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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

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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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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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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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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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Do you do procedures to remove basal cell from the face?

Do you do procedures to remove basal cell from the face?

Yes: Basal cell carcinoma or bcc is the most common form of skin cancer. It is strongly related to sun exposure and therefore mostly occurs in sun-exposed area. Typically in people over at least 30 years of age as it takes years of sun exposure to develop and is slow-growing. Fortunately it is very treatable with various minor surgical procedures. See a dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Does alcohol give a huge impact when your taking your body basal temprature ? If you had alcohol the night before?

Does alcohol give a huge impact when your taking your body basal temprature ? If you had alcohol the night before?

Alcohol and basal: The relationship between menstrual cycle phase and alcohol use in female social drinkers was studied by harvey et al. Sixty-nine normally menstruating women monitored alcohol consumption and basal body temperature daily over three consecutive menstrual cycles whereas frequency of alcohol use did not vary among the five cycle phases, quantity of alcohol consumed significantly fluctuated and peaked. ...Read more

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Due to a benign 2x4cm growth on the right vagal nerve, the nerve had to be cut. What does this now mean for the patient?

Due to a benign 2x4cm growth on the right vagal nerve, the nerve had to be cut. What does this now mean for the patient?

Vagotomy: Benign tumors of the vagus nerve are extremely rare. The location of the tumor determines the impact on cutting of the vagus nerve. Discuss with the surgeon who removed the tumor to assess the impact on the patient. ...Read more

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