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Hyperthermia Vs Hypothermia Which Is Worse
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Heat illness is a spectrum of disorder due to envoirenmental heat exposure.It can include heat syncope, heat cramps and heat exaustion more severe conditions are heat stroke, inwhich body temp goes over 105 degree f.Or 40.6 degreec due to envorenmental heat exposure and lac of thermo regulation.This is different than fever where there is physiological increase in ...Read more
Heat stroke: Heat stroke is the medical term for the condition that follows and is more severe than heat exhaustion. Generally the temperature is 104 degrees or more in heat stroke. Untreated heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke. Untreated heat stroke may progress to death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
95%: With early diagnosis and treatment, the mortality rate has dropped from 70% in the 70's to less than 5% currently. ...Read more
Apoplexy: Apoplexy refers to an acute vascular insufficiency or hemorrhage, usually in the brain, the pituitary gland, or the ovary. It is characterized often by a sudden falling out or even unconsciousness due to the bleeding. It is a very acute event. Depression is a chronic, sometimes very severe, disease that usually responds well to treatment w counseling or medications. Depression has risks but fewer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MH and anesthesia: Malignant hyperthermia is an inherited disease triggered by certain medications used in anesthesia that can lead to a life-threatening crisis during or shortly after surgery. It is fairly rare, but potentially life-threatening if unrecognized and untreated. The malignant hyperthermia association of the United States is an excellent source of information. http://www.mhaus.org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello: what is the different between typical wenckebach and atypical wenckebach? Is one more or less dangerous/ serious?
Wenkebach: Am not aware of your terms. There are two forms. Type 1 can occur in normal individuals by certain drugs or heightened vagal tone. Prognosis is usually quite good. Type 2 is almost always due to organic disease involving the conduction system and may lead to complete heart block. A pacemaker may be required. ...Read more
Is it true that aerobic exercise is fatal for people with exhausted adrenals/chronic fatigue? Can post-exertion malaise progress to post-exertion death? And what is the mechanism of fatality in that situation?
Adrenal insufficienc: People with adrenal insufficiency do have chronic fatigue and very easy fatiguability with exercise, but death from exercising is not a consideration as their body would prevent them from exercising to that point. It is true that serious medical events like infections, heart attacks, bleeding ulcer, etc or major surgery can cause dire consequences,however as they lack adequate adrenaline secretion ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is haloperidol associated with an increased risk of death if it is used to treat delirium in an elderly patient?
If a complex thyroid nod. is peripherally vascular as opposed to central vasc, is there less chance of cancer?
Thyroid nodule: Please stop worrying about "peripheral" and/or "central" vascular. You must first see an Endocrinologist to determine the thyroid issue. If surgical treatment is needed you will be told and referred to an surgeon. All should go well. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Unfortunately no: Essential tremors differ from parkinsons in that they often worsen with action & can be heriditary.Different drugs including beta blockers & anticonvulsants have been tried but results are variable & not very encouraging. ...Read more
Allowing your body temperature to rise above 101 degrees F during pregnancy may increase the risk of a development abnormality in a developing baby. The risk is greatest during the first trimester. Adults who are not pregnant develop heat emergencies only when their body temperatures rise ...Read more
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