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Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have frostbite. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have frostbite. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Keep warm: Frostbite is caused by overexposure to severe cold. Risk factors for getting frostbite include taking medicines called beta blockers, having diabetes or peripheral neuropthy. Prevention is the best way to avoid frostbite and that includes dressing properly whenever going out into cold conditions. Hand/foot warmers may be purchased inexpensively and are a great help. ...Read more

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Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have cirrhosis. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have cirrhosis. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Cirrhosis: Don't drink, do drugs or eat in excess and get obese. That right there should lower your risks dramatically. Good luck and take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have melanoma. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have melanoma. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Avoid sun exposure: Melanomas mostly occur in skin exposed to sun and avoiding sun exposure will help. You may wish to conduct routine surveys of your skin, especially by a medical professional, including taking pictures of any and all pigmented lesions and monitoring the appearance and change in appearance of the lesions. ...Read more

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Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have bipolar disorder. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have bipolar disorder. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Early treatment: It is important to recognize the mood swings early. Studies show that the more episodes you have the more frequent and the more severe the episodes become. Talk to a psychiatrist who can help you decide how prone to the illness you may be. Getting and staying on a mood stabilizer will dramatically effect your level of functioning and greatly diminish the severity and frequency of episodes. ...Read more

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Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have brain aneurysm. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have brain aneurysm. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Developmental: Brain aneurysms are developmental abnormalities, occurring at the branches of brain arteries, where the internal elastic membrane is absent. Their development is not under our control, but the one thing we can do is to make sure we keep out blood pressure in appropriate range. ...Read more

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Sir/mam my mother is having breast abscess.We first operated it but now the abscess is growing again on breast and hand?

Sir/mam my mother is having breast abscess.We first operated it but now the abscess is growing again on breast and hand?

Need eval & good tx: Firstly, make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Secondly, if abscess is large enough- incision and drainage may be required to remove the puss. Culture and sensitivity should be done to help antibiotic selection. She should receive a good regimen of antibiotic for a good period of time. Later, when the culture is back- antibiotic type can be adjusted accordingly. A good wound care is needed. ...Read more

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I injured my right middle finger first joint >18 months ago.There is a lump(cycst?) growing at joint. The lump covers 50% of joint Is surgery needed?

I injured my right middle finger first joint  >18 months ago.There is a lump(cycst?) growing at joint. The lump covers 50% of joint Is surgery needed?

Depends: It really is based on what the "lump" is, whether or not it is causing symptoms, and what an exam of the rom and stability of the joint is. There certainly could be the possibility of removing it if it is causing symptoms or inhibiting your function of that finger. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Does having small hands mean I won't grow any taller?

Does having small hands mean I won't grow any taller?

No: Though your profile says you are 37, females stop growing taller when they are 14 and males stop when they are 16. ...Read more

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How to grow fast at age of 16 im 168 tall and my hand plates are still open?

How to grow fast at age of 16  im 168 tall and my hand plates are still open?

Nature: Perhaps you are misinformed, but there is no way to change nature or speed up your growing beyond eating a diet rich in calcium and proteins. ...Read more

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Have you ever first hand seen organ "tissue death" that makes organs fail what caused this is this rare or common?

Have you ever first hand seen organ "tissue death" that makes organs fail what caused this is this rare or common?

All the time.: Body parts wear out, especially if you don't take care of them. I've seen organs fail because of arterial blockages (heart, kidney), viral infections (liver, heart again), inflammatory conditions - usually auto-immune (pancreas, brain, kidney, lungs), alcohol / drugs (pancreas, liver, brain, heart), and other causes. Common or rare depends on your perspective. Most people don't live in a hospital ...Read more

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Have you first hand ever seen organ tissue death so bad it caused the organs too fail if so what caused it and was this common?

Have you first hand ever seen organ tissue death so bad it caused the organs too fail if so what caused it and was this common?

Unclear!: Death is always due to the failure of the function of one or more organs. What organ is failing? What have you been told? Please ask again and clarify! There's a 150 character limit for your question, including spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete. ...Read more

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Any natural way to make your hands grow larger?

Any natural way to make your hands grow larger?

Selective growth: There is not a method to selectively cause growth in the hands. ...Read more

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For the last few weeks my hands have been tembling. My wife first noticed them co workers. Should I be looked at?

Definitely: A variety of conditions may account for your symptoms, specifically endocrinologic, such as diabetes or thyroid disorders since it seems that you have been experiencing pain and increased thirst. You will need a comprehensive exam with blood work as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Symmetric pain in elbows. First in right elbow as im right handed and now i'm started suffering pain in my left elbow too. What can be diagnosis?

Symmetric pain in elbows. First in right elbow as im right handed and now i'm started suffering pain in my left elbow too. What can be diagnosis?

Several thoughts: Could be bursitis, epicondylitis, tendinitis, even nerve compression at cubital tunnel. See your doctor and get this handled, as most of the above can readily be reversed. ...Read more

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Spilled boiling soup on hand/wrist. What should be the first thing to do?

Spilled boiling soup on hand/wrist. What should be the first thing to do?

COLD WATER: Rinse the burn under cold water for 10 - 15 minutes. If it's over a joint, blistered / peeling / open areas, or severe pain, get seen today. ...Read more

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Iam 16 my hand growth plates has close still growing i want to stop growing?

Iam 16 my hand growth plates has close still growing i want to stop growing?

If too tall, see Dr.: If one did grow taller last year, there can be growth this year. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. There's not much a person can do that changes height. If a teen is too tall, his doctor (at his ANNUAL CHECK-UP) can see if there is anything to be worried about. ...Read more

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Have you ever first hand seen frostbite on your organs? Is this even possible?

Have you ever first hand seen frostbite on your organs? Is this even possible?

It is possible: I have seen one case in an emergency room stint of a mountain climber doing glacial trekking, and he fell asleep with his privates over an ice protrusion and developed a freeze of the skin of his testicular sac. This qualifies as frostbite although little serious damage was done in this case. Frostbite is simply a freezing of the skin and deeper tissue under the right (wrong?) circumstances ...Read more

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I am 2 inches shorter than my dad, but have bigger hands. Does this mean i will grow taller?

I am 2 inches shorter than my dad, but have bigger hands. Does this mean i will grow taller?

No: At a listed age of 36 you will not be growing taller. If you are asking for someone else, stature is more related to both parents height than hand size. Men are expected to be the average of both parents plus 2,5 inches, females, that average less 2.5 inches. ...Read more

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