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Integumentary System If It Failed What Would Happen
If you have a bacteria that has become resistant to all antibiotics can your immune system still kill it on its own or is that unlikely to happen?
No such thing: as bacteria resistent to all antibiotics, either it is a super bug, rare, or there is a problem with the immune system. Most of the time it is rather insufficient dosing/duration that fails to eradicate the infection, given the right choice of antibiotic(s), or, rarely, the immune system needs a boost. your best bet is to see an infectious diseases specialist and/or an allergist/immunologist ...Read more
What does it mean to have a suppressed immune system? e.g the immune system was suppressed by Prednisone? Does it mean that you have to avoid people?
It can, but: It doesn't always mean your immune system is compromised. To get a wart, you need to be exposed to the virus and be susceptible. Many people have a wart on 1 foot but not the other, despite their standing in the shower with both feet. The explanation is only one foot is susceptible. Susceptibility changes in time too and may or may not be linked to your immune system. ...Read more
I would like to know what are the chances that a wrong sperm gets used in IUI procedure.How do we be careful that such a mishap does not happen.
AI: It is impossible to say that it can not happen, but using a reliable certified lab should diminish the chances to a minimum of that happening. ...Read more
What would happen if your immune system didn't fight off the flu. Would it spread to your whole body and kill u or would u just be chronically sick?
It may kill you: Yes, it would spread primarily in your lungs, causing you to mount a high inflammatory response and flood your lungs with fluid. You could die and many people die of the flu every year. In fact, in 1918, before flu vaccines, more people died of the flu around the world than in all of wwi. So, yes, you would get very sick and could die. ...Read more
Crohn's disease, i think i've found the cause. Would a Coombs test tell if a too strong immune system is the problem. There's obviously more to it. ?
Is it true that you can't dye your hair for 6 months after an abortion because it can do something to your body?
What would happen if someone were to fall asleep with a bad toothache? Will it affect the brain or body?
Possibly: If you can even get to sleep with a bad toothache you should see a dentist. A toothache could be caused by a number of things. The most common causes are an infected pulp that is still vital and an infected pulp which is non vital. The second variety is the one to be concerned about with your question. Bacteria and their toxins are invading the jawbone and blood stream at this point. Get care now. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've heard that after contracting certain diseases individual immune systems sometimes deem the diseases not worth fighting. Is this true? If so does that mean that there would be no specific antibodies for a disease that your body decided to ignore?
Immune system?: It's very complicated and we are learning more day by day. How your immune system recognizes yourself versus foreign tissue is not quickly explained. You don't wan't your immune system to attack everything either. Read about the human biome by an internist at NYU. An overuse of antibiotics can kill off your good "bugs". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i found out that I have a weak immune system. What will happen and what does this mean?
I am guessing that if an elderly person (not me) has COPD & a pleural effusion (even if the person doesn't have a lung infection) then this would make it harder to survive sepsis. But if so, would either be likely to make a significant difference?
COPD is diagnosis.: The pleural effusion is a SIGN or a symptom, not a "condition". In fact, by draining the effusion, doctors can run tests & perhaps figure out what is causing the problem. But it doesn't portend anything with regards to survival unless it becomes large. COPD is a DIAGNOSIS. It means that the lungs don't function properly. It makes surviving sepsis tougher, as lung problems can easily develop. TTYD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that someone could be hyperventilating when nervous and not even realize it? If so, how does this work in the body?
Fight or flight: When we come under threat or feel nervous our fight or flight response kicks in heartrate and respiration rate increase and along with a narrowing of vision or focus on the threat we can become less aware of our breathing, only making it all worse - the classical cure for that is taking some long deep breaths, holding, exhaling slowly, holding, long deep breath. ...Read more
Is a person more likely to get cancer if they have insomnia? Been sleeping only about 4 hours a night for about 7 weeks. What is this doing to immune system? If blood work is normal, does that mean immune system probably ok?
If root canal treatment is failed, will i be able to feel if it is failed, before it become real serious? Until what stage of pain is it normal?
See your dentist: Only way to find out if a root canal is in failure is to see a dentist and have an x-ray. How old is the root canal? Are you in pain? Do you feel a bump on the gum by the root? Do you still have a temporary filling or a crown? Your dentist will be able to help you with this. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What causes you to be born without a tail bone? And, if you don't have one, does that mean your children won't either?
Coccyx: The Coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column. In rare cases, one can be born with a congenital anomally and lack of a tali bone, but this is not common. Having this condition, would most likely increase the risk of offspring having the similar trait, but as stated this in uncommon. ...Read more
Is it possible to stop a 20 year addiction to cocaine? The person does not eveen consider quitting because he doesn't think it is possible.
Yes it's possible: With authentic desire, appropriate professional and personal support, and a treatment plan, it's possible to stop an addiction at any time. Being addicted to Cocaine for such a long time means that treatment could be complicated, but not impossible. However, if the person himself is not interested in quitting, it won't happen. His body may end things with a stroke or heart attack instead. ...Read more
Hi! I was wondering about if a binary vascular system could be supported within the normal human body. If so, would it be advised?
See below: Yes, it can be supported but probably not the best thing since it would require 2 hearts. This would put quite a bit of load on the lungs, take up a lot of space needed for other things (including double the vasculature) and it's doubtful it would be any more efficient than a health cardiovascular system the "usual" singular way. ...Read more
Several reasons: Respiratory failure usually occurs due to one or more of the following...The inability to get oxygen into the blood, the inability to get carbon dioxide out of the blood, a problem with the nerves or muscles that do the work of breathing, or airway obstruction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you had internal bleeding in the brain how long could you survive? I don't know if there is a specific answer.
No specific answer.: Survival will depend on many factors: cause of bleeding, location, magnitude, access to critical care, etc. When blood irritates brain tissues, it causes swelling. This is known as cerebral edema. The pooled blood collects into a mass called a hematoma. These conditions increase pressure on nearby brain tissue, and that reduces vital blood flow and kills brain cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would happen if an unbiodegradable object entered your lungs? Would it get stuck there forever?
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