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Doctor insights on: Medical Alert Bracelet

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Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

No: Only people with life-threatening conditions that need to be taken care of immediately - e.g. Epilepsy or a severe allergy that can lead to death in minutes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a dead loved one's medical alert bracelet?

Is it ok to wear a dead loved one's medical alert bracelet?

No: ...And if you are in an accident and are unconscious, imagine the consequences. Honor your loved-one's memory in a much less risky gesture. ...Read more

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Trying to design a medical alert bracelet. What can I put on there to have paramedics check medication interactions before administating anything? I have several potentially major (if not lethal) interactions with the meds I'm taking as well as several m

Trying to design a medical alert bracelet. What can I put on there to have paramedics check medication interactions before administating anything? I have several potentially major (if not lethal) interactions with the meds I'm taking as well as several m

See answer: You may want to indicate something like "Severe drug interactions: See wallet" and in your wallet list the medication you are on, the need to check for interactions before administering emergency medication, and any specific medication that you might be concerned about. ...Read more

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Do type 2 diabetics need to wear a medical alert bracelet?

Can't hurt: Hi. In all honesty, it can't hurt. But unless you're taking insulin and have a high risk of hypoglycemia, you're probably OK without it. I'm a type 1, and when I was young my Mom always wanted me to wear one. I'm just not a jewelry person, and never have worn one. So I leave it up to patients. Stay in tight control and live healthily! ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear some charms attached to your medical alert bracelet?

Is it ok to wear some charms attached to your medical alert bracelet?

Yes: Yes, as long as it doesn't look decorative only in which case it would be overlooked as a medical alert. ...Read more

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If you saw something on a medical alert bracelet, would you know what condition the person has?

If you saw something on a medical alert bracelet, would you know what condition the person has?

Not necessarily: Most medical alert bracelets list a patient's drug allergies. Sometimes they do list specific conditions like diabetes, but not necessarily. ...Read more

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Why do patients with COPD wear a medical alert bracelet?

Why do patients with COPD wear a medical alert bracelet?

Steroid use: Medical alert tags tell an emergency responder about conditions that may impact the patients treatment. Chronic steroid use would be important information. Also! Many COPD patients have trouble breathing with too much oxygen! ...Read more

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Do you think it could be a good idea to wear an allergy medical alert bracelet?

Do you think it could be a good idea to wear an allergy medical alert bracelet?

Yes: Patients with severe allergies are encouraged to purchase and wear medical alert bracelets or necklaces. This is especially important for those with allergies to medications, bee stings, latex and foods. During a severe reaction, a person may not be able to communicate there allergies and er docs, etc will check for these bracelets. There are many choices. Try http://www. Laurenshope. Com/. ...Read more

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Should I put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

Should I put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

Yes: If you have the genetic problem of prolonged muscle relaxation after the administering of succinylcholine you should display this on a medic alert tag and place it in all of your medical records. It is our hope that someday we will find a replacement medication for this med but we still need it occasionally in anesthetic practice. The diagnosis is made by getting a dibucaine test. ...Read more

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What is a good way for me to put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

What is a good way for me to put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

SUX and Medic Alert: If possible, have the bracelet state the actual medical condition or allergy. The most significant issue with this deficiency is the use of succinylcholine (SUX) for intubation of the trachea with a breathing tube. Some individuals have indicated "sux" or "succinylcholine " allergy. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best way for me to put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

Please help! What is the best way for me to put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

Tell your anesthesio: Fortunately, this deficiency will rarely cause problems as succinylcholine is hardly ever used. Another drug, called mivacurium, requires an intact pseudocholine esterase system. The most important thing is to tell your anesthesiologist in the event you require surgery. ...Read more

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Should I wear a medical alert bracelet if I have never had anaphylaxis but have shrimp allergy?

Yes: Shrimp allergy is a potentially life threatening allergic reactions to shrimp. The evaluation of food allergy requires a detailed history to confirm the reaction and confirmatory skin test / lab test and possible oral challenges. If one has a history of reacting to shrimp (or any food) and this is confirmed by an allergy evaluation and testing then tx includes: avoidance, Epipen (epinephrine) and medic alert. ...Read more

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Why do people with ADHD wear medical alert id bracelets and tags?

Why do people with ADHD wear medical alert id bracelets and tags?

To indicate their: Prescribed dose of amphetamine (adderall, vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) dexedrine) stimulants because many states require er's & trauma centers to screen drivers & passengers in motor vehicle accidents for drugs. Also, some non-stimulants (tenex, intuniv, catapres, capvay) lower blood pressure & rebound hypertension can occur if they'e discontinued abruptly. ...Read more

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How do I increase my alertness and train my senses?

How do I increase my alertness and train my senses?

Take care of you!: Balanced diet, adequate and regular sleep, daily exercise and meditation are the fundamentals for emotional and physical health. ...Read more

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How to increase mental alertness?

How to increase mental alertness?

Alertness: Get 8 hours sleep, limit alcohol and other drugs, exercise aerobically daily and eat a plant based diet. Best ...Read more

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Is having increased alertness good at night?

Is having increased alertness good at night?

Sleepiness: The answer depends, if you are a truck driver that drives at night, then yes, certainly. If you are a regular individual that is awake during the day and sleeps at night then not at all. ...Read more

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What medication is good for having alertness and focus to study for upcoming examinations?

What medication is good for having alertness and focus to study for upcoming examinations?

None, unless...: Unless a patient has a neuro-psychiatric condition such as Attention Deficit Disorder, doctors don't use meds to increase a patient's alertness and focus for studying or taking tests. We don't want students to use ADD drugs as "perfomance enhancing drugs". If worried, one can write down his symptoms he's had over the past 3 years, and visit his primary care doctor 2-3 times to see if ADD is there. ...Read more

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What can be eaten to aid alertness?

What can be eaten to aid alertness?

Energy: Carbohydrates, caffeinated beverages (within a reasonable amount), fruits. Basically a good diet will aid with alertness. Different foods cause differing effects in people differently. ...Read more

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What is a way for a person to increase mental alertness?

What is a way for a person to increase mental alertness?

Sleep, etc.: The #1 way to increase mental alertness is to sleep enough on a daily basis. Exercise is also helpful for a variety of reasons, primarily because it promotes cardiovascular fitness. Avoidance of mind-dulling drugs or alcohol can also improve alertness, as can engaging in challenging tasks that one finds interesting. ...Read more

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Can I go on disability if I have an acute DVT that affects my alertness?

Can I go on disability if I have an acute DVT that affects my alertness?

?: I don't understand how a DVT can affect your alertness. A DVT is a deep vein thrombosis - usually in the leg or arm. If your alertness is affected, that's something in the brain. The only reason to go on disability (temporary) from a DVT is if you are unable to walk because of it and your job requires it. But that should last just a few weeks at most. ...Read more

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Is it true that low doses of nicotine can increase a person's alertness and focus?

Is it true that low doses of nicotine can increase a person's alertness and focus?

Yes: The effect is mild but it has also been shown to improve athletic performance. ...Read more

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I am seeking advice on how to raise my mental alertness. I feel I may be slower to respond to certain questions?

I am seeking advice on how to raise my mental alertness. I feel I may be slower to respond to certain questions?

Do quizzes: Brain excercise is as important as body excercise. Reading and playing mental games and doing quizzes serves as excellent excercise for the brain. ...Read more

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