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How Many Teens Die In Alcohol Related Accidents Each Year
During my teens i partied hard w/coke, acid, weed & alcohol 39 now healthy so far otherthan hypo. What things could I do to cleansemy internal organs?
Embrace life: Congratulations on walking away from substance abuse. Many teens do this sort of thing for friendship (such as it is) or to distance themselves from difficult situations in the home. You've made the right choice. Your body self-cleanses, and it seems as if you've chosen to clear your mind as well. Learn from your past, and focus on the present and future. ...Read more
For teens with alcohol abuse, will they admit you into the psych ward or can they just send you home after you sober up?
How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.
Tachycardia: For Age 19, normal heart rate is 60 -100 beats/min. Exercise and anxiety can cause Tachycardia. Tachycardia starting a week ago at age 19 is likely due to sudden stress, such as fright with feeling of being overwhelmed or Anxiety. See Physician for possible Diagnosis of Fever, Hyperthyroidism, Anemia, B.P. Medications effect, or heart condition. See Psychiatrist for Stress Anxiety, Relaxation ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too many: Dont' be one of them. Get help. Go to an aa meeting. ...Read more
If a person drinks typical bottle of alcohol a day for several years and stops drinking for two days, when would withdrawal start? Can they die?
48 to 72 hours: The operson may show severe withdrawal symptoms within 48 hours to 72 hours. These may include severe shaking and even seizures, which could cause life threatening problems. I would not advise abrupt discontinuation of alcohol. Please have this person see a physician for proper treatment. ...Read more
I been taking hydrocodone for 6 years i started when i was 17, now i'm 23 i take 7 to 10 daily with alcohol, i'm addicted, will i die soon because of this?
Disease of Addiction: You are an addict. The simple answer is that yes, eventually your disease may take you to a place where death seems appropriate. It is a lie, however, and never is the despair or pain or loneliness that comes at the end of addiction worth dying over. Now, at your age, death may not be imminent. There is a way out of this addiction. Please get to your family doctor or to aa or na. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a torn medial meniscus operable in teens? I was told that my 15 yr old most likely has torn cartiladge in his knee from an auto accident two years ago when he jammed his knee on the dashboard. I don't know yet if the tear was missed on the original mri
The Good News: The good news: a meniscus tear is repairable and most likely to heal in this age group. I can't determine from your question if a meniscus tear has been diagnosed. If it has, and your son has had 2 years of knee pain, surgery may be a reasonable option. I can add a comment later if you would like to add any additional info. ...Read more
Just one is too many: We don't have an exact number. In the US suicide is the third leading cause of death amongst teenagers and adolescents. A British study reported 44% of suicides occurring in kids 10 to 14 was caused by bullying. Those bullied often remain silent until the emotional trauma is eventually no longer tolerable. Cyberbullying is a particularly malignant form of bullying. ...Read more
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