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Dr. George Kingsley III
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Eclampsia (Definition)

Eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy in which a pregnant woman suddenly and often unexpectedly has seizures. It may be life threatening. Risk factors for eclampsia in pregnant women include having high blood pressure during pregnancy and having ...Read more


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How can I use meditation to achieve higher level of consciousness?

How can I use meditation to achieve higher level of consciousness?

Mindfulness: Meditation is a form of meditation taught in hospitals, clinics, and workshops, and has no religious connection. It teaches the person to be aware of what is happening w/out stressing or evaluating. This is especially helpful for pain management. Mental body scans and breathing can be part of this. Many studies support the physical and mental health benefits of meditation. See jon kabat-zinn. ...Read more

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Could meditation be used to achieve a higher level of consciousness, how?

Could meditation be used to achieve a higher level of consciousness, how?

Mindfulness: Meditation is a form of meditation taught in hospitals, clinics, and workshops, and has no religious connection. It teaches the person to be aware of what is happening w/out stressing or evaluating. This is especially helpful for pain management. Mental body scans and breathing can be part of this. Many studies support the physical and mental health benefits of meditation. See jon kabat-zinn. ...Read more

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What happens if icp (intracranial pressure) increases, then does loc (level of consciousness) decreases?

What happens if icp (intracranial pressure) increases, then does loc (level of consciousness) decreases?

Consciousness: As ICP increases and particularly when it gets to the higher ranges LOC can occur, in severely elevated increased pressures coma and even death can occur. ...Read more

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Iv hd severe sweating, lower level of consciousness daily, headaches upon waking, word mix up last 9 mnths-cld this be effect of weed smoked 9 mth ago?

Iv hd severe sweating, lower level of consciousness daily, headaches upon waking, word mix up last 9 mnths-cld this be effect of weed smoked 9 mth ago?

Very, very unlikely: Even if there was some bad contamination, this is not likely related to cannabis. But you do need an exam. The symptoms may not all be from the same cause and you need to expect that one Dx is likely to be Anxiety - but don't just take a Rx. Fuller eval of the consciousness/language issues should be done. Seek a Health Psychotherapist to help w/ finding relief from Dr's for all of these concerns. ...Read more

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What is eclampsia?

What is eclampsia?

Eclampsia: Eclampsia is an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy, characterized by the appearance of tonic–clonic seizures, usually in a patient who has developed pre-eclampsia. (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are collectively called hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and toxemia of pregnancy.). ...Read more

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What causes eclampsia?

What causes eclampsia?

Pregnancy.: Some pregnancies are afflicted by preeclampsia, a condition of widespread endothelial malfunction under the influence of placental products. In essence, the placenta never implanted well in the maternal uterus; as the fetus grows the placenta becomes increasingly stressed to provide adequate nutrients to the fetus and the maternal pressures increase. When the disease is severe, convulsions occur. ...Read more

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How long does eclampsia last?

How long does eclampsia last?

Few minutes: Typically, eclamptic seizure lasts only a few minutes and responds to treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for eclampsia?

What are the tests for eclampsia?

Noen are specific!: This is more a clinical diagnosis. Tests that are used look for excess protein in urine, but the picture is this. Typically patients show signs of pregnancy-induced hypertension and proteinuria prior to the onset of the hallmark of eclampsia, the eclamptic convulsion. Other cerebral signs may precede the convulsion such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, and cortical blindness. This is the extreme. ...Read more

Consciousness (Definition)

It is the amount of awareness with yourself and the surroundings meaning recognize yourself and ...Read more