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Does donating plasma 2 times a week have any long term effects?

Does donating plasma 2 times a week have any long term effects?

Should not: Very worthwhile donations. Should be ok, however your blood bank physician will be happy to discuss this with you + reassure. ...Read more

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It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more


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What are the long term effects of taking activated charcol in small doces? Are there any negative? Im taking it once or on occasion two times a day.

What are the long term effects of taking activated charcol in small doces? Are there any negative? Im taking it once or on occasion two times a day.

Activated charcoal: Some of the side effects of using activated charcoal powder include black stools, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation. Always use activated charcoal powder as directed by a physician, or according to label directions. Note: intestinal blockage and bowel problems may occur if a glass of water is not taken before ingesting. ...Read more

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What will the long term effects of gout on my running program. I run about 5k four times a week.?

What will the long term effects of gout on my running program. I run about 5k four times a week.?

None should occur!: Gout is completely remmitible. You should be on a uric acid lowering drug (s), and one pill of Colchicine per day at a minimum. Nsaids and steroids (by injection or orally) are given for pain and acute inflammation. Afterwards, the need to lower uric acid is lifelong, and if managed properly, it should not affect sporting activities, provided joint damage is not significantly present. ...Read more

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I used cocaine twice or three times in a day as a kid as i was told it would make me a better guitarist. Not since. Any long term effects or worries?

I used cocaine twice or three times in a day as a kid as i was told it would make me a better guitarist. Not since. Any long term effects or worries?

Past Drug Use: Yes. If you have not been tested for hepatitis c you need to do so soon. Otherwise there should be no consequence from remote past drug use. ...Read more

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I've had bacterial meningitus once and viral 3 times over 18 year time. Are there long term effects from these illnesses? Or from so many lp?

I've had bacterial meningitus once and viral 3 times over 18 year time. Are there long term effects from these illnesses? Or from so many lp?

Meningitis: Long-term complications of meningitis can include memory loss, residual headache, learning difficulties, and weakness to name a few. If you have recurrent cases of meningitis, you could have a condition called "mollaret's meningitis". For more information, talk to your doctor and visit: http://www.Meningitisfoundationofamerica.Org/templates/content-view/92/index.Html. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of soda when your a kid have long term effects on your prostate. I'm 18 now and i urinate 10-15 times a day all i drink is water now?

Can drinking a lot of soda when your a kid have long term effects on your prostate. I'm 18 now and i urinate 10-15 times a day all i drink is water now?

Frequent Peeing: If you have a medical condition it is either diabetes, a sexually transmitted disease, or a prostate problem. Any good men's health expert will be able to help you sort all of this out. But, you are correct you are peeing a lot. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with bunions and very flat feet, any correlation between these two? Should i continue exercising? Any long term effects?

I have been diagnosed with bunions and very flat feet, any correlation between these two? Should i continue exercising? Any long term effects?

Yes: Flat feet can cause foot instability that can lead to bunions and hammer toes and other foot and ankle conditions. I would advise a good custom orthotic prior to long term high impact exercise. ...Read more

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I am a 21 year old female about 5,5 102 lbs. 4 years ago I was about 5'4 97-100 lbs and I took for the first and last time 3, 50mlg vyvance in abt 8-10 hours. Horrible next two days but I lived. Question: do I need to worry about long term effects???

I am a 21 year old female about 5,5 102 lbs. 4 years ago I was about 5'4 97-100 lbs and I took for the first and last time 3, 50mlg vyvance in abt 8-10 hours. Horrible next two days but I lived. Question: do I need to worry about long term effects???

Best stimulant featu: In single dose studies, Vyvanse did not cause any long-term side effects even at 250mg. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a pro-drug. The med you take is inactive and should have little or no effect on you until it gets into your blood. Enzymes from red blood cells activate the med. Prodrug levels peak around 90min and active levels peak by 6hrs. It's all gone from your body by 48hrs. ...Read more

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Hi there. I'm curious if there are long-term effects to losing sleep temporarily. Context here is that I have a project I'm working on, and I'm only getting 4-5 hours of sleep per night. This will only last for a month or two. Should I be concerned ab

Hi there.

I'm curious if there are long-term effects to losing sleep temporarily.  Context here is that I have a project I'm working on, and I'm only getting 4-5 hours of sleep per night.  This will only last for a month or two.  Should I be concerned ab

Sleep for life: Studies have shown that a healthy adult should get 7-9 hours sleep a night. Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with significant health issues such as early death, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. If the sleep deprivation is short-term due to work then this effect won't be as significant, but remember that concentration & productivity is improved on a full night's sleep! ...Read more

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Can taking Plan B two months in a row cause long term effects like a late period? Second month of taking the pill I had a heavy period 4 days.

Can taking Plan B two months in a row cause long term effects like a late period? Second month of taking the pill I had a heavy period 4 days.

Unlikely long term: Taking plan B two months in a row is unlikely to create long term effects other than resulting in an irregular bleeding pattern. Being conscientious about taking birth control pills or using protection like condoms is the best remedy for avoiding situations that require taking planB. ...Read more

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What're the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 25mg twice a day for two years?

What're the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 25mg twice a day for two years?

See below: Currently Adderall is prescribed to treat symptoms that cause a current impairment. If it is effective, one long-term consequence will be the ability to function, hold a job, etc for the years involved. There is some evidence that Ritalin (methylphenidate) (a different drug) in primary school children can lead to a benefit that lasts for a year or more. Data on Adderall are unclear. Addiction risk is another issue. ...Read more

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Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years.why does this keep happening?long term effects?i drink alcohol,does that effect it?

Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years.why does this keep happening?long term effects?i drink alcohol,does that effect it?

Alcohol: is very much a cause as it can lead to dehydration. Even though you think you are drinking plenty of fluids you are not. Do yourself a favor stop the booze, drink water. See a nephrologist as you are at risk for chronic kidney problems. ...Read more

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For how long after a plasma donation should not work out?

For how long after a plasma donation should not work out?

Rest of the day: Thank you for your donation - or for considering being a donor. We need more people to be so generous. People who are healthy enough to be accepted for blood, plasma or platelet donation should tolerate it well. However, since some fluid is removed, they should probably not do strenuous activity for the rest of the day and be sure to drink (non-alcoholic liquids) generously. ...Read more

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I have been on 1mg of clonazepam for 3 weeks. Doctor says it would be beneficial to stay on it at same dose for 3 months. Any long term effects?

I have been on 1mg of clonazepam for 3 weeks. Doctor says it would be beneficial to stay on it at same dose for 3 months. Any long term effects?

Benzodiazepines: clonazepam is one of a class of meds called benzodiazepines. These medications can be very addictive and tolerance leads to same dose not being as effective. For this reason they are not recommended for long term use. 1 mg is a relatively low dose, but may require taper and difficult to get off of. There are other options. You may want to request a psychiatric consult ...Read more

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High temp for 8 weeks now. 40.5 'c. What long term effects could this have on a patient? Cannot find source of high temp!

High temp for 8 weeks now. 40.5 'c. What long term effects could this have on a patient? Cannot find source of high temp!

This is serious: It is most likely an infection somewhere. Less likely are inflammatory conditions or malignancy. Fever will wear you down. Make sure you see a doctor, even get admitted to hospital possibly. Try to keep your temperature down as much as possible with meds and ice packs in the meantime. ...Read more

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What could be causing these symptoms? And are there long term effects? I live in a 120+ year old house with the original brick foundation, insulation, supports, and dirt floors (in basement). I have lived here for 6 months, and since the first week i ha

What could be causing these symptoms?  And are there long term effects? I live in a 120+ year old house with the original brick foundation, insulation, supports, and dirt floors (in basement).  I have lived here for 6 months, and since the first week i ha

There : There is likely something environnmental that is causing these symptoms. Would see an allergist to begin with. If he thinks it advisable you can bring in an industrial hygenist to inspect your home. Would check out allergies first. ...Read more

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Anybody know the long term effects of an untreated Cyclizine overdose, 3,000mg taken over 48hrs and digested three weeks ago???

Anybody know the long term effects of an untreated Cyclizine overdose, 3,000mg taken over 48hrs and digested three weeks ago???

Probably Fine: Cyclizine is a more uncommon antihistamine. Side-effects are usually sedation, but it has a 7 hour 1/2 life, so it should be well out of your system by now. Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 is a fabulous resource to tell you ANYTHING about overdose concerns. They might have more information on possible long-term effects. ...Read more

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I have been taking 25 mg of topamax (topiramate) 2x/day for 12 weeks for migraines. Working well, but how long can I stay on this drug? Long term effects?

I have been taking 25 mg of topamax (topiramate) 2x/day for 12 weeks for migraines. Working well, but how long can I stay on this drug? Long term effects?

A long time: If the current dose of topamax (topiramate) is controlling your headaches, you can stay on it for many years, if needed. Your dose is very low, so the risk of side effects should be low. Long term risks would include kidney stones, but staying well hydrated reduces the risk. If you have lost weight with topamax (topiramate), this usually continues or maintains your current loss as long as you take the medication. ...Read more

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I'm Asian and i take Pepcid (famotidine) before i drink alcohol to reduce redness/flushness. If I do this 2-3x/week for several years, are there long term effects?

Fatty liver: Alcohol affects the way the liver process fat so your liver cells get stuffed full of it. If you drink often it can make your liver get fat – reducing your consumption can help it return to its normal size. You can spend half of your life damaging your body/liver and not feel any of the effects. Moderation is the key with or without pepcid (famotidine). ...Read more