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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more


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If 90 and in old folks home, why bother with going to bath tub if tornado?

If 90 and in old folks home, why bother with going to bath tub if tornado?

Only U can answer: If you believe you have had a good life & are ready to throw caution to the wind, it's your choice. The tub might not do the trick anyway. You might want to consider the bizarre things that happen with tornadoes. If you plan to eventually rest in "one" piece, the tub might be a good idea. ...Read more

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Can a person catch intertrego at another persons house buy using there bath tub?

Can a person catch intertrego at another persons house  buy using there bath tub?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is the word used to describe a rash in body folds. Affected skin is reddened and uncomfortable. Intertrigo is particularly common in those who are overweight. Body folds (flexures) are prone to inflammatory rashes because of: relatively high skin temperature, moisture from insensible water loss and sweating cannot evaporate, friction from movement of adjacent skin results in chafing? ...Read more

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Can a female get trich from a bath tub or a toilet seat and present with symptoms days to weeks later?

Can a female get trich from a bath tub or a toilet seat and present with symptoms days to weeks later?

Never heard...: I have never read or heard of any clinical reports or studies in my 46+-year study & practice in urology to address your concerns. Considering the specific survival habitat of trichomonas, your concerned scenario should pose no risk of transmission. Besides, it is useful to know many trich-infected may have no symptoms. More? Seek evaluation & counseling. Best.. ...Read more

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I came out of a warm bath tub and my vision went all blurry, then it quickly returned to normal. What happened?

I came out of a warm bath tub and my vision went all blurry, then it quickly returned to normal. What happened?

Many things: Most probably is low blood pressure. Warm water dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. Being submerged in water can also lower blood pressure. Less likely, patients with optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis and patients with multiple sclerosis -ms) will have dim vision when their body temperature rises. This is called uhthoff's syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you drown from passing out while bathing in the bath tub?

Can you drown from passing out while bathing in the bath tub?

Yes: Depending on the depth of the water and size of the tub all that is needed to drown is having your airway underwater and inhaling water. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take sleeping pills and later use the bath tub foor a bath?

What will happen if you take sleeping pills and later use the bath tub foor a bath?

Not a good idea: If your sleeping pills are on schedule and potent, you could fall asleep in the bath-tub and drown. Remember that warm water relaxes and can accentuate the pill effect. ...Read more

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I fell backwards into a bath tub a month ago. now my knee hurts the pain increases with sitting or bending and standing. what could this be?

I fell backwards into a bath tub a month ago. now my knee hurts the pain increases with sitting or bending and standing. what could this be?

Knee Pain: It sounds like you think the knee pain is related to whatever happened during your fall. Have you been evaluated? You should see a sports medicine specialist or orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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I fell in a bath tub hitting my jaw. Felt some pains lasting about a week at both sides of the cheek. The pains are back after about eight weeks.

I fell in a bath tub hitting my jaw. Felt some pains lasting about a week at both sides of the cheek. The pains are back after about eight weeks.

See a physician: You need to see a physician and you may need to have imaging done to ensure that you don't have a fracture of one of the jaw bones or facial bones. ...Read more