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How Can We Protect Ourselves From Neutrons
From what?: Most problems with eyesight are due to a need for eyeglasses. But there are a variety of diseases, - acquired or inherited which can affect eyesight. You should also protect your eyes from harm with safety glasses when doing any activity that "fly's" debris around which can contact the eye. C heck with your ophthalmologist to address specific concerns. ...Read more
Pyloroplasty emptys: The pylorus is the valve connecting the end of the stomach and the first portion of the duoduenum. It functions to prevent reflux retrograde from small bowel up into stomach. The sphincter is controlled by vagus nerve so that any proceure where nerve is compromised causes persistent spasm and failure to empty stomach. A partial incision into pylorus opens it to allow proper stomach emptying, ...Read more
The skin provides a major defense, the Kidneys can filter out toxic substances, the lungs can filter the air we breath, but by far the Immune system is our major defense against germs. See the following link for some info:
http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/infections/biology-of-infectious-disease/defenses-against-infection ...Read more
Partially protected: Two doses of Gardasil (the HPV vaccine) provides pretty good protection, especially if more than 2 months apart. In fact, research is underway to determine whether 2 doses should be routine instead of 3. However, not quite as good protection, and you should have the third dose. But you may want to wait a bit then start over. Gardasil-9 will soon be available, covers 9 HPV types instead of only 4. ...Read more
Immunity: The intact skin and mucous membranes are our body's major defense mechanisms. There are very few viruses that will penetrate intact skin, although several have the potential for entering through hair follicles or inapparent breaks in the skin (from minor scratches, etc. That are not overtly visible). ...Read more
Basically all: Personal health information (phi) holds a special place in the federal hipaa law. What you share with your health care providers is confidential and can only be shared with others with your permission. Insurance companies are entitled to certain information in order to pay bills on your behalf. Also, if there is a workers' compensation claim, your right to privacy of this information is waived. ...Read more
Helpful things: Keep your weight in the normal range. Exercise regularly. Maintain a diet rich in vegetables, high in fiber and low in fat. I am guessing diabetes is in your family so look at the habits of those who developed it and try and determine what pattern is a problem in your family. ...Read more
Just resume it...: Missing one pill is not that detrimental and the fact that you had protected relation, you are likely covered. Just resume the pill and I think you should be fine. I am so glad to learn that despite being on the pill, you used protection--it protects against sexually transmitted diseases! live well, live safely! Good luck. ...Read more
Fast and can be bad:
Fever, chills, achiness, cough, congestion, headache, sorethroat starting about 18-72 hours after exposure and u become contagious starting just around onset of symptoms or a bit before and continue for about 5-10 days. Young children may shed for longer period of time. With appropriate treatment/med, shedding should stop in about 72 hours. Prevention is key--vaccination & handwashing.
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Avoid exposure.: Asbestos is only dangerous if it is released into the environment, such that it is inhaled, ingested, or gets on or into the body. Asbestos that is bound up inside another substance only becomes hazardous when that substance is disturbed. Some asbestos occurs naturally outdoors. Fibers are too small to be seen in the air and dust masks don't protect--leave removal to professionals. Don't smoke. ...Read more
Avoid the sun: The best protection is to stay inside or in shade. If you have to be in the sun, use a broad brimmed hat and covering clothing. For bare skin areas add sunblock with a rating or 30 or more. You are wise to consider this as sunlight can lead to long term skin lesions including cancers as well as leathery thickening of the skin. ...Read more
Supervise: Teach your child not to climb on furniture or cabinets. Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. Install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) use stair gates or lock doors to dangerous areas like the basement. ...Read more
Know where it is: Lead is found in many products. Most famous was house paint in the old days. New paint no longer contains lead. Old gasoline contained lead, but newer forms do not. Pottery and jewelry from mexico and from china may contain lead and other dangerous metals. Lead levels can be checked, and chelation treatment can be used if too high. ...Read more
Stair gates.: Make sure that drawers, furniture, and lamps cannot be tipped over. Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. Use stair gates. Install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) make sure windows are closed or have screens that cannot be pushed out. Don't underestimate your child's ability to climb. ...Read more
Choose friends well: Once you identify a person who is verbally or physically mean toward you, avoid them. If you cannot avoid them as in the workplace, report the offensive behavior to your supervisor. It may meet the standard for a hostile workplace and the person would have to change his behavior to keep his job. If physically abusive, press charges. If it is upsetting you, see a therapist. ...Read more
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If you are concerned about pregnancy, read the message below:
Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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