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If I take clonazepam for motor tic disorder should I discontinue it before climbing Kilimanjaro?

If I take clonazepam for motor tic disorder should I discontinue it before climbing Kilimanjaro?

See your physician: If the Klonopin (clonazepam) is controlling your tic disorder without any side effects of increased sleepiness or altered thinking, then there may not be a good reason to discontinue. Discontinuing such medications after prolonged use can be dangerous. Discuss with your physician before making any medication changes. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682279.html ...Read more

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I'm climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and already have extremely irregular menstrual cycles. How will the high altitude most likely affect my period?

I'm climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and already have extremely irregular menstrual cycles. How will the high altitude most likely affect my period?

Menstruation may be disturbed during the acclimatization process.: Menstruation (periods) may be disturbed during the acclimatization process. Although this seems unlikely to cause harm, it may certainly be inconvenient. You should discuss the best ways to handle this problem with your Family Doctor or gynecologist. ...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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Why do some people die when climbing Mount Everest?

Why do some people die when climbing Mount Everest?

Deaths: Mount Everest deaths have been related to avalanches, cold exposure (hypothermia), trauma and a variety of issues relates to extremely high altitudes (death zone). ...Read more

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Is there a way to protect my kids from climbing up shelves?

Is there a way to protect my kids from climbing up shelves?

Yes: Shelving and furniture should be stable on its own. Televisions, books, electrical appliances, etc. Should be secured or placed beyond their if possible. Furniture placed against the wall can often be secured to the wall with "l-brackets" available at most hardware stores. More information is available here: http://www.Cpsc.Gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09345.Html. ...Read more

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Hi, my kness make noise when i move, especially climbing steps or excersing.I like to exercise but this prblem worries me.

Hi, my kness make noise when i move, especially climbing steps or excersing.I like to exercise but this prblem worries me.

Kneecaps grinding: Most commonly 'noisy' knees that grind or pop(crepitus)are due to cartilage 'wear' underneath the kneecap.The crepitus is generally worse or more noticeable w/stairclimbing, squats, etc.If its not painful or causing your knee to swell then you can stop worrying. If it does see your ors.Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm facing problem of black outs. First starts while climbing now i;m getting even if i 'm sitting. Could you advice any medicine?

I'm facing problem of black outs. First starts while climbing now i;m getting even if i 'm sitting. Could you advice any medicine?

Syncope: Hi MAbrams, blacking out, otherwise known as syncope, can be caused by multiple things. You need to see your doctor asap, or go to the ED. Please have someone drive you. Some causes are heart, hydration, brain, circulation, and Gastro-intestinal issues. These will all need to be checked out. You should not drive until you get the all clear from your doctor. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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Is rock climbing safe?

Is rock climbing safe?

It is for the rock!!: Seriously, i would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one walks or climbs on challenging and uneven terrain, it is essential that he or she be in good health and excellent condition. Physiatrists and sports or trauma medicine doctors can say more, so i will share this with them. Thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read more

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Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Climbing: Yes it is safe if you are physically fit and get the skills necessary to keep yourself safe get professional training and always follow the safety rules. ...Read more

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