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My 23 year old experiences fainting episodes (vaso vagal ) during movies showing operations, etc. How could he prevent this?

My 23 year old experiences fainting episodes (vaso vagal ) during movies showing operations, etc. How could he prevent this?

Vaso vagal: The only method of prevention is avoid the kind of stimuli that cause these episodes. There is no specific medication to prevent this. ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more

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What are basal crackles?

What are basal crackles?

Noise on chest: 'crackles' refers to a specific sound a doctor hears when they listen with a stethoscope at your lungs. 'basal' usually refers to the location where they hear those crackles, the base of the lungs. ...Read more

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Managing Micturition Syncope (Checklist)

Try and stay well hydrated
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Particularly for men, try sitting while urinating
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Recognize the signs, and sit down if you feel light headed
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How do I take my basal body temp? Digital, oral, etc

Either way: You can take your basal body temp either way just be sure to take it the same way each time through your cycle. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the meaning of basal pneumonitis?

Please help! what is the meaning of basal pneumonitis?

Pneumonitis: Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process of the lung, like pneumonia, due to numerous potential causes. Basal simply refers to the location of the Pneumonitis: at the lung bases, or one of the lowermost segments of the lung. In other words, the bottom part of the lung. ...Read more

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Managing Micturition Syncope (Checklist)

See MD and be certain to establish diagnosis, ruling out other causes.
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Avoid alcohol.
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Avoid suddenly getting out of bed. Sit at the edge of the bed first.
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Ask doctor to evaluate medications which may worsen the condition.
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Basal body temperatures-- what should they be when your ovulating?

Basal body temperatures-- what should they be when your ovulating?

Not a fan of bbt: At ovulation a woman's temperature will rise 1/2 to 1 degree. In all my years as a practicing md & ovulating woman, I have encountered far more confusion re: this "method" than actual empowerment. It's hard to get that just right BBT every am for months at a time & then to properly discern a pattern- frequently when you ovulated becomes clear once its too late- just use the pee on a stick lh kits! ...Read more

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What's basal metabolic rate predicting?

What's basal metabolic rate predicting?

Caloric burn at rest: Dependent on what you eat (prtein vs sugar and starch, your total muscle mass. Your muscle/fat ratio. Fat has very low metabolic activity. Muscle burns much more calories at rest. ...Read more

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Managing Micturition Syncope (Checklist)

Sit up before you get up. Fainting can occur if stand suddenly
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Keep a light on in the bathroom
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Install grab bars near toilet
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Men should sit to urinate.
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What is the definition or description of: basal cell?

What is the definition or description of: basal cell?

Skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma or bcc is the most common type of skin cancer. There are millions of them each year in the us. They are caused by sun exposure and ultraviolet light (tanning beds) and are very common on the face. It is very rare for them to metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. They can be easily cured with surgery and other treatments. ...Read more

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Syncope (Definition)

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