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Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Tough question.: It's completely normal to worry about the people you care about. The issue comes when these worries take on a life of their own. If you find yourself feeling obsessed about this, or if you find that your worries interfere with your daily activities, it's time to get some counseling. Talk with your doctor; they may offer a counseling referral. Don't be alone with this; it's fine to get some help. ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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Agoraphobia = fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

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Agoraphobia = fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Agoraphobia: Both. The greek translation is fear of the marketplace. ...Read more

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Describe ways of reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses dining out?

Describe ways of reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses dining out?

Eat cooked food: You can reduce the risk (but not eliminate it) by eating food that has been freshly well-cooked. You want to avoid food that has been sitting out at room temperature, especially milk products like yogurt that grow bacteria quickly, mayonnaise, etc. Make sure the place you are eating in looks clean. Eat only well-cooked hamburgers, chicken and eggs. ...Read more

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Are there higher incidences of chd in manual workers?

Are there higher incidences of chd in manual workers?

No: No association with manual work. It about lifestyle, modifying risk factors & genetics. No substitution for a conversation with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the risks of living in a high industry zone?

What are the risks of living in a high industry zone?

Risk Avoidance: Risks of high industry: pollution (air and water), heavy traffic, noise pollution, electrical energy surplus. It is best to live away from these problems if at all possible. ...Read more

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Dream of being in back seat of careening car = fear of losing control?

Dream of being in back seat of careening car = fear of losing control?

VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective. Seek out a therapist who uses VRT in your area. You can find providers through www.psious.com, www.limbix.com, or www.virtuallybetter.com. ...Read more

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Do people in high risk jobs experience a higher level of stress than people in low risk or zero risk jobs?

Do people in high risk jobs experience a higher level of stress than people in low risk or zero risk jobs?

Depends on you...: Stress levels are dependent on an interaction between many factors, including level of job risk, level of perceived risk, stress tolerance, personal resilience, abilities, and coping abilities. Depending on these variables, and others, a person at a high risk job may actually experience less stress than someone in a lower risk job. ...Read more

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Agoraphobia: fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Agoraphobia: fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Fear of both: Agoraphobia was initially characterized as a fear of open spaces. Currently, it is an anxiety disorder where a sufferer is afraid of difficult, or embarrassing situations from which he cannot escape, or obtain enough assistance or reassurance to feel secure. It is often related to panic disorder where the sufferer may be so fearful of panic attacks to the point of becoming unable to leave home. ...Read more

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Effects of living at high altitudes on the elderly - anything worrisome?

Low O2: High altitudes can be tough for elders, especially those with lung disease as the available oygen is less. Slow aclimation to high altitudes is vital to prevent serious problems including heart failure and brain swelling. Once an elder adjusts to the new altitude, there will likely be less problems. Similar situations can happen in flight for those with serious lung or heart conditions. ...Read more

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What factors increases the risk of diabetes 2 in people?

Multiple: Family history (if your parents, grandparents, kids, or siblings have it), if you ever had gestational diabetes, if you are overweight, if you are sedentary, if you have high cholesterol / blood pressure, and if you eat a high carbohydrate diet. Some things you can control, some things you cannot. Absolutely control the things that you can! ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with a very high concentration of high density lipoproteins in the bloodstream?

What health risks are associated with a very high concentration of high density lipoproteins in the bloodstream?

HDL: Our Protector: High density lipoproteins are the molecules in the cholesterol machinations that clean up the arteries, help avoid arterial damage and protect one from significant cardiovascular risk. The higher this number the better protection one can have. ...Read more

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What are the chances of death from dehydration in desert?

What are the chances of death from dehydration in desert?

Substantial: The odds are very high in the absence of adequate fluid replacement, due to fluid loss and heat stroke. ...Read more

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What are risks of pulse pressure in excess of 120?

What are risks of pulse pressure in excess of 120?

Same as elevated BP: Widened pulse pressure is a marker of cardiovascular mortality. Must be evaluated in context of other "blood pressures" systolic, diastolic and mean bp. Must figure personal characteristics such as height and known atherosclerotic stiffness. If pulse pressure is 120 you must have HTN and this should be treated down to goal. Once that is done your pulse pressure may not be elevated at all. ...Read more

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What do extremely high levels of HDL in the blood of obese individuals mean?

What do extremely high levels of HDL in the blood of obese individuals mean?

Good cholesterol: Cholesterol acts with the body's proteins to create strructures known as lipoproteins. These have various sizes and functions. Hdl is generally recognized to form beneficial lipoproteins, hence it is referred to as "good" cholesterol. That is a number that we want to be as high as possible; it is often genetically and hormonally influenced. ...Read more

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Especially the large overarching fear of losing control?

Letting go, psychT: Identify situations that are under your control and situations that are not. Work on things you can control and let go of things that cannot be controlled. Listen to your body and pay attention to your thoughts when symptoms exacerbate. Find a counselor to help you navigate through your symptoms and if there's a need consider medication. Live in the present, but not past or future. ...Read more

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What kind of cancers are increased in peoples with diabetes?

What kind of cancers are increased in peoples with diabetes?

Many: Hyperinsuinemia seen in type 2 diabetes is suspected to cause increased incidence of the following cancers: pancreatic cancer, colorectal, prostate, endometrial, liver, breast, renal cell cancers, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. ...Read more

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In what ways are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk of heart disease?

In what ways are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk of heart disease?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol has multiple components. The high density component is called 'good' and the low density component is called 'bad'. This is because high levels of HDL are somewhat associated with less vascular disease and high levels of LDL are associated with worse vascular disease. ...Read more