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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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Can 2 bottles of Mountain Dew dilute my screen?

Can 2 bottles of Mountain Dew dilute my screen?

12 ounce: No. 32 Ounce maybe but won't have any effect on drug metabolites if you are hoping to cover your tracks about use, ...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 health problems are caused by drinking a lot of Mountain Dew?

What health problems are caused by drinking a lot of Mountain Dew?

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

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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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What damage can drinking several mountain dews a day cause to your health?

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 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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Went to the mountains the other day and my face swelled up very badly. Relieved when we came down. What could that be??

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

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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

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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)?

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)?

Sadly no: Or we should all buy stock in Coca Cola. Once your bones have reached maturity (the ends fuse) at about 16-18 years of age, you will not grow taller. Only wider. ...Read more

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Hello, 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

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Ams (acute mountain sickness)?

Ams (acute mountain sickness)?

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

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What are the tests for mountain sickness?

What are the tests for mountain sickness?

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

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Is diet Mountain Dew healthier than dr pepper?

Is diet Mountain Dew healthier than dr pepper?

No to both: Neither would be considered healthy by any reasonable definition of the word.Mountain dew has more caffeine, which may be a problem for some people. ...Read more

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