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Short Term Effect
Nothing: The d indicates sudafed which is a stimulant as well as a decongestant and the body has to break it down. Side effects could include insomnia, palpitations, tremor (shakey feeling) or irritability and trouble urinating. Extra claritan which is antihistamine could cause dry mucous membranes- throat, eyes, nose etc. ...Read more
Good: It is good both short and long term to have bones and synovial joints. Bones provide strength and structure to the musculoskeletal system and serve as sites of insertion for ligaments and tendons, joints allow for motion between the bones. ...Read more
Nursing/speech: Poor nursing ability is a major concern, later speech. Today we use lasers to correct this problem quickly, and without scalpels and stitches. Find a pediatric dentist who uses lasers. ...Read more
Can anxiety effect short term memory? I'm forgetting small things like leaving something I meant to take. I get anxious about itand it seems to get worse
Yes: Since you are in therapy - this seems really good to talk about there. It's only one of the many reasons anxiety is such a pain in the... Anyway, it does create a vicious cycle and learning skills to manage a busy life really helps - check-lists, etc. Habit of stopping and collecting yourself at the door. It can even be relaxing. Be prepared and you'll win the battle. Eventually the war. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Most cases of iritis (a sterile inflammation inside the eye similar to arthritis inside a joint) are spontaneous and not related to any thing else. Some are due to systemic disease association, trauma, etc. The complications of iritis can be serious and you should be seeing an ophthalmolgist right away to avoid these. Treatment is generally very effective. ...Read more
It is a part of mental status during the neurologic exam.
The test is very simple: ask patient to recall 3 objects (apple, pencil, door) several minutes after the examiner mention them. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the condition. Often 'short term' means a minimum of 30 days, which is roughly the amount of time it takes for a new skin cell to take over for an old one. ...Read more
Practically nothing: Donors are screened to rule out conditions which might make donation a problem. You might be extraordinarily sensitive to the loss of fluid and be a little sensitive to standing up suddenly. There are very rarely some people with discomfort at the donation site. Mostly it is a very benign event and a chance to be a good citizen. ...Read more
There are many: People use cocaine to experience an intense sense of well-being and euphoria, elevated mood, decreased fatigue and increased intensity of various experiences. However, it also raises blood pressure and pulse, and at your age can cause a heart attack or stroke as well. It is also commonly diluted or 'cut' with levamisole, a highly toxic drug that can cause lack of white blood cells&severe infection ...Read more
See below: Tapeworms cause health problems around the world and can even kill since they rob us of nutrients, block our intestines, and take up space in organs that stop them from functioning normally. A tapeworm cyst can settle in the brain, eye, liver, and elsewhere. ...Read more
Yes: I assume you mean an attack for gout! In that case, yes. I am glad you put "reasonably safe" because as you know there is nothing that is completely safe! Doing nothing can lead to arthritis and tophi forming, and even ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) carries some risks, even though they are over the counter. You may get diarrhea or nausea, but that is usually better than the pain from gout! ...Read more
See doctor: There is a way to slowly withdraw from these drugs with minimal side effects. You need to review this with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Perhaps: Huperzine is an anti cholinesterase compound, similar to Aricept or exelon, (rivastigmine) and has some potential to assist Alzheimer's disease victims. None of these drugs really provide dramatic improvements in memory function, and act more by affecting emotions, focus, and attention. Prior to trying one or another, discuss more fully with your doctor. ...Read more
Maybe: If your job involves speaking and case is severe that it won't resolve in a couple of weeks then it may but usually this condition resolves in a week or two with voice rest. ...Read more
Variable: Depends upon indication for hemodialysis. Question should be directed at your nephrologist who instituted dialysis in the first place. ...Read more
Depends: If both your eyes are rather similar in the image they present to the brain, you are likely to do okay. You'll go through life with fuzzy vision but if it works for you it's your choice. If one eye is noticeably better than the other, over time your brain may decide to "turn off" the poorer eyes input, creating a preventable vision loss called amblyopia.Clear this up with your eye doc. It's important ...Read more
You say suicide is long term solution for short term problems but what if the problem is lifelong?
Crisis point: One may have a lifelong problem causing suffering. There may also be aspects of life to enjoy. Suicidal thoughts may be present for long periods of time, but the decision to act on them usually comes as an intense crisis. With needed support, the crisis passes. Maybe some peace comes, or a chance to re-decide about living, relating, and contributing to others. No chance for that if you're dead. ...Read more
How long after stroke can one distinguish short term (reversible) /permanent (irreversible) damage?
What are the differences between short term and long term exposure to a specific pollutant (eg: no2)?
I had ECT done in July. I'm still having horrific long term and short term memory issues. Will this improve?
Anticipate: That this will improve with time if it diminished around time of ECT. ...Read more
What short term damage would be done if someone laid in the sun for four hours everyday for 10 days without any sunscreen?
Sunburn: Sunburn would be the most likely short term damage. Repeated such exposures could in the long term increase the risk for melanoma and other non cancerous skin lesions and damage to the deeper layers of connective tissue leading to wrinkles and skin creases. The risk is influenced by the natural skin pigmentation, time of day of exposure and the season. ...Read more