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Can You Die From A Thyroid Problem
Yes you can: Hyperthyroidism or grave's disease can cause death if untreated. It can affect many organs of the body, but particularly the heart. Arrhythmias, high output failure and changes in the heart size can occur. Psychological issues can arise and many others. This is a very serious condition. In a medically compromised patient or the elderly or one with underlying cardiac dz, it can be very serious. ...Read more
Generally not: Hypothyroidism, if treated properly, shouldn't cause any problems. If you suspect hypothyroidism, see your pcp. If you have it, take your medicines as prescribed and keep routine follow up appointments for follow up lab work. Stroke is basically not problem with this disease, and would only be possible in severe and untreated hypothyroidism. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rupture?: I have never heard of a ruptured thyroid. Where have you heard of this. Who is telling you about rupturing thyroids? If you have a thyroid problem, please see your family doctor to evaluate it. ...Read more
How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?
No Oxygen Toxicity: You can not get Oxygen Toxicity by regular breathing in room air or even by Hyperventilation.However in Hyperventilation you breath in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide,and all symptoms are due to low carbon dioxide and we correct it by making the person breath in a brown bag and that makes them breath their own co2. Oxygen Toxicity happens when O2 is high concentration like in divers&babies ...Read more
Unlikely: Dying during a colonoscopy or because of one is a very rare event. The risk of a perforation or hole during a colonoscopy is about 1/1500. The risks of dying would increase if one had a perforation that was not noticed. Also there is a risk of having complications from the sedation. One could stop breathing from over sedation which could lead to death, again, a rare event. ...Read more
YesButWhatIsHealthy?: Big issue: humans ignore "health" (i.e. Absence of symptoms); taking it for granted. Additionally, what constitutes health is complex ; thus not fully understood; 3 reasons the medical system is not about health, but symptoms, disability, fear(s). Heart cells are only muscle cells which both self-stimulate ; relay this to surrounding cells, even without brain input. Brain modulates heart actions. ...Read more
Early onset: Krabbes Disease (infancy) can be fatal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Apply pressure: Apply pressure to the area stopping the bleeding temporarily. Call emergency services to help you immediately. ...Read more
If you're living in an abusive home and you suffer from a lot of psychological problems as a result, how should you get out of it?
Get support 1st: Leaving an abusive situation takes some planning, and you need support for this. It's very common for people who are being abused to feel they deserve this, and to be reluctant to seek help -- but this tendency is not your friend. Check out http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_help_treatment_prevention.Htm -- lots of info there & at the bottom are helpful phone numbers, etc. ...Read more
How frequently do you have to have panic attacks before it is a problem, for example, becomes a medical condition or prevents you from driving?
That depends: Severity is also an important issue. It is usually best to pull over to the side of the road to calm yourself if you are driving and have a panic attack. If you can't focus well on the task at hand - you shouldn't be driving. If continous panic when driving - would stop driving until symptoms improve. Discuss particulars with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes it can: Yes, stress can bring on vertigo. But, you need to work with your family physician also to make sure nothing else is going on. With "stress" it's not just the events but it's how we're responding to them that's important. There is help for stress responses that are limiting or overwhelming to you. At any age, meditation and other mind-body practices can be extremely useful. ...Read more
Yes but RARE: The platelet count would have to be so low that you spontaneously started to bleed and did nothing about it. The pLT count can go quite low without consequence although it must be followed by a hematologist. If it gets to low a platelet transfusion is performed and the number rises significantly ...Read more
Hi doctor could you tell me if sperms can produced from stem cells is it possible that it can cure male who suffer from genetic infertlity?
What to do if i'm a young man having excessive body hair. Some people say i might be suffering from hormonal imbalance and needimbalance be treated?
That's rubbish: How much body hair you have is genetic. Further, anybody who proposes to diagnose and then "treat" you for some mysterious problem just because you're naturally blessed with a lot of body hair is a medical quack. You're free to enjoy being hairy (many people like it), or if you / your partner(s) prefer smooth, you can shaves, wax, or (if you're sure) have electrolysis or laser Rx. ...Read more
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