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Does anyone know the long term implications of hyponatremia?

Does anyone know the long term implications of hyponatremia?

Seizures and Death: Without adequate treatment, hyponatremia has serious complications. This condition can lead to mental fatigue, seizures and eventually death. Therefore it must be treated aggressively once diagnosed by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Hyponatremia (Definition)

Normal sodium range from 135 to 145. Low sodium (hyponatremia) is less than 135. Some may have no symptoms at slight decrease in sodium level especially if the level dropped slowly. Rapid decrease or large drop in levels can cause confusion, seizures, coma and even death. Labs should always be rechecked to ...Read more


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Does anybody know the long-term affects of knee-replacement?

Does anybody know the long-term affects of knee-replacement?

Pros and cons: The long term benefits of knee replacement include pain relief, improved mobility, improved function and better quality of life. The long term risks include infection and complications related to wear of the prosthesis or implant. With modern prosthetic materials, however, the life span of the knee replacement can often be in the 15-20 year range. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about the long term side effects from adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

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Does anyone know about the long term side effects from adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Possible AE's: May include infertility, heart dysfunction, bone marrow insuficiency, a second malignancy ( leukemia) - which may develop years after treatment has ended. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of long term drinking?

What are the consequences of long term drinking?

Too many: 400 characters will not fit the possible consequences of chronic alcoholism. In brief, it may cause social problems, different accidents, suicide attempts, mva if driving under influence, fights, family and work related issues; financial problems, liver cirrhosis; gastric ulcers, heart failure and many many more. Plus, those who drink usually abuse other things such as IV drugs, benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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What long term effect does 'whisky' have on the liver?

What long term effect does 'whisky' have on the liver?

Cirrhosis: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous while your liver is still working. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the long term effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Does anyone know the long term effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) effects: Antihistamines in general are some of the safest medications to use long-term.That said, one should never use a medication longer than necessary, and it is wise to switch products periodically no matter what the medication class, in case you are having side effects but don't realize it.I have seen occasional patients develop what seem to be "rebound hives" after long-term use of antihistamines. ...Read more

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What long term effects does retirement to do caregiving have on the body.?

What long term effects does retirement to do caregiving have on the body.?

Depends...: ...On what you are retiring from, what the caregiving entails, and how you feel about caregiving. If you go from a stimulating career to what you see as boring caregiving, depression is likely. If the reverse is true, you will be happy. If your career had been highly physically challenging, the decrease in exercise will be unhealthy; if desk job to running after toddler, it will be good. ...Read more

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What are the long term affects from tss?

What are the long term affects from tss?

Let me explain: If severe shock has occurred and led to kidney, liver, lung, or heart damage long term consequences may require treatment or cause permanent disability. The three major causes of death related to severe tss are as follows: disseminated intravascular coagulation, or dic, which causes uncontrollable bleeding and irreversible shock. With proper treatment, however, people can recover from tss. ...Read more

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Lots of people use the term neurotic casually, what does it mean medically?

Lots of people use the term neurotic casually, what does it mean medically?

Conflict: In psychoanalysis, neurosis is a functional mental disorder that has no discernible underlying anatomic cause. The symptoms -- which can be all kinds of things, including anxiety, phobias, and compulsions, etc -- arise from an intrapsychic conflict between unconscious fantasies and the defenses they arouse. The person simultaneously expresses, and fears to fully express, the impulses. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me what are the short and long term effects of exercise on the cardiovascular system?

Could anyone tell me what are the short and long term effects of exercise on the cardiovascular system?

Exercise: Is beneficial both in the short term as well as long term and is an important part of the treatment plan in addition to treating hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the withdrawal effects of methotrexate?

Does anyone know the withdrawal effects of methotrexate?

No true withdrawal!: People are put on mtx for reasons. Many are rheumatic problems that cause pain with inflammation. Stopping the drug can allow inflammation to return causing pain and lethergy. ...Read more

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What is la crosse virus? And any long terms effects of this

What is  la crosse virus? And any long terms effects of this

Arbovirus: This is a type of arbovirus or mosquito born virus. The virus is ususally associated with headche and fever. Long term problems are usually not associated with this virus. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of diabetes?

What are the long term effects of diabetes?

Many problems: Untreated or uncontrolled diabetes can lead to kidney disease/failure, retinopathy and possible blindness, impotence (erectile dysfunction), gastroparesis (severe stomach pain and vomitting due to inadequate emptying), foot ulcers and risk of amputation of toes or legs, neuropathy (pins-and-needles sensation mostly in arms & legs), heart disease and possible heart attack & stroke, infection, etc. ...Read more

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I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications, but what are they? I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications..Whats considered long term and what are the mo

I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications, but what are they? I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications..Whats considered long term and what are the mo

Simple terms: Get very sick. become infertile, hard to say.
Chlamydia can invade your genital tract and attack your womb & tubes, resulting severe abdominal pain & a hospital treated infection.By attacking the tubes they can render them scarred, so an egg gets hung up half way in (tubal pregnancy=deadly) If both tubes are scarred enough you can become infertile. Timeline varies= the longer the worse the outcome ...Read more

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Does anyone know how long the side effects of haldol (haloperidol) can last?

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Does anyone know how long the side effects of haldol (haloperidol) can last?

Haldol (haloperidol): Temporary side-effects such as tremors and muscle spasms resolve with treatment, permanent ones such as tardive dyskinesias persist and can occur after years of use. ...Read more

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What are the long term consequences of thumb-sucking?

What are the long term consequences of thumb-sucking?

Many: Grinding your teeth can result in headaches, earaches, damage to your teeth and enamel causing erosion of the teeth and sensitivity, increased risk of cavities, and loose teeth. If you grind your teeth, see your dentist to get fitted for a mouth guard. ...Read more

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What do most people know and/or think about the repercussions, side effects, long term of breast augmentation?

What do most people know and/or think about the repercussions, side effects, long term of breast augmentation?

Long term: Most women are very happy after breast augmentation. Breast implants are long term devices that may have to be replaced in time. The breasts will change over time with or without an implant. 10% of women are troubled by capsular contracture, or hardening of the scar tissue around the implant. Rippling or implant visibility. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. ...Read more

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