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Could 20 yrs of army service as bomb dog handler/military police non combat, cause gad and panic disorder with agrabaphobia?
It depends: How you end up after such a long experience depends on your genetics, your background, your supports, and your ability to deal with frightening situations. I don't know about the diagnoses you've listed, as ptsd might be more expected than those. At the very least, you could easily be in for some kind of anxiety -- undiagnosable without full evaluation. You could see a psychiatrist & find out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Transfusion reaction: Not uncommonly seen in delayed transfusion reactions. ...Read more
Yes they can: It is challenging that both depression and antidepressant treatments for depression can affect sex drive. When depressed, you may not have interest in sex, and treatment may allow sex drive to come back to normal. However, ssri antidepressants in particular can decrease sex drive and interfere with orgasm. Work closely with your psychiatrist to see what's happening in your case. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can tight leather pants like motorbike trousers or tight levi 501 type jeans affect badly your sperm count or potency?
Change boots: You can also change the type of socks you are wearing to one that is a little thinner. If you are still getting blisters, this is a sign of irritation and may be an indication that your shoes may be too tight. ...Read more
Hip joint of 1 leg painful n inflamed after riding bike. Electric shock sensation down leg when doing certain yoga poses. Why? Will celebrex (celecoxib) help?
May be pinched nerve: Two strong possibilities: 1) pinched nerve of the the low back 2) hip osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the hip is a result of wear & tear. This can be diagnosed by x-ray. Celebrex (celecoxib) is an anti-inflammatory med & could help. The electric shock sensation could be a radiculopathy, aka "pinched nerve" in, or "sciatica." Celebrex (celecoxib) could help, as could physical therapy, or an epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
I'm on a high dose of anti depressants , anti psychotics and lithium and sometimes i involuntry slap myself. Why is this?
Evaluate Medications: It would be good to have an evaluation by a psychiatrist to recheck your medications first. You might also want to consult a psychologist after you find out about the medications, and that they're doing the job they should be doing. A psychologist can help you find out if there are some reasons why you are doing things involuntarily. But do get a medication check soon. ...Read more
Orthotic 4 overpron+bun use 2 wear aa shoe age+bunin med now.Heel back of heel ankle still slim use gel heeliner in all shoes even if think shoe fits?
Im quiet an active adrenalin junkie person such as out door sports , scuba diving, motocross ect. Will a breast augmentation limit me with activities?
No limitations: The short answer is that breast implants should not limit your lifestyle. However, it is important that they not be too large and that you are aware of all of the ramifications in terms of implants in athletic women. I would recommend asking your plastic surgeon for specific information on this. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Orthotic 4 overpronation used 2 wear aa shoe med now.Heel, back of heel ankle still slim use heeliner in all shoes even if think m shoe fits heelfine?
Overkill: No, although the orthotic can address overpronation, no need for an extra heeliner. This will make the shoe too tight and uncomfortable. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can most ambulance services stock (or carry onboard) antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?
No, not at all: antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more
Numbness: The numbess of local anesthesia not only reduces pain, it also reduces feedback, control and strength of your limbs. Think of how your mouth works after being numbed for dental work. Now imagine trying to throw a ball with a numb, heavy arm. You won't feel shoulder pain, but you also won't be able to perform athletic skills. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?
Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more
Think contracted ringworm from couch at son house who watched friend cat, not from swimming pool. Your opinion. Used anti fungal on couch, cushions put in sunshine, and used diatomaceous earth prior to sleeping on it?
Ringworm : Sounds goodGet a more detailed answer ›
How can type 1 inner ear decompression sickness be differentiated from combined hypothermia, overexertion, and exhaustion? Normal dive, 47ft for 38min with an ascent rate of 58 ft/min. Flooded drysuit in 38f water combined with 200 yd hike uphill with 80
Inner : Inner ear dcs is an extremely rare form of dcs and is not likely based on your dive profile. It is most commonly seen in deep dives with heliox mixtures (edmonds et al, diving and subaquatic medicine, 2002) and may be associated with changes of breathing gas at deep depths as a result of isobaric counterdiffusion (brubakk and neuman, physiology and medicine of diving, 2003), neither of which was present in your dive history. Additional history with regard to the onset of symptoms (during the dive, immediately after dive, delayed onset after dive) could help to differentiate iedcs from other etiologies. It would also be helpful to know whether the symtoms have improved or resolved, and if so, when. Physical examination would provide helpful information in making an accurate diagnosis. Iedcs can be associated with acute sensorineural hearing loss, vertigo and tinnitis (ringing in the ears). Inner ear barotrauma may present with many overlapping symptoms, so direct visualization of the ear drum and hearing tests would be mandatory before a diagnosis of iedcs can be made. Although i believe that iedcs is very unlikely in your case, the only way to be sure is to be examined by a qualified physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weightlifters who lift very heavy weights in internatnal event put very tight leather belt on lower abdomen bfore lifting.This protects from hernia?
I believe: That the belt is for back support. It would not prevent hernias from forming. ...Read more
After partial recovery from secondary effects of near drowning, my kid, hospitalized in icu, flexes her body muscles every 30 seconds.Why? Promising?
Have overpronation & wear orthotics. Need supportive shoes. Do they have to have hi vamp? Mary janes large strap in front near ankle ok?
I wear a sports bandana, like some tennis players (Nadal, Federer etc) when I run and workout. Can this do any damage to my hair? Weakening, thinning?
I don't think that's: correct, as there is no connection between the two. If you lose hair or get thinning, it would be due to the Genetic reasons, that you may be prone to it. ...Read more