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Are There Any Dangers With Scuba Diving If You Have Beta Thalassemia Minor
Hematologist helps: A person with thalassemia minor can see a hematologist (blood specialist) doctor to ask about scuba diving. A couple of issues come to mind. One is "how anemic is the patient". If one is anemic, with low hemoglobin (the red stuff in blood), his blood cannot carry as much oxygen compared to normal people. Another is "how strongly is oxygen attached" to the patient's particular type of hemoglobin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scuba stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus when one used scuba equipment and dives one will take a tank with them that eliminates the need to keep returning to the surface this will allow one to stay submerged for up to an hr and perform underwater exploration or ...Read more
NSAIDS: Sold over-the-counter, and used commonly for pain control, the group of medications called nsaids- non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs include aspirin, Naproxen and Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). They can be quite harmful to kidney function, which is why the label instructions must always be followed. Routine, daily use is probably unwise for anyone. Donors should generally avoid these drugs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do you know if there are any experts who have treated more than 1 patient with paroxymal cold hemoglobinuria? I
PCH~: A: millions. Just Google (or look up in the Medical Section of your local phone directory) any "hematologist" or in the USA (Heme-Onc) doc, of any worth and reknown and go see him. This is not esoterica, my dear ! ...Read more
I might be moving from Boston to Denver. Are there any health risks or benefits associated with that change in altitude?
None come to mind: Today blood incompadibility comes up mostly for newborns but may arise with transfusions. The issues are generally transient & resolve once the time limited antibodies have disappeared. If blood breakdown was monitored and toxic effects were minimized at the time, there is no reason to anticipate further problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that aspirin should be avoided by people with vascular eds. Are there other drugs t avoid?
Anticoagulants: Vascular ehlers-danlos is a difficult disease to manage. Any of the medications that suppress platelet function, and the anticoagulants generally, need to be avoided. However, of the common over-the-counter medicines, aspirin's by far the most powerful anti-clotting agent; before you receive any other medicine that could make you bleed, your physician would discuss risk-benefit with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zaditen: is a sedating antihistamine. Given in the proper dose it should not harm your child. Not sure what you mean about fontanel pressure so please clarify that part of your question. A child who has an open fontanel is likely very young and antihistamines should be used with caution in very young children. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are fast-acting inhalers that are safe for people with high blood pressure?
Flying eye pressure: The eye is filled with water and water is essentially non-compressible. The cabins are also pressurized.... Therefore, unless you have a gas in the eye (such as after a retinal detachment repair) then air travel is not an issue for eye pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Epilepsy and e beta thalassemia are related? Is Epilepsy occurred for thalassemia? If someone have both diseases then what will be the effect?
Hard to answer: Rescue inhalers by nature of how they work can elevate bp. However, if your BP is controlled with other drugs, there is less likelihood of your asthma drug raising your bp. Controllers (inhaled cortisone) have little absorption into the blood stream so their contribution to elevated BP can be small. Talk it over with your physician but don't take anything without their knowledge. ...Read more
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