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What are the health risks for sedation? Are there long term health risks due to heavy sedation?

What are the health risks for sedation? Are there long term health risks due to heavy sedation?

Short term : Risks include hypotension and respiratory depression. You should be properly monitored and the medication should be administered by a dedicated, well trained physician. The only long term risks relate directly to complications experienced during the procedure. ...Read more

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Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Does living under power wires present any possible health risks?

Depends on who: You ask, but anything is a possibility. A lot of things pose risks to your health, and magnetic fields generated by power lines could be one of them. ...Read more

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Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

No: According to the CDC, US men have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence (17% lifetime) than women (8%). Men also have much higher rates of injury and hospitalization related to alcohol. Male drivers are twice as likely to be intoxicated in fatal car accidents than female drivers. Men who commit suicide are more likely than women to have consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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Other than dental issues. Are there any other health risks associated with adult thumb sucking?

Other than dental issues. Are there any other health risks associated with adult thumb sucking?

Malocclusion: Besides dental complications of developing a malocclusion, thumb sucking at any age poses a risk for infection by introducing bacteria into the oral cavity. If you are going to continue with the habit, wash your hands thoroughly before doing it. ...Read more

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Help please? What health risks associated with adult thumb sucking?

Help please? What health risks associated with adult thumb sucking?

Overbite: Which is worse ? Sucking your thumb at age 47 or having to wear braces? Neither or both. It depends. You probably wont do much harm to the thumb unless you happen to forget its there, get in a car accident or have a convulsive seizure and end up biting down on it. Compulsions, anxiety and oral fixation can be treated if it causing the person distress. ...Read more

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What are the most significant health risks among school-aged children?

What are the most significant health risks among school-aged children?

K-12 Health Risks: Younger: Viral infections, Fever, Cold, Skin infections (Scabies, Ringworm, Warts, Rashes), Strep, Diarrhea/ Constipation, Pink eye, Swimmers Ear, UTI, Asthma, Allergies, Injuries, etc. Vaccine preventable diseases of course! Older: Mono, Sport injuries, STD, Drug/Alcohol, MV Accidents, Behavior Problems, etc. Others: Vision, Diet and Physical Inactivity, Obesity, ADD/ADHD, Peer Pressure, etc. ...Read more

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What are the health risks associated with ingesting fluoride over our lifetimes?

What are the health risks associated with ingesting fluoride over our lifetimes?

That depends: If you are talking about ingesting the optional/normal amount required to prevent tooth decay, than none. When used correctly Fluoride has no health risks. If you are talking 3x the normal amount or greater then there is risk of both dental and skeletal fluorosis. Despite lots of fear-mongering there are no other proven risks and those problems are easy to avoid with correct use. ...Read more

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What health insurance problems can single women face?

What health insurance problems can single women face?

Mainly the same: Single women don't usually have any different issues with getting health insurance. Depending on the company and the way they calculate their risk, sometimes single women can be a better insurance risk because they can be healthier.The biggest challenges for anyone in getting insurance is if you have a preexisting condition, or risk factors since insurance is "for profit" and their shareholders. ...Read more

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Do men or women face greater health risks from alcohol consumption?

Do men or women face greater health risks from alcohol consumption?

Actually women: have more problems with alcohol than men in terms of organ damage, particularly liver and heart damage. However, there are other inherited predispositions that relate to how much damage alcohol will do any given individual. Alcohol is water soluble, and since women have (in general) more fat, alcohol is more concentrated in women, who also absorb more alcohol directly from their stomach. ...Read more

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Are crowded teeth a health risk or just cosmetic problem?

Are crowded teeth a health risk or just cosmetic problem?

Crowded teeth: Yes. Crowded teeth are difficult to keep clean and you're more susceptible to periodontal disease. ( gum and bone disease). ...Read more

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Possible neurological effects to baby breastfed during mother's stomach-cancer treatment? (chemo etc.?) obvious mental retardation only or subtle too?

Possible neurological effects to baby breastfed during mother's stomach-cancer treatment? (chemo etc.?) obvious mental retardation only or subtle too?

Difficult to answer: Many things make a difference here - what chemo is being used, how long exposure, etc. Remember, your baby is going through tons of development of every organ system and chemo will harm this. While i applaud your wanting to breast feed, i can't imagine risking your child's development, intelligence and risk for cancer in the future just to continue breast feeding. Effects could be devastating. ...Read more

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Problems with teeth, requires surgery. Will health insurance pay?

Problems with teeth, requires surgery. Will health insurance pay?

No: Most health insurance does not cover dental procedures. If you have separate dental insurance, it is likely covered to a certain degree. Read your policy, check your insurance's website, call your insurance company, or check with the oral surgeon's office for more information. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much are mental hospitals or mental health facilities costs increasing in the us?

How much are mental hospitals or mental health facilities costs increasing in the us?

Health facility cost: The cost of personnel has not gone up that much. Facility costs have risen as has the cost of home ownership and many older facilities need ongoing maintenance and improvements. Drug costs have increased as new and more potent and useful medications are created. ...Read more

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Does sedation for colonoscopy pose any risks for someone with brain damage?

Does sedation for colonoscopy pose any risks for someone with brain damage?

not usually, but: During procedure, no issue, but as sedation wears off, could see more confusion and disorientation which would be quite transient. Very rarely, could encounter brief delirium. All is easily handled by selection of agent for conscious sedation. Discuss fully with your doctor, and avoid complications. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could substance abuse throughout someone's lifetime effect the health of their children?

Expert opinion please: could substance abuse throughout someone's lifetime effect the health of their children?

Most likely yes: Children are very tuned in to such issues. This would be one factor which will ultimately impact the mental & physical well being of children. Seeing a parent suffer with substance abuse can make a child empathic towards others and avoid substance abuse themselves. Other times it will be a patten and life style that will be copied with disastrous results. It is never too late to get help. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks from getting frequent dental X-rays?

Are there any health risks from getting frequent dental X-rays?

Moderation is key: Any licensed dentist follows ADA/FDA Guidelines for Prescribing Dental Radiographs. Also the new digital technologies significantly decrease the overall radiation exposure from dental images. You are safe. ...Read more

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Do older women fear dental care for cosmetic reasons?

Do older women fear dental care for cosmetic reasons?

Cosmetic procedures: Cosmetic procedures in dentistry can be pain free. Some porcelain veneers can be done without novocain (procaine) and prepless, meaning no tooth structure is removed ! another procedure requiring no anesthetic or novocain (procaine)e is a partial denture called snap-on-smile. That and lumineers are good examples. Google them. ...Read more

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Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

No there are not: No there are no mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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How are long term safety risks of dental products tested?

How are long term safety risks of dental products tested?

Dental products: Dental products undergo stringent testing in order to merit the american dental association seal of approval so if any question, simply look for the ada seal of approval. ...Read more

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