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Are There Any Potential Threats From Bronchoconstriction
Stop breathing: Bronchoconstriction, or narrowing of the airways due to swelling and/or spasm, decreases airflow into the lungs, and increases the effort needed to get that air in. This combination of stresses lowers the oxygen level, and if severe enough, a person can become weak, confused, collapse from exhaustion or even stop breathing altogether. This is how people can even die from an asthma attack. ...Read more
Yes: Could be injured by falling or coming into contact with machinery, could fracture a bone or vertebra, could in very rare situations aspirate food or liquid if occurred during a meal. But it is rare to suffocate during a seizure. Biggest risk is likely sudep, sudden death in sleep, but, most of these folks had inadequate medication. ...Read more
Be more specific: Advise of the specific substance in question. ...Read more
Yes: The most common complication associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the development of pancreatitis after the procedure. This complication occurs in about 5% of people who undergo the procedure. Other complications include damage to the intestines, bleeding, and problems with the contrast dye or anesthesia used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung cancer & psych: Long-term effects of marijuana use include lung cancer (since marijuana smoking, like cigarette smoking, includes tar), dental problems, and the development/exacerbation of psychosis. On the short-term though, there is no significant mortality due to marijuana use and no deaths from marijuana overdose have ever been reported. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Always : There are always side effects from treatment for any condition. It would probably be best to discuss the specific risks and benefits of your proposed treatment with your physician. Some forms of legal blindness are treatable while others, unfortunately, are not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's the problem: Tobacco companies producing e-cigs have not had to do any research because courts ruled that it is just another kind of cigarette, and the fda has no jurisdiction. The propellant is propylene glycol, which is in an oil. What this does when inhaled is simply unknown in humans. The additives, flavorings, preservatives and whatever else is in them also have not been studied. We simply cannot say now. ...Read more
Besides treatment for epilepsy is anyone aware of any other potential benefits from vagus nerve stimulation?
Yes: The most common side effects from statins include 1) myalgia and increased CPK from skeletal muscle and 2) elevated liver function tests reflecting liver inflammation. A vast majority of these side effects are benign. There have been instances of severe skeletal muscle damage or severe liver damage but these episodes are very unusual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The following site provides an extensive list of side effects for toremifene, some mild-moderate, others more serious, such as blood clots (thromboemboli) in legs/lungs, increased risk of endometrial cancer, damage to fetus, etc. http://upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/cancer-chemo/pages/toremifene-citrate.aspx. ...Read more
Are there any side effects from velashape? What kinds of risks and side effects are possible from velashape?
Can hurt: The most common side effect is bruising and it only lasts for a few days. There is a chance for scabbing or blistering and it usually occurs for people with very loose skin. That isn't very common and it can be prevented by lowering the level of the energy delivered to the skin. The redness and swelling after the treatment is normal and it usually lasts for a couple of hours. ...Read more
Yes: All opioids cause nausea, itching, sedation, confusion, constipation, hormone depletion, depression, loss of libido, also possibly hyperalgesia (paradoxical increase in pain). Methadone is unique in changing heart rhythms at higher doses that can cause sudden cardiac dearh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Watch for this: If you have a lot hair in this area, your "coccydnia" can be confused with a pilonidal cyst. This is an abscess that requires surgical drainage. If your diagnosis was from the web instead of from a doctor, you should see a doctor. The cause of coccydnia can be unknown, but some known causes require immediate attention depending on the severity of the pain. ...Read more
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