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Bernese Mountain Dog
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Lots of caffeine !: This is for sodas in general: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in ...Read more
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
Agree w Dr. Brand: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. Please note BMD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have drank seven to nine cans of Mountain Dew a day for the last 15 years. Internally what health risks are there?
Went to the mountains the other day and my face swelled up very badly. Relieved when we came down. What could that be??
Mountain Sickness: You may have had altitude sickness, which can cause swelling of the hands, eyes, and feet at altitude. You can also develop swelling in the brain, lungs, shortness of breath, and other problems. Please consult a physician and discuss your symptoms, and tell your friends about altitude sickness since you live in very mountainous area. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000133.htm ...Read more
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.
Hello Dr..may i know how i can recovery my back spine.i ever felt down from mountain til makes my spine abnormal.10cm from the original spine.tq?
Usually I do saturdays high level mountain bike with high ascendants...In the week three days of intensive gimn.I use creatine can be problematic?
Any truth to what I read--that 1-2 sodas/day, like Mountain Dew, can cause GH levels to rise & increase the height of adults (many yrs past puberty)?
I am sorry, I just realized I put in the wrong pharmacy for pick up. Could you send it to the Target pharmacy on showers drive in Mountain View, CA?
Not here!: The Q/A portion of Health Tap doesn't link up to our Virtual Consults platform. You need to call or e-mail customer support @ healthtap and give them this information so that your prescription can be re-routed. Include your name, the date & time of the consult &, if you know it, the name of the doctor with whom you consulted. ...Read more
See below: Altitude sickness—also known as acute mountain sickness (ams), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, "the altitude bends", or soroche—is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 2, 400 metres (8, 000 feet). ...Read more
Altitude sickness: Acute altitude sickness may be associated with any combination of the following symptoms: fatigue, headache, dizziness, insomnia, shortness of breath during exertion, nausea, decreased appetite, swelling of extremities. Altitude sickness develops when the rate of ascent into higher altitudes outpaces the body's ability to adjust to those altitudes. ...Read more