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Are There Long Term Consequences Of Living Close To A High Voltage Line
Powerlines: This is controversial. There are several factor. How far away are from the power lines, and how much energy is there in the power lines. There are several books written on this subject and it takes a lot of study to understand the subject. There are devices you can purchase to measure how much effect you are receiving in your home from nearby power lines. ...Read more
A Shocking Reality: At the present time there is no known medical side effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields. They are around us all the time. There is a similar debate about cell phone use and the possible association with brain tumors - something not proven. Your greatest risk is direct contact with the high voltage line in an accidental situation. Fire and electrocution are your greatest risks. ...Read more
Hi what are short & long term complications/side effects of tkr and how to manage them. Are there chances of permenant disability as a result of tkr?
Many: Short-pain, stiffness, weakness, instability, DVT , pe, infection, loosening, patellofemoral problems, and others. Long term-same, plus loosening . Management is too complicated to answer. That being said results are generally good. Anyone can become permanently disabled before or after surgery. Depends on alot of issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: It would depend on why you are in a wheelchair, what your overall health is and your nutritional status. Being in a wheelchair is goin to cause muscle not used to become weaker and weaker. You may begin to experience breakdown of skin and underlying tissues. You may develop pressure ulcers, pressure neuropathy and general debility. Be as active as your can and keep in touch with your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a hairline fracture with no other complications causing long term cognitive problems?Www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17215737
Incomplete: Hairline fracture of what? Bone fractures without injury to underlying structures are simply fractures that heal without complications. Even fractures of the skull without damage to the brain shouldn't cause neurologic damage. If you can re-post with more specific information a n=more specific answer could be offered. ...Read more
Need for medications: Swine flu can be a critical experience, and can cause permanent nerve cell damage. If post-flu seizures continue, anti-epileptic medications will be needed indefinitely, but should readily control the risk factors, and you should not expect any disease progression in the future. ...Read more
What are the differences between short term and long term exposure to a specific pollutant (eg: no2)?
Depends on the STD: Birth of a child with aids can have deadly consequences. Syphilis can abort baby or cause major organ system disease or meningitis.Gonorrhea can lead to eye damage or blood infection. Chlamydia can lead to eye damage or early infantile pneumonia.Even things like hepatitis can be a std & pass to baby & eventually lead to liver failure. ...Read more
I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications, but what are they? I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications..Whats considered long term and what are the mo
Women : Women can have very serious complications from untreated chlamydia - the most common of which is pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid is when the infection spreads into the uterus and fallopian tubes which can lead to infertility, chronic pelvic pain and an increased risk for ectopic pregnancies which can be fatal. Even though pid can be treated with antibiotics, the complications are permanent. The inflammation caused by chlamydia also increases your chance of contracting HIV if exposed to it. Men rarely have complications from chlamydia, but it can spread to the testes and cause infertility. There is also a rare syndrome caused by chlamydia called reiter's syndrome which involves inflammation and pain in the joints, urethra and eyes. For more information on chlamydia, see the website i attached below. ...Read more
Considering ablation at Mayo for frequent pvcs/pacs/pjcs. Could you tell me any long term consequences as a result? I know the acute risk such as clot
Usually not: There is usually no long term damage due to ivf. Infect most women will ether conceive or will start their regular period 2 weeks from stopping the fertility medications. The effect of the fertility medications is usually limited to the duration in which they are taken. Some underlying causes for infertility can however have a long term effect/complications such as in cases of pcos (diabetes). ...Read more
For someone who is 40 years old, what are the long term detrimental impacts of interferon treatment for multiple sclerosis?
Interferon: The real question you should be asking is "what are the detrimental effects of not taking interferon for treatment of ms". Ms can be a deadly disease and medications are chosen and recommended by physicians after a careful consideration of risks versus benefits. Ask the prescribing physicians for information that will help you look at both sides of this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the difference having high BP because of stress or of training specifically for your aorta? Which is worst short term for building aneurysms?
Transient bp : High blood pressure or systemic hypertension is a chronic condition in which the blood pressure is constantly elevated throughout the day; medical treatment Is needed to prevent long term complication such as stroke, heart attack or aneurysm. On the other hand, transient elevation of bp, by exercise or stress, is a normal response with no adverse clinical consequences. ...Read more
Is there any evidence of long term after effects of fluoroquinolones? I am reading alot about these meds damaging the body long term
Unlikely: Almost any drug can cause side effects while taking them. With fluroquinolones, common ones include minor mood changes, skin rash if allergic, and rarely painful tendon rupture with strenuous activity, especially the achilles tendeon. However, there are few if any important long term effects after the antibiotic is stopped. Search online for side effects or toxicity for any particular drug. ...Read more
Are there any long term consequences to two brothers fighting all of the time, they are 12 and 13yo?
No problem: Many people go through life with this defect and never know they had it.We only need one as long as it stays healthy. I counsel people to avoid sports or activities that would put the remaining kidney at risk.In the us that includes contact sports, horse riding etc. ...Read more
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