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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Do vaccines prevent sepsis?

Do vaccines prevent sepsis?

Certainly!: Vaccines are distinct biological triggers that "teach" our immune systems how to prevent and fight specific bacterial or viral illness without actually becoming ill from the pathogen. Vaccines for meningicoccus, pneumococcus, and h. Influenza infections do an amazing job of preventing catastrophic life-threatening illness such as sepsis and meningitis--often working quietly even w/o our awareness. ...Read more

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How can doctors prevent neonatal sepsis?

How can doctors prevent  neonatal sepsis?

Prevention : By assuring good maternal health, through prenatal testing for group b strep and treatment, herpes testings etc.Also by following guidelines regarding prolonged rupture of membranes, neonatal feves and such helps decrease the risks.Having adequate prenatal and neonatal care is important. ...Read more

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Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications prevent sepsis?

Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications prevent sepsis?

No: There is some data that tylenol (acetaminophen) might deplete glutathione, making sepsis worse. There is no data that nsaids or Aspirin can prevent sepsis, and it has been studied to death. In fact, currently there are no direct treatments for sepsis, as the only approved therapy (activated protein c) has been withdrawn from the market due to the high levels of risk associated with its use. ...Read more

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Do immunizations help prevent sepsis in children?

Do immunizations help prevent sepsis in children?

Yes, and adults too: Vaccination decreases the spread of serious bacterial infections through the population. Since the main route of spread is through children in school/daycare, vaccinating these children reduces the risk of infection and sepsis in their parents and grandparents. ...Read more

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Are there preventative ways to prevent sepsis by parasites?

Not sure what you...: Are asking. Sepsis, per se, is not a manifestation of parasitic infestation although disseminated strongyloidiasis which occurs in immunosuppressed individuals can produce bacteremia with gram-negative bacilli. ...Read more

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How do you prevent sepsis?

Wash your hands: Sepsis is not in itself "avoidable" - but you can ensure good general health by eating well, avoiding steroids, and washing your hands. Keeping yourself from getting shot, stabbed or crushed is also a good idea, and keeping dirt out of your wounds is a bonus. If you are diabetic, take your Insulin or other medications and follow a sound diabetic diet. ...Read more

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Can probiotics prevent bacterial infections and sepsis?

Can probiotics prevent bacterial infections and sepsis?

Probiotics: The use of probiotics continues to increase along with the publication of studies to look at the issue of whether they help or not. Right now it appears to be a neutral issue: that is, the use of probiotics has not be shown to be harmful, may be helpful, and the worse thing is that it increases costs. Note that using active culture yogurts may be just as beneficial. ...Read more

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Can good hygiene prevent the possibility of bacterial infection and sepsis?

Can good hygiene prevent the possibility of bacterial infection and sepsis?

Risk reduction: You reduce your risk of infection, and thus for complications for infection, by practicing good hand hygiene, getting vaccinated, eating well, and avoiding excess alcohol and smoking anything at all. It is never possible to prevent (absolutely) the possibility of severe infection. ...Read more

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Elder male w/urinary catheter. What are odds of developing UTI and sepsis? What can be done to prevent such infections?

Elder male w/urinary catheter.  What are odds of developing UTI and sepsis?  What can be done to prevent such infections?

Common problem: An indwelling urinary catheter puts a patient, especially an elderly patient who may have poor nutrition, at significant risk for UTI and sepsis. Change the catheter once a week. never reuse a catheter. Keep it as clean as possible. Use a high quality catheter that resists bacteria. If he becomes weak, loses appetite, etc., check for a UTI. Elderly often don't show typical symptoms. ...Read more

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Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Good Hygiene: Good Hygiene means carefully and frequently daily washing of the wart site and if necessary a mid day change in underwear. If signs of secondary infection such as redness. swelling or pus are noted, see a MD immediately. ...Read more

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I have premature baby born with septic shock he survived. I am home will close relatives who wear a mask when they visit prevent flu to baby ?

A good start!: Masks are a good idea, hand washing is even more important! the bottom line is that nothing is 100% certain to prevent transmission of a virus - except avoidance. If people are ill, they probably shouldn't be visiting. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes and how might septic shock be prevented?

I was wondering what are the causes and how might septic shock be prevented?

Treat infection: Sepsis is when the infection or its effect involves the whole body. Sepsis is prevented by preventing infection or treating infection. When the inflammatory process is overwhelming it depresses the function of the heart, there is vasodilation causing the shock. Fluids, treat infection, vasoconstrictors and meds to improve heart functions can be given. ...Read more

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Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Www.nlm.nih.gov: Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer andthese are antioxidants :beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin e. ...Read more

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Can you give antioxidants to a baby to prevent hie?

Can you give antioxidants to a baby to prevent hie?

No: The only way you can prevent hie is to make sure that every thing goes well during the pregnancy, during the delivery etc. Having a well trained health care professional in the delivery room is a kind of insurance and reassurance but cannot be total hie proof. Vast majority of hies are not preventable. Their severity can be decreased with the help of head cooling (cool cap) or total body cooling. ...Read more

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Can there be any dietary solutions to preventing the recurrence of scintillating scotoma?

Can there be any dietary solutions to preventing the recurrence of scintillating scotoma?

No: Migraine can be triggered in different people by different things. No simple way to determine if you have any food triggers. Start a dietary journal. ...Read more

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I just read on here, that eating antioxidants most likely will not help prevent cancer. Why am I eating broccoli, blueberries, green tea etc?

Vital for health: broccoli, blueberries, green tea contain nutrients that help the liver detoxify substances, among other things. A diet high in colorful foods including the ones you mentioned is good for health and disease prevention. Studies of antioxidant supplements have not shown a decrease in cancer. That's a whole different thing than eating healthy food. Keep eating the good stuff. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more