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Rocky mountain fever?

Widespread: Throughout north and south america. Highest incidence right now in north carolina, oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee, and missouri. Half of people don't recall tick bite. In the usa about 3000 cases a year and slightly rising. Quite treatable when recognized. The problem? 1/3 of people do not have the characteristic rash. Peaks in june/july; fever, chills, headache, and muscle aches. ...Read more

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What are the types of mountain sickness and causes?

What are the types of mountain sickness and causes?

Mountain sickness: There are several stages, not types, of mountain sickness. With all, the cause is ascending to elevation faster than the person can equilibrate. Initial symptoms include fatigue, insomnia, headache, dizziness, and nausea, w/shortness of breath on exertion. Progresses to cyanosis, shortness of breath @ rest, confusion. Pulmonary edema, to coma & death. Must descend as quickly as safely possible. ...Read more

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Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Oprah: You will need to ask oprah for the answer to this question. ...Read more

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What are the mountains the answer to hectic, stressed and busy life?

What are the mountains the answer to hectic, stressed and busy life?

Mountains?: I'm not certain I understand your question. I think you may be asking if going to the mountains can help manage stress. For many people, that would be true. For some people, I can imagine mountains as being stressful. ...Read more

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My baby's urine is the color of Mountain Dew. What might cause this?

My baby's urine is the color of Mountain Dew. What might cause this?

Urine color: Certain foods and vitamins can change the color of the urine. You can get a bright yellow or orange color with vit C. Has the baby had a fever or is the urine cloudy? Make sure he is drinking water and hold back on the juices if you're giving them. F/U with the doctor to run a urine test to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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I have claustrophobia. If I am up on a mountain top, am I likely to have a problem?

I have claustrophobia. If I am up on a mountain top, am I likely to have a problem?

It depends: On how narrow the mountain top is! :( you wouldn't wanna feel closed in, with no ability to escape... That can happen in hiking, in certain landscapes... ...Read more

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Can riding a bike(mountain)all ur life cause a male to be sterile?Cuz my bro.Has n he can't n hasn't had any kids.

Can riding a bike(mountain)all ur life cause a male to be sterile?Cuz my bro.Has n he can't n hasn't had any kids.

A possibility: Cycling long distances may decrease sperm output or cause damaged/unhealthy sperm. Bouncing around on typical bike saddle can damage scrotum & testes, halting normal sperm production. Tight cycling pants & friction between body & saddle can overheat testes, which need to stay cool to keep producing sperm. Padded cycling pants & breaks 4 cooling down may help but damage may be permanent in some. ...Read more

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I have drank seven to nine cans of Mountain Dew a day for the last 15 years. Internally what health risks are there?

I have drank seven to nine cans of Mountain Dew a day for the last 15 years. Internally what health risks are there?

Bad idea: There is nothing specific that any soda can cause, but it certainly contains a great deal of caffeine, sugar, and citric acids. You should severely cut back, or even stop. Likewise, there are a lot of calories in drinks like that. ...Read more

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My family and i just moved from sea level to the top of arizona mountain. Every morning my family and i wake up with major stuffy noises.

My family and i just moved from sea level to the top of arizona mountain. Every morning my family and i wake up with major stuffy noises.

Dry air: Basically you have moved from a high humidity area to a dry one. I would recommend to try to put a humidifier in the room where you sleep and you will a difference. ...Read more