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After Effects Of A Heat Stroke
Heat illness is a spectrum of disorder due to envoirenmental heat exposure.It can include heat syncope, heat cramps and heat exaustion more severe conditions are heat stroke, inwhich body temp goes over 105 degree f.Or 40.6 degreec due to envorenmental heat exposure and lac of thermo regulation.This is different than fever where there is physiological increase in ...Read more
Can a one time dose of Toradol injection along with drop-medrol in knee pose a health threat of heart attack and stroke or is it with prolonged use?
How soon after ceasing use of NSAIDS does the risk for heart attack or stroke (from NSAID use) end?
NSAID and acute MI: The FDA has issued a caution indicating that NSAID users are prone to more heart attacks than non users. NSAID use can increase MI or stroke in risk in patients regardless of whether they already have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease. However, the likelihood of MI or stroke is greatest among those with pre-existing risk factors due to a higher baseline risk. Diabetes, smoking, hyp ...Read more
Concussion: There was an injury to the brain considering the mechanism of the injury and the symptom of unconciousness. But the chances of significant brain damage are small. Normally a head CT is done for someone after a car accident to be sure there is no bleeding. If there is none, then a concussion is normally diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used as a first step medication unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many varied forms: A heart attack and a stroke are two anatomically different problems with both due to the sudden blockage of blood flow, the former to the heart, the later to the brain. Heart attack pain can be any discomfort in the chest from severe pressure to mild ache or even no pain, just nausea. Stroke usually causes no pain but loss of vision, speech, strength in an arm or leg or dizziness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
81 mg: Some recommend325 mg daily but likely for most average size folks, 81 mg daily suffices. Early studies used as much as 325 3times daily. ...Read more
Many ways: There are many reasons for a stroke. High blood pressure, embolic, cerebral aneurysm rupture, or bleeding problems. If high blood pressure the source, control blood pressure. If you have infected or artificial heart valves, use coumadin (warfarin). If carotid stenosis, control cholesterol, take mini asoirin, carotid enderectomy surgery if necessary. Cerebral aneurysm repair or coil placed. Pineapple, dark ch. ...Read more
Are there any side effects of taking a warm bath immediately after a chemotherapy patient takes one? Any danger of absorbing the chemo?
No problem: If chemotherapy employed and there is no problem with BP, oral meds cant be affected in terms of absorption from GI tact by taking warm bath. If meds were given intravenously they are already in circulation and their distribution to the organs of the body are similarly unaffected. ...Read more
Not usually: Most of the damage from a stroke occurs right away. Almost always there is some recovery. Contractures and spasticity secondary to strokes can worsen over time, but usually stabilizes after one year. Obviously if you have had one stroke, you can always have another stroke which can make things worse. ...Read more
Will breathing in helium gas for an extended period of time (a couple of hours) cause any adverse effects on someone?
Is there an increased risk of heart attack when suspending aspirin therapy for the 3 days prior to a minor surgery?
Seven days: If you are suspending aspiring before surgery to avoid intraoperative bleeding, 3 days is not enough. Should be at least 7 days. If the surgery it's a minor surgery and do not involve eye, plastic, ear, brain, it may be ok to continue aspirin. But, that decision is between your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Aspirin create a platelet dysfunction that may increase risk of bleeding in surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Think this way: Like stepping on a garden hose cuts down the amount of water coming out of the hose, a vasodilator would remove your foot from the hose allowing more water to flow. Similarly, vasodilators enhance blood flow through a constricted vessel and help blood flow to an area being robbed of that important blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Following a previous ?, if a person had a one-time stimulant-induced event of prolonged tachycardia (HR 120-160 for <10 hours; unknown BP), is it likely to increase risk of brain aneurysm later on?
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Very Unlikely: Although there has been miraculous exceptions only the medical team treating the pt could tell if there has been some clinical improvement that may lead to recovery. In general we have to accept this condition as futile. Age is important ( children have more chances to recover)and other medical conditions may complicate things. Best wishes. ...Read more
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