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Sure: You can get a lifelong illness living in any country ;) std's come to mind, hepatitis c, herpes, and HIV last forever. I believe you are referring to other infections? Yes, there are some unusual infections which can cause long term illness (with significant infection) - you'd have to live there for a while. See a travel medicine expert to calm your concerns & provide good healthy advice! ...Read more
Be seen: There are different microorganisms when you travel that you are not protected from You can easily pick up a virus, a bacteria etc when you are traveling from any surface area, food, You need to see your provider for blood work and an examination The provider will be able better to determine which organism is causing you to feel sick ...Read more
Some, but GO visit!: The field of travel medicine is dedicated to encouraging travelers, but educating, immunizing, and preparing them to have a safe and healthy trip. Risks depend on specific location, activities, and travel duration. Think food/water concerns, perhaps malaria, other infections (dengue, typhoid), and less obvious things like trauma (rent a helmet with your bike), and std's. But all preventable! ...Read more
You may go to jail. I would throw them away. In come countries you may be stoned to death.
But probably not in ME. ...Read more
Possibly: It really depends on the country and how closely that country regulates pharmaceutical manufacturers. ...Read more
There are many countries that one can seek cheaper alternatives for dental care. Look at a site such as :
http://www. Patientsbeyondborders. Com/procedure/dentistry
Remember, obtaining follow up care can be much more difficult when you have your work done abroad, particularly when complications arise. ...Read more
Adapt: First learn english if he does not already. Then he/she will quickly adapt to an american life style. ...Read more
Recently we had floods in my country. What would happen if I ate strawberrys from the flooded places?
Question to consider: Did the flood waters contain sewage or toxic chemicals? ...Read more
Why was the drug Quilonum taken off the market? Is there any way of getting it from another country perhaps?
Quilonum retard: Appears to be available in Germany. Maybe one of the pharmacists on HealthTap or your pharmacist can advise of lithium carbonate medication that is closest match. ...Read more
This might be a bit of an odd question, but are there any health risks of traveling by train across country?
Dvt: Long trips can cause blood clots in legs known as dvt. Easily preventable if you get up out of your seat every few hours and walk around. Have a great trip! ...Read more
My son wants to leave his home country and try out a new life. He is only 22. How will he have health insurance?
Difficult issue: You are asking a bunch of USA based docs about how a kid can get insurance in a foreign country. Not something we know much about. Some insurers provide traveler insurance or re-repatriation plans that assist you in returning to the US if you are overseas, and these are found through travel agents. The kid needs to look into the type of access to healthcare available where he plans to live. ...Read more
Why so I feel so down? Today autumn just arrived in our country and it was cloudy all the day... This happens to me every year...
If the weather is: The ONLY cause, then check out Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is a condition triggered by shortening days and lower levels of ambient light reaching the eye, hence the brain. The condition looks like depression, some milder versions, some surprisingly heavier. Either way, see a psychologist for a dx. Treatment starts with accurate understanding of your condition. ...Read more
How could ypu possibly help me with my health problems from a far away country not knowing me personally nor my health history, not being able to. ..
You asked this: Question in the medical education section of HealthTap. If you were involved in HealthTap Prime or HealthTap Concierge you would be providing background information. Obviously, not all health issues can be addressed on-line. So - in short - we don't treat people using the venue that you asked this on. Take care. ...Read more
Every country I feel might have different medication depending it's prescribed usage. Where/what/why would I buy medication from another country? Ex?
Most medications: Are made by large multi-national pharmaceutical companies that try to get approval in all countries. There are a few that are only available in maybe Europe for example. Shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
Ebola Udpates: For up to date info on ebola see: http://unfoundationblog. Org/ebola/5-things-to-know-on-ebola-this-week-10/ & https://www. Internationalsos. Com/ebola/index. Cfm? Content_id=396&language_id=ENG. Liberia has been the worst hit country as of March 2015. ...Read more
Hepatitis A, B, C, & E: Prevalence of hepatitis a and e are much higher in developing countries. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: This disease features accumulations of cholesterol and other substances on the inner surfaces of arteries. It still probably kills more people through heart damage and stroke than all cancers combined. A public health expert might cite "lifestyle" instead -- or even "getting older" -- as deaths from malnutrition, violence, childbirth and infection are less common than in the old days. ...Read more
Huge Problem: It is actually a huge problem- especially in the elderly. In the elderly and in the teenage age group- suicide is one of the highest causes of death. The problem also is many do not want to speak about it. Our emergency department actually screens for this on every patient to see if anyone needs help- but is not asking at that time. ...Read more
Depends on airline.: In a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy, air travel in the seventh month is just as safe as the earlier months. You should check with the airline you plan to use, as they may require a doctor's clearance before they allow you to board an airplane. Once a woman is at 8 months or beyond, the risk of delivering an infant unexpectedly is much higher, and thus air travel is not recommended. ...Read more