening. ...Read more

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Is moderate renal impairment life threatening?

Is moderate renal impairment life threatening?

Not usually: It really depends on the degree of renal impairment. Most people with moderate chronic kidney disease do not even realize they have the disease! its often not until renal function had dropped below 30% and often lower than that, that you can see side effects. The side effects (anemia, high potassium, high phosphorus) are what cause most of the life threatening issues. ...Read more

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What life threathening complications can severe anemia gives a person?

What life threathening complications can severe anemia gives a person?

Severe anemia: One can die from severe anemia from massive acute bleeding due to hypoxia - decrease oxygenation to vitals organ that resulting in organ failure . When anemia iis a slow ongoing/chronic process- our body can compensate. When it is severe enough- enlargement of the heart /cardiomegaly and congestive heart failure can happen. Kidney failre and death can happen in severe hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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Is a pulmonary embolism life threatening?

Is a pulmonary embolism life threatening?

Definitely can be!: More people die each year from Pulmonary embolism (PE) than highway fatalities, breast cancer & AIDS combine. PE causes or contributes to 15% of all hospital deaths. Due to pulmonary arterial obstruction, PE can result in acute right ventricular failure, a life-threatening condition.Since most patients tend to die within the first hrs of presentation, early diagnosis & treatment can be life saving ...Read more

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How life threatening is aspirated pneumonia?

How life threatening is aspirated pneumonia?

Depends: This is a condition that varies in intensity from mild to deadly (immediately). It is likely that some folks aspirate small amounts into their lungs periodically & there is always a reaction to the debris. They may clear over time even without treatment. When it rises to the point someone has obvious symptoms soon after an event, it may kill within hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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