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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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High Altitude (Definition)

As one ascends through the atmosphere, every breath contains fewer molecules of oxygen. One must work harder to obtain oxygen, by breathing faster and deeper. The % of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is 21%. As altitude increases, the % remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12, 000 feet 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. Your ...Read more


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Why do I keep getting altitude sickness @ high altitudes. I'm in good physical shape and have a heart rate of an athlete.?

Why do I keep getting altitude sickness @ high altitudes. I'm in good physical shape and have a heart rate of an athlete.?

Fitness is unrelated: Unfortunately, altitude sickness effects people quite variably, with some people highly susceptible. Vulnerability to altitude sickness is not affected by level of physical conditioning. Medications can be very helpful, including Nifedipine and dexamethasone, but these have to be chosen carefully depending on any other health issues that you may have. Gradual ascent is the only certain prevention. ...Read more

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Lightheadedness and tingling in the face in addition to dull headache at high altitude. Acute mountain sickness? Very uncomfortable. Treatment?

Lightheadedness and tingling in the face in addition to dull headache at high altitude. Acute mountain sickness? Very uncomfortable. Treatment?

Barometric headache: Features of mountain sickness do come to mind when you give that history. There is also another entity called barometric headache which occurs in some individuals who reach an altitude of above 7500 feet. Treatment could be acclimation to the altitude or simply coming down from that altitude for a time and then returning until acclimation occurs. Fluids and simple analgesics may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Ear infection, sore throat, high altitude sickness?

Ear infection, sore throat, high altitude sickness?

Question?: The infections are typically treated with antibiotics if bacterial. The altitude sickness is best treated with hydration and rest, if it is mild. If it more severe, go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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2 yr old w/ history of chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), recently d/c supplemental O2. Is it safe to travel to high altitudes?

2 yr old w/ history of chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), recently d/c supplemental O2. Is it safe to travel to high altitudes?

Keep the oxygen: How high are you going? Whether to bring the oxygen is a question for the pulmonoogist. These kids are in some danger both from hypoxia and from blood vessels in lungs constructing at lower oxygen tensions. ...Read more

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I have mŽnire's disease. We just moved to georgia in the mountains. Can living in high altitude worsen vertigo? I seem worse since moving here.

I have mŽnire's disease. We just moved to georgia in the mountains. Can living in high altitude worsen vertigo? I seem worse since moving here.

Yes: The fact that you have become worse indicates that oxygen utilization in the brain is compromised, probably by vitamin b deficiency from poor diet, especially sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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What does high altitude do for ischemic heart disease, is there any difference?

What does high altitude do for ischemic heart disease, is there any difference?

Stress on heart: Pts who go to high altitudes find that there is less availbla oxygen for them to do such things as execise etc. Over time the body adapts by making more red blood cells. And they won't feel so fatigued or short of breathe with activities. But this adaptation takes time. A pt with ischemic heart disease doesn't always have the reserve during the transition and agina or even a heart attack can occur. ...Read more

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How do u know if your pregnant if u don't get morning sickness?

How do u know if your pregnant if u don't get morning sickness?

Pregnancy Test: Fortunately, not everyone gets morning sickness. You can buy a urine pregnancy test at the pharmacy, or ask your doctor to order a blood test. The urine tests have a small chance of "false negative" very early in pregnancy, but overall they're very reliable. ...Read more

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What can I do for morning sickness when Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't work?

What can I do for morning sickness when Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't work?

Nausea of pregnancy: Zofran (ondansetron) is not the only medication that can safely help your nausea -- talk with your ob-gyn about other options. Also ginger may help, either tea or nibbling crystallized pieces. Http://tinyurl. Com/n447plo acupressure/acupuncture may help. Classical homeopathy may help also: http://tinyurl. Com/mqsufqp. ...Read more

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I don't know if I am pregnant how early could morning sickness be present?

I don't know if I am pregnant how early could morning sickness be present?

Run a test: If you're wondering about pregnancy, you should run a home urine pregnancy test. By the time a woman has morning sickness, the test will be positive. Morning sickness usually comes on about 4 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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I weighed 210 before I got pregnant, now I'm 206 but I'm only 8 weeks 3 days and I don't have morning sickness, could something be wrong?

I weighed 210 before I got pregnant, now I'm 206 but I'm only 8 weeks 3 days and I don't have morning sickness, could something be wrong?

Most wt gain is late: Not everyone has morning sickness, and most weight gain doesn't occur always in the first trimester. In fact, there are some women who don't gain much weight at all, or don't notice it. Each pregnancy is individual. If you feel you have lost weight, contact your ob/gyn to make sure you are eating enough of the right foods, taking prenatal supplements, and following up to make sure everything is fine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to suddenly have morning sickness at 12w3d when you haven't suffered with it at all before this time & also slight pain across abdomen?

Is it normal to suddenly have morning sickness at 12w3d when you haven't suffered with it at all before this time & also slight pain across abdomen?

Maybe not.: Maybe so. But it's important to mention these 2 symptoms to your obstetrician, whom knows your pregnancy, and is much better qualified to give you best advice, catered to you and what he/she might already know of you. Maybe go in for a reassuring check. Zmd ...Read more

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I am having terrible morning sickness! Every hour it seems like I'm running to the toilet and it's miserable! I can't keep anything down. Any help?

Morning sickness: There are medications that can be prescribed by your doctor that will certainly help you. For now, take nothing by mouth for at least 6 hours. Get crystal light or Gatorade and town or club crackers. After the 6 hours of stomach rest, take 5cc of the fluid every 5 mins, every 15 minutes take one town or club cracker. Increase volume of fluid every hour if it stays down. ...Read more

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Why do some ppl, like myself, suffer sever morning sickness n others get nothing? Also my sense of smell goes into o'drive I smell things others can't

Female vs. Male: Interestingly enough, it's been shown that if you are caring a female fetus the degree of nausea/vomiting is usually worse than if you were to carry a male fetus. The theory behind that is that your own hormones and your baby's hormones add up and make the mother sicker. If that's your case, then chances are you might be better off next time carrying a baby boy. ...Read more

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I don't feel pregnant I have not had any morning sickness. But I have text show I am and I am 8weeks pregnant. But why don't I have any feeling I am?

Everyone's different: Each woman - and each pregnancy - is different. Women often have different symptoms with each pregnancy. Later in the pregnancy - when you are able to feel your baby moving - you'll have no question! Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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Last Thursday July 10th, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. He's unsure if he ejackulated inside of me. I haven't had any morning sickness or an?

Last Thursday July 10th, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. He's unsure if he ejackulated inside of me. I haven't had any morning sickness or an?

Ptehnancy: Home pregnancy tests will be positive in 5-7 days after conception. Take a test; repeat if you don't get your period in the next 2-3 weeks. Always use birth control if you don't want to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it normal if "morning" sickness doesn't occur everyday?

Is it normal if "morning" sickness doesn't occur everyday?

Absolutely!: Celebrate! Just stay hydrated, get lots of sleep, eat healthily, take your prenatal containing iron and folic acid, and get your routine obstetric care, which is a multi-step process over the course of the pregnancy. No smoking, and no recreational drugs, period. I strongly advise total avoidance of alcohol, but that's a decision you need to make with your personal doc. ...Read more

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What to do if I am almost 10 weeks and I don't have morning sickness is that bad?

What to do if I am almost 10 weeks and I don't have morning sickness is that bad?

Absolutely not!: Your placenta is giving you A break! Just stay hydrated, get lots of sleep, eat healthily, take your prenatal containing iron and folic acid, and get your routine obstetric care, which is a multi-step process over the course of the pregnancy. No smoking, and no recreational drugs, period. I strongly advise total avoidance of alcohol, but that's a decision you need to make with your personal doc. ...Read more

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My morning sickness got worse around 12 weeks, and I was thinking the other way round, shouldn't it tapered by now? Is it bad or normal?

My morning sickness got worse around 12 weeks, and I was thinking the other way round, shouldn't it tapered by now? Is it bad or normal?

Probably ok: As long as you are able to tolerate some food an liquids, it is likely to be ok. Taking vitamin b6 3 times a day, using anti-nausea wrist bands (sea bands) can be helpful. If you symptoms are worse, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with severe morning sickness and it is literally disabling I've tried meds with no luck. What else can I do? I really can't cope?

I'm suffering with severe morning sickness and it is literally disabling I've tried meds with no luck. What else can I do? I really can't cope?

Natural methods: Recent studies have concluded that ginger is effective for relieving the severity of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Ginger snaps, ginger ale, or ginger tea may give you some relief. ...Read more

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Can't tell if I have food poisoning or morning sickness. What's the difference?

If you ate a food: And then got sick it is more likely food poisoning. I think morning sickness happens in the absence of food. You do not have to eat to get nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Girl friend has morning sickness and can't keep anything down she's being sick 5 times a day! Nothing helps?

Girl friend has morning sickness and can't keep anything down she's being sick 5 times a day! Nothing helps?

Talk to doctor: There are many treatments that can help. Sometimes a woman has to be hospitalized if she is losing a lot of weight. If you gets sick 5 times a day but can keep a little down the rest of the time, she will probably be ok without extreme intervention. I would recommend she contact her ob. ...Read more

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Is morning sickness a good sign? I have endometriosis and the last time I was pregnant the baby didn't make it into the sack.

Is morning sickness a good sign? I have endometriosis and the last time I was pregnant the baby didn't make it into the sack.

It can be: But it generally no fun...Ultimately, I would confirm a positive pregnancy test. If you are already pregnant the endometriosis will unlikely be a detriment to the developing pregnancy. As one gets older, the risk of miscarriage goes up due to a higher likely of the pregnancy having an abnormal chromosomal makeup. I would confirm the pregnancy and contact your obgyn immediately for ultrasound. ...Read more

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How do I help with morning sickness. I don't vomit bit feel like getting sick when I chew food. I've tried dry crackers but didn't help.

Morning sickness: You can always ask your OB for prescription strength anti-nausea medicine. Some women have success with over the counter vitamin b6 at 25-50mg a day. You can also take the b6 with unisom at night (will make you drowsy) and this can help with nausea as well. Trying to find bland foods that you can tolerate is essential and small, frequent meals will often help as well. ...Read more

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I feel like puking in the mornings or just when I stand up. I don't think I'm pregnant so I doubt it's morning sickness. What else could it be?

I feel like puking in the mornings or just when I stand up. I don't think I'm pregnant so I doubt it's morning sickness. What else could it be?

Need to be sure: Make sure you are not pregnant. If you have not taken a pregnancy test and you are sexually active then you need to do this. There are a number of other things but this must be dealt with first. ...Read more

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When do morning sickness occur?

First trimester: Usualy it occurs during the first 13 weeks and then resolves after that. ...Read more

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What to eat when you have morning sickness?

Morning sickness: I agree with dr. Fowler, but be careful if consume large quantities when taking blood thinners or have gallstones or intestinal problems. Best is ginger tea. ...Read more

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Morning Sickness (Definition)

The nauseated feeling (sometimes with vomiting) some women get in their first trimester of pregnancy, usually between 6 and ...Read more