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How to prevent heat and sunstroke?

How to prevent heat and sunstroke?

Prevention: Keep well hydrated: water/sports drinks/juices; avoid alcohol & caffeinated drinks. Use air conditioning when heat & humidity are high (high heat index); if you don't have it, go to places that do (movie theatres/malls/shopping centers). Check with your doc as to which meds (if any) might predispose you to heat-related illness (due to interference with self-cooling mechanism). ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

A condition that occurs upon exposure to cold and is graded just like a burn. First degree is like a sunburn while second degree sees blistering and third degree is full thickness with loss of viability of the skin. Frostbite can be serious so it is best to ...Read more


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How can you prevent heat stroke?|

How can you prevent heat stroke?|

Medical emergency: Heat stroke is a medical emergency that can be prevented by avoiding strenuous activity during the heat of the day, staying well hydrated before experiencing thirst, staying in the shade, and various cooling methods. ...Read more

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How to prevent warts?

How to prevent warts?

Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more

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How to prevent gout?

How to prevent gout?

Reduce gout by diet: Gout diet helps to control the production and elimination of uric acid, help prevent gout attacks or reduce severity.Limit meat, poultry and fish.Cut back on fat. Saturated fat lowers ability to eliminate uric acid. Limit alcohol.Interferes with the elimination of uric acid from your body.Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, 8-16 glasses.Eat complex carbohydrate, grains, fruits, vegetables. ...Read more

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How can you prevent heat and sunstroke?

Stay hydrated: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. As long as you drink plenty of water while you're outside, you're not going to get sunstroke. If you suddenly stop sweating, it's time to get in the shade and drink lots of fluids! ...Read more

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How to increase bloodcirculation to prevent amputation?

How to increase bloodcirculation to prevent amputation?

See vascular doc: Doctors that specialize in circulation will evaluate your circulatory status. Sometimes testing includes pressure measurements and at times angiography. Severe arterial blockage can be treated with ballon angioplasty or surgery. There are medications that can improve the circulation as well. A supervised exercise can improve arterial circulation. ...Read more

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Some help on how to prevent sunstroke?

Some help on how to prevent sunstroke?

Limit Exposure: Heat illnesses occurs from one thing. Excess heat! so the hotter it is the more you should limit your exposure. Hydration is crucial. Drink cool fluids (non-alcoholic and caffeine free). Wear wide-brim hats, use a sun-shade or umbrella that gives you some uv protection. Take breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas. And limit strenuous physical activity. ...Read more

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How can I prevent heat stroke?

How can I prevent heat stroke?

Heat Stroke: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call 911 immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more

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How to prevent psoriasis?

How to prevent psoriasis?

You can't: Psoriasis is an immune mediated disease with a strong genetic susceptibility there is no way to prevent its. If it is going to develop it will. ...Read more

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How to prevent arthritis?

How to prevent arthritis?

Genes: Your genes determine a lot. Avoid injury, strengthen and maintain full range of motion of all joints. ...Read more

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How to prevent depression?

How to prevent depression?

Good, tough question: "Depression" is only a word, used variably, without confirmed, specific biology. So, discussion starts there. However, depression is typically "constitutional" (genetics or early trauma) or "acquired" (life circumstances). Treatment of former is long term and cure rare. Treatment of latter >> fix how you approach the disparity between what you believe your life should be v. what it is. ...Read more

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How to prevent carsickness?

How to prevent carsickness?

Scopolamine. : Ask your doctor for a scopolamine patch, this is placed behind your ear before you travel. It will help but can give you a dry mouth. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

A quote to help you: "As physicians, we counsel, we coach, we prescribe, we cheerlead. But the only person who treats diabetes is the person who has it." Dr. Daniel Lorber. In other word, it's up to you to reduce risks (please see my prior HealthTap answer on the subject). ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Diabetes prevention: Hi. You can't prevent type 1 diabetes by any reasonable means as of yet. But the much more prevalent type 2 can be prevented or delayed by healthy lifestyle (a truly alien concept to most Americans!). Eat healthily and exercise regularly for life. If possible, achieve and maintain ideal body weight. Don't smoke. It's easier than people think, but it takes paying attention and effort. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Healthy lifestyle,: There are no guarantees in the prevention of diabetes but there are many things you can do to reduce the risk. Genetics also play a factor. The best prevention is a healthy lifestyle that includes moderate exercise, good rest and a good diet. Diet to include 45-65% of calories in carbs,25-35% in fats ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Exercise; AvoidCarbs: To avoid adult (type 2) diabetes, one should have lucky genetics, exercise often, and avoid sugar plus avoid simple carbs. Diabetes is a disease in which a person cannot make enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (cells are unable to get fuel). In prediabetes, there is still enough insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up to the full-blown diabetes levels. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Keep fit and healthy: Healthy eating and staying active (exercise) are the most helpful things you can do to prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes. Your doctor will be able to give you more detailed guidance on both of these lifestyle choices. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetics?

How to prevent diabetics?

Exercise; AvoidCarbs: To avoid adult (type 2) diabetes, one should have lucky genetics, exercise often, avoid sugar, plus avoid simple carbs. Diabetes is a disease in which a person cannot make enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (thus, cells are unable to get fuel). In pre-diabetes, there is still enough insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up to the full-blown diabetes levels. ...Read more