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Illness Caused By Cpap Machines
Unlikely: ...Unless you are sleeping directly under the generator. The strength of a magnetic field drops off with the square of the distance from the source. In other words, the magnetic field strength 2 feet away from the magnet is 1/4 the strength at 1 foot, and the strength at 4 feet is 1/16 the strength at 1foot, etc. The electromagnetic field would be virtually undetectable at 0.1 mile. ...Read more
Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more
Can droopy eyelid(s) caused by lack of sleep be treated by getting proper sleep? I'm only 20 years old.
Yes: If your eyelids droop (ptosis), and this is a recent occurrence, please see your doctor if they don't return to normal after a night's sleep. If they've always been this way, then that may be your pattern of inheritance. Either way, see an ophthalmologist for a proper eye examination. ...Read more
Yes: This is practically the gold standard.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can electromagnetic fields (not sure of correct term) generated by power company smart meters on homes cause cancer or other illness?
No: A one time it was felt that homes built in viscinity of High voltage tension lines brought in by overhead power cables might induce tumors in a way that it was thought that cell phones could induce brain tumors. These were speculative and have not been confirmed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormally enlarged lingual tonsil, night time itching, irritated by CPAP machine, creating log cough, cannot sleep or
sleep using CPAP machine?
No: Delirium is a confusional state caused by a medical or neurological condition with pschiaric symptoms. It is not caused by a psychological issue like denial. Delirium is accompanied by a number of neurotransmitter abnormalities as well as electrical abnormalities of brain functioning. Psychological issues can cause a number of difficulties but not this medical one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keinbocks disease: Is from something called avascular necrosis, when the blood supply to the lunate diminished. The exact cause is not known. Other bones in the wrist can get a similar condition but there's no link between keinbocks and these other problems. What can happen is other bones can get arthritic during keinbocks due to a collapse in the structure of the lunate and it's effect on the forces on the wrist. ...Read more
Airflow resistance: Think of the lungs as a giant balloon. The critical point in the system is the neck of the balloon. The narrower the neck, the harder it is for air to flow in and out. In chronic obstructive lung disease the bronchial tubes are narrower due to mucous, swelling, inflammation and sometimes loss of support structures. The straw analogy relates to the airflow limitation through smaller tubes/airways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nature vs nurture: I'll focus on lungs. Cancer can be due to tobacco exposure., even 2nd hand Asbestos too. Emphysema can also be due to tobacco. Asthma exacerbation can be due to air borne allergens especially pollen. Smog doesn't help. Influenza outbreaks can be thought of as a result of close quarters, certainly exposure to ill. I'm sure my colleagues will come up w/more. ...Read more
Yes: Neurological disorders such as bell's palsy, familial dysautonomia, and multiple sclerosis cause similar problems. Disorders of the endocrine system, such as cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus, can cause similar problems. Ageusia can also be caused by medicinal side-effects from antirheumatic drugs such as penicillamine, antiproliferative drugs such as cisplatin, ace inhibito. ...Read more
Narrow airways: The straw represents narrow air passages.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not easy: There must be an evaluation of symptom intensity (bacterial usually worse and can be life-threatening and fast evolving). X- rays can help rule out bacterial. A blood white cell count will usually be low or normal with viral. A sputum culture taken to grow out pathogenic bacteria is quite definitive. Viral - itises are usually self-limiting, and antibiotics do not affect viral conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer