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Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju
AARP: Aarp has strong connections to insurance programs selling policies and other things which no doubt make them significant income. They are an occasionally effective lobby for some issues. The cost to 'belong' is cheap and this reflects their ability to get you on their list to sell products. Some are probably fairly priced given current market conditions but some are certainly 'rip-offs'. ...Read more
My grand son who is two just recently gets scared when he hears loud noises like lawn owners, motorcycle ect?
Sensory Processing: This is called "sensory defensiveness" & we all have a degree of it (e.g. Nails on a blackboard) but he needs to be seen by a development specialist if there are any associated problems (delayed or loss of speech, excessive anxiety, preferring to play by himself, avoiding eye contact, etc.). If there are no other issues, it can be treated by an "occupational therapist" who works with kids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NEED CONTROL: Each seizure, especially generalized event, does cause temporary metabolic change in area of involvement, and repetitive uncontrolled seizures can produce mirror foci, and spread of epileptiform areas. You may very well have more than one variety of seizure at this point. Perplexed as to what medications are being employed, and why you are out of control. Can we help via a Concierge visit? ...Read more
Niece found on floor unconscious&foaming at mouth.She was glassy-eyed&kept passing out afterwards.911 called.Prognosis?Scared.My uncle died of seizure
Do not be scared: I can understand your fear in seeing your niece in this state, especially given the family history of death in your uncle. It is important to know the cause of the seizures, hence get your niece diagnosed and treated. Seizures are usually scary to watch, but are eminently treatable. With the right care and treatment, your niece will very likely do well and have the seizures controlled. ...Read more
Woke at 4am 2day with hallucination of sister that moved across country months ago. She Turned out wearing same outfit I hallucinated today. Normal?
Paranormal: Wow, what a coincidence! There have been stories of twins over the years that seem to be able to communicate "telepathically", and we don't really know how they do it. That is a remarkable story, but not truly a medical issue. There may be other websites better equipped to offer insight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concussion 5 months ago.Went out drank a little and danced.Now im scared dance caused concussion.Was spining around dancing.didnt hit my head.problem?
Can hallucinations be part of mini-strokes? Diabetic aunt seeing zebras at night. She's 70 yrs old.
Possibly: In Alzheimers, there is loss of brain tissue. Depending on where the tissue is lost, it can have different affects. However, this is not usual in Alzheimer's. Has your aunt had an evaluation by a specialist in brain diseases (neurologist)? This specialist is better equipped than a psychologist to make this diagnosis. Same is true for mini-strokes. ...Read more
Met a 70 yr old m had a Bike accident in Thailand
toe cut and looks black he has diabetis
flys Europe hospital tomorrow treatment
two 6hr Flight OK?
Could be bruise. Not: There is more going on here than meets the eye. Based on the description of the incident, the toe's vascular status has been compromised. This could either be by the trauma, an underlying vascular disease or both. His sugar control more than likely has influenced the gravity of the wound. The most effective time to begin treatment is immediately post injury, not after tissue death begins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shootings on nearby campus yesterday, tornado on cousin's campus today. How do I prepare my teen for disasters?
New grandbaby born july 29has spina bifida has movement in hips knees lot of fluid on brain.Shunt today.L4membrane .Surgery on july 30..Prognos?
Spina bifida: If the child has movement in the knees that is a good sign, the fluid in the brain definitely needs a shunt. If you have a spina bifida clinic in your region best to get the child register for follow up at some point as this is a life long treatment process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parents divorce after 32yr lost home had 4 21yr & bad dreams from family memories &old house dad was abusive have panic attacks wen near house PTSD?
Yes: All of the necessary conditions are there for PTSD and there is effective treatment available for you. Please see a counselor to start on the road to recovery from these awful experiences. You deserve to feel better. ...Read more
I had this deeply disturbing dream about doing something extremely bizarre. I drove my beloved car into a river by accident and it died. Meaning...?
Started Dilantin 30 yrs ago after one grand mal and numerous petit mal seizures. Worry about long term effects as i age. Stuck for life?
Absolutely not: You're right to be concerned: Phenytoin can promote osteoporosis through its effect on calcium metabolism. (Not great for the liver, either.) Get completely reevaluated. Either you need to stay on a seizure med or you don't. If you don't, great. If you do, there are newer-generation anticonvulsants with much lower long-term risks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: Other potential causes are dust mites and mold. Allergy testing may be helpful. ...Read more
I seizured two stokes , then i seizured two grand mal seizures, the a dr. Put me up the psych ward. ?
Sounds odd: If you truly had 2 strokes and 2 grand mal seizures, being admitted to a psychiatric unit sounds very odd. The more usual option would be a neurological consult and possible admission to neurology. If the seizures result from alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawal, psychiatric admission might be an eventual option. ...Read more
I had roundworm as kid, was it because I went barefoot, played in uncovered sandbox, or kissed my mouser cat?
No: You get hookworms (not roundworms) from going barefoot in a sandbox or elsewhere that's infested. You'd don't get worms from your cat (they're species specific). You get round worms from eating contaminated food. Kids put their hands in their mouth and don't always wash their hands before eating so they're especially susceptible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible/not probabl: If your seizures can be triggered by rapidly flashing lights, this is a possibility but it is very rare. ...Read more
My husband is in AF today. Should he partake in physical exercise--namely kayaking or hiking when this is happening? He gets weak very quickly.
I was hiking, I picked a bulb and it smelled like garlic so I assumed it was wild garlic.Should I eat it? I'm not 100% sure it's garlic. is it edible?
What is an optimal workout for health that includes walking/jogging/hiking and weight training? I am a 25 year old male.
Exercise: You're off to a good start by incorporating cardio activities with weight bearing exercises. The best solution is to pick activities that you enjoy. This way you will do them consistently. Also, listen to your body and incorporate rest days into your routine. New studies have shown that a balanced diet is just as important as exercise, so make sure that you're eating healthy foods as well! ...Read more
I wore 25% Deet for 2 weeks while hiking in Central America. This was a month ago. If I had negative side effects, would they have shown up by now?
walking with 10kg hiking backpack for month averaging 30 miles a day for 5 days a week, but back shoulder are in mega pain, how can I manage the pain?
Take breaks: As they say, No Pain, No Gain! If you are trying to reach a milestone, you may need to endure some discomfort. But you should minimize the pain by shedding as much weight from your backpack as possible, take frequent breaks, use heating pads and NSAIDs as indicated. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are : Conditioned ; healthy enough for this level of exertion - that would usually be fine. ...Read more
How do I go from sea-level to sky high? I live at sea-level and am going to be hiking in colorado. What can I do to avoid altitude sickness?
Diamox (acetazolamide).: If you are going to colorado in a short period of time to do some hiking you might see your physician to see if you are a candidate to use diamox, (acetazolamide) a medication which can prevent you from getting mountain sickness (altitude sickness). Have a good trip. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will i be able to go hiking tomorrow after my food poisining sunday night ? Cus i know i'm suppose to be resting after all the sickness i had
I guess so: Food poisoning also known as gastroenteritis, and usually caused by food infected with toxic organisms, but once you clear that food infected and started feeling better, you can resume all your normal activities. You can go hiking with no problems but you may wanna avoid outside food or drinks. ...Read more
After a day of biking or hiking I have two distinctive bulges in my groin but no discomfort from them. After resting they go away? What next?
See your doctor: You may have hernias. Hernias develop when intestines bulge through weak areas in the abdominal wall. They can be painless and commonly "reduce"/resolve with laying down. You should try to see if you can get in with your doctor after hiking/biking so s/he can see the bulges. Here's a link to more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/inguinal-hernia/ds00364. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where are most deer ticks found? I am going hiking for a biology school project at a Beach reservation area and my teacher said there will be ticks.
Deer ticks: They are present throughout the majority of the eastern United States and tend to live in wooded areas and along trails in forests. ...Read more
My knee makes a loud crunching noise when hiking uphill; minor achyness above the knee after a long hike. Pretty hard fall 3-4 years ago. What's up?
Low risk: Most bat bites occur from bats in houses, barns, etc. The risks of spelunking are considerable but related to the structure of the cave, falling, flooding, getting stuck in narrow crevices, etc. You should always take precautions, never go alone, state a plan to those on the surface, and use proper equipment. ...Read more
I went hiking in the woods and i got a rash the following day. Just when i think they've healed more have popped up, why?
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