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Doctor insights on: Rollerblade Lightning

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How does a lightning strike injure someone?

How does a lightning strike injure someone?

Many changes : Lightening can generate 100, 000 to 1 million volts of electricity. A lightening stile generates intense heat on contact. This can cause short or long term memory loss, cardiac arrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation, acute sudden cardiac death, hair can fall out, short or long term behavioral changes, . ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about thunderstorms and lightning.

Please share an interesting fact about thunderstorms and lightning.

Storms: Thunder cannot hurt you. Lightning can. Storms tend to involve short term bursts of rain and wind. If driving, pull over until the storm is passed. ...Read more

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Can you be struck by lightning and survive?

Can you be struck by lightning and survive?

Yes: Depends where the bolt enter and leaves your body. Though you may have delayed complication like rhabdomyolitis (death of muscle tissue) ...Read more

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What do I do to prevent being hit by lightning?

Take shelter indoors: The risk of lightening is greatest when it is raining or about to rain as suspected from dark clouds overhead, you can hear the loud thunders and you can see the lightening sparks overhead. Under these conditions you should not go out in the open spaces or stand next to a tree or pole. Take shelter inside your Car or go inside your home and stay inside till the lightening has stopped. ...Read more

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On golf course how do I find lightning protection?

SYSTEMS ARE IN PLACE: To warn you way ahead of time that a storm is coming. Typically, any lightning on radar within 10 miles of the course forces them to blow the horn. Get your behind in the clubhouse asap! thats the only way to stay out of harms way. If this course does not have a warning protocol, it needs reported to osha. ...Read more

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What happens to you when you are struck by lightning?

What happens to you when you are struck by lightning?

Many things: Bones heat disprortionately cooking tissue from inside out, arrythmias, neurological prb, cataracts, psychiatric disorders, sudden death, kidney problems from destroyed muscle by products. ...Read more

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What happens to the body when it's struck by lightning?

U tube good resource: You tube has a good docudrama that answers all these questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1HhRAUqFqM. Copy this to your address bar and enjoy. ...Read more

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Could you donate organs after being struck by lightning?

Could you donate organs after being struck by lightning?

Donation: There are multiple types of donors; one type includes donors who are alive and others include donors who have passed away. Both living donors and deceased donors have their organs tested via certain blood tests and other criteria. These tests influence whether a transplant surgeon finds the organ acceptable for donation. So, bottom line: yes, it's possible. Depends in part on organ function. ...Read more