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Will running a ceiling fan cause pneumonia in my 11 month old daughter if she is battling a cold /flu? Mainly just a good cough now.

Will running a ceiling fan cause pneumonia in my 11 month old daughter if she is battling a cold /flu? Mainly just a good cough now.

No: Pneumonia is caused by germs not fans. However, any kid with flu can develop pneumonia as part of the illness. Just keep a good eye on things. ...Read more

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When ur liver is shutting down, an your BP is low but pulse is high what does it mean BP has been running 70/51 for a month now pulse 97?

When ur liver is shutting down, an your BP is low but pulse is high what does it mean BP has been running 70/51 for a month now pulse 97?

See hepatologist: Low blood pressure and high heart rate are not necessarily indicative of liver failure per se. Generally when these two situations exist, it is more related to low blood volume and these conditions are compensatory. There can be complications of liver failure, such as bleeding and ascites, that lead to low circulating volume. See a liver doctor, a hepatologist, to figure this out asap. ...Read more

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What would be one of the first things a GI specialist would do for patient who's liver enzymes are running around 120. I think it is ALT or albritium?

What would be one of the first things a GI specialist would do for patient who's liver enzymes are running around 120. I think it is ALT or albritium?

Liver is in Trouble: First the doctor would have you stop all products toxic to the liver. They would also test you for various infections and other things known to cause liver trouble. They should advise you to never use any product with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen again and to stop any alcohol you may be using. ...Read more

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My liver enzymes have been running about 120. My doctor is considering sending me to a GI specialist what causes liver enzymes to run high?

My liver enzymes have been running about 120. My doctor is considering sending me to a GI specialist what causes liver enzymes to run high?

Which enzymes: There are several different liver enzymes. From your post I can't tell which ones are elevated. However, there are many reasons for liver enzymes to go up. Some of the causes can be from infections, drugs (legal and illegal), cancer, alcohol use, etc. If your doctor recommends seeing a liver specialist, you should schedule an appointment with one. ...Read more

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My liver is weak. I usually catch cold and start to sneezing and running nose. My body temparature is low than normal. I cannot bear cold environment?

My liver is weak. I usually catch cold and start to sneezing and running nose. My body temparature is low than normal. I cannot bear cold environment?

Not liver: Your symptoms are not very specific, but these symptoms are not associated with your liver. The liver is involved in nutrition processing nutrients you eat from your intestines; involved in detoxifying the blood; making important proteins you need to live. Symptoms of liver disease can involve tiredness, forgetfulness, swelling, bleeding, yellow tinged eyes and skin. ...Read more

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For 2 negative ultrasound in chronic elevated liver enzymes, and running away from biopsy, can an MRI help and does it need contrast? R/o NASH nafld?

For 2 negative ultrasound in chronic elevated liver enzymes, and running away from biopsy, can an MRI help and does it need contrast? R/o NASH nafld?

Need biopsy: If your enzymes have been elevated for a long period of time, the only definitive test is a liver biopsy, performed either under ultrasound or ct. It is a relatively painless procedure, done as an outpatient, usually with local anesthetic. You should be able to go home within 2 hours. Bleeding is a potential complication, but usually self-limited if you have normal clotting. Treatment follows dx. ...Read more

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Is running out of my prescription for Dexedrine every month going to harm me? I get 30 mg daily and doctor won't increase dose bc liver enzyme level.

Is running out of my prescription for Dexedrine every month going to harm me? I get 30 mg daily and doctor won't increase dose bc liver enzyme level.

Generally no harm: The stimulants can usually be used on an as needed basis. Unlike sedating medications like Xanax or Ambien, after using stimulants no serious medical problems occur in most people when they stop. Some people feel very tired have poor focus or get headaches or other changes when they stop. Many children will use their ADHD meds Monday through Friday and not on weekends. ...Read more

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Started running this is 2nd day. Have elevated liver enzymes and when I run/jog my liver hurt and now I have severe stomach cramping. Is this serious?

Started running this is 2nd day. Have elevated liver enzymes and when I run/jog my liver hurt and now I have severe stomach cramping. Is this serious?

No: Sgot and sgpt, the famous liver enzymes. Are often released from untrained muscle when you exert yourself heavily. Good for you -- keep it up as you are able and your life will get much better. Your physician is a guide to getting fit -- don't overdo things and hopefully this will become an important and wonderful part of your life. ...Read more

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22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

Q 4 Physiatry, Sport: A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness. Hence if I saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, I would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed. ...Read more

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Went to ER today for chest pains after running, was a panic attack. Some liver counts where high though. AST=75 and ALT=82. Should I be worried?

You in condition?: If your doctor has cleared you for that type of physical exertion then, "NO" your LFT's being a bit elevated is of no consequence. Those numbers are always changing like blood pressure. They go up and down depending on a lot of things....I wouldn't worry about it. Have your panic attacks looked at though as those may be more debilitating than anything else for you right now. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get pneumonia if I leave the ceiling fan on every night when I sleep?

Same as without: It is always possible for you to get pneumonia if you are exposed to the germs that cause it. However, a ceiling fan would neither increase or decrease your risk. ...Read more

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Is ceiling fan good for baby?

Maybe: There is some evidence that sids is caused by carbon dioxide pooling in the crib. There is also evidence that ceiling fan will help prevent this from happening. Remember, however, that it will also have significant cooling effect on a baby. ...Read more

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How do ceiling fans have to do with having a cold?

How do ceiling fans have to do with having a cold?

Not much: Probably not much. Contrary to popular belief, you get colds come from other people who have them, not from breezes or temperature changes. That being said, there was a curious study many years ago that found an increased frequency of colds in people whose feet were exposed to the breeze of a fan while they slept, so who knows? ...Read more

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Can leaving a ceiling fan on at night make baby sick?

Can leaving a ceiling fan on at night make baby sick?

Not by itself: The question is why? If the baby is not covered properly it could be chilling. It may be O.K. If the room is too hot because of geographic locality. ...Read more

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Could circulated air from a ceiling fan have any detrimental effect upon one's health?

Don't believe so: Unless your air in the home is already filled with toxins, there should not be any ill effects of breathing in circulating air from a ceiling fan. I do believe that the blades of the fan tend to accumulate dust, so there may be a need to continually dust off the fan blades. Your respiratory system has a built in mechanism to filter out microscopic dust and pollutants but can also get overloaded. ...Read more

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Does the circulated air from a dusty ceiling fan have any detrimental effect upon one's health?

Does the circulated air from a dusty ceiling fan have any detrimental effect upon one's health?

Dust & Health: Ceiling fans help circulate air... And dust. Keep your fan clean to improve indoor air quality. Dust particles can affect people with allergies, asthma, emphysema and other lung/airway diseases or heart conditions by making breathing tougher. Get a long-handled retractable brush with a soft bendable brush head to reach fan blades easily. Use a sturdy stepstool or ladder if you need to get higher. ...Read more

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Why can the ceiling fan make me tired?

Ceiling Fans: Hi Halmul. Although a ceiling fan can be an invaluable appliance in your home, this type of fatigue has been reported to me on occasion. The problem is that it can literally dry you out, especially if the fan above you has been on for a long time (e.g., bed or couch). The speed of fan is something to factor in as well. So mouth breathers be even more aware. Keep water around as much as possible. ...Read more

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Would a ceiling fan be too much air for infant?

Would a ceiling fan be too much air for infant?

Infant Rooms: A ceiling fan is fine to use near an infant. In fact, the use of a ceiling fan actually decreases the chances of sids (probably by preventing babies from rebreathing exhaled air). ...Read more

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Is it healthy to have ceiling fan in the bedroom?

Unrelated to health: A ceiling fan in the bedroom can circulate air and provide some cooling on hot or moist days. You can feel much better and that might contribute to health some consider its cooling effect healthier than an air conditioner. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with ceiling fan hurt you?

Can sleeping with ceiling fan hurt you?

No: As long as it's on low, the air circulation and white noise helps some people sleep better. It should not dry out the sinuses. But if you sleep with your mouth open, it can dry out the mouth a little faster. By the time air reaches your sinuses, it's been moisturized from the mouth and nose. ...Read more

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I have bump on the side of my head where the ceiling fan hit me in the head. What do I do?

Visit your doctor: Visit your doctor to make sure you don't have any other injury. As for the bump, if it happen recently it should go down in several days. ...Read more

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Will having my ceiling fan on at the same time as my humidifier defeat the purpose of the humidifier?

Don't believe so: I always try to stay as natural as possible. So when I look at nature, I see humidity and airflow coexisting independently. I currently live in florida where it is very humid in the summer. At the same time, we have good breezes coming off the ocean and still it remains humid. Not too scientific but I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use a ceiling fan in room with a 5 week old? Can it cause colic or anything else harmful to baby?

Perfectly fine!: Gentle air currents provided by a ceiling fan are in no way harmful to a newborn. It actually is likely to be helpful in stabilizing room temperature. ...Read more

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I get dizzy pretty frequently, and feel hot a lot, even inside air conditioning and with ceiling fans on. Help?

I get dizzy pretty frequently, and feel hot a lot, even inside air conditioning and with ceiling fans on. Help?

Hot a lot: I don't know your age but if you have those symptoms you do need medical care.

A common cause is fairly advanced hyperthyroidism - too much thyroxine being made in your thyroid.

There are several other reasons for your heat discomfort and you should make an appointment to see your doctor soon.

He/she will your history, examine you, and order appropriate labs. ...Read more