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Can you tell me about anesthesia awareness?

Can you tell me about anesthesia awareness?

Awareness: Awareness under anesthesia is rare, reported to be around 0.13%. ...Read more

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On what is the fertility awareness method based?

On what  is the fertility awareness method based?

Signs and symptoms: Fertility awareness methods use changes in one or more physical signs relating to fertility, including menstrual cycle length, basal body temperature, cervical mucus , cervical position, and cyclical breast tenderness. Fertility awareness methods are all intended to help identify the "fertile window" when conception is most likely and can be used to help women conceive, or to avoid pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you please explain in detail anesthetic awareness?

Can you please explain in detail anesthetic awareness?

Anesthetic awareness: There is no garentee of no awareness under anesthesia.one can try his or her best.specially in unstable patient underanesthesia light anesthetic period can lead to awareness under surgery.midazolam is commonly used medication to avoid awareness and scoplamine is bes which is used under cardiac anesthesia ...Read more

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What are the chances of experiencing Anaesthesia Awareness?

1 or 2 out of 10,000: medical procedures involving anesthesias per the American Society of Anesthesiologists. If you think you are experiencing anesthesia awareness during a procedure tell your physician anesthesiologist or health care team as soon as possible. Address these concerns with the team before you undergo anesthesia. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can u tell if your awareness is down or you feel confused?

How can u tell if your awareness is down or you feel confused?

others, or...: At the moment of the confusion, decreased awareness usually makes the person unable to recognize it (imagine a person insisting on driving drunk). Usually, retrospectively (like in delirium) the person may realize they acted confused in the past; or (like in cases of dementia) other people detect the confusion and the patient denies it. In short, usually you can not tell the difference. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is self-awareness the way to true 'happiness'?

Hopefully.: Self awareness is the ability to understand your personality, reactions to events that happen in your life allowing to make you take conscious decisions that will guide you in your pathway through life and thus create joy, peace and contentment. This is easier said than done and sometimes that quest may last a lifetime. Good journey. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anesthesia awareness the second time under general anaesthic?

Is it possible to have anesthesia awareness the second time under general anaesthic?

Surgical awareness: Yes. It is possible to have surgical awareness whenever you have surgery. Previous anesthesia doesn't affect subsequent anesthesia events. However small is the probability, it is possible. ...Read more

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Need some help from your experience and awareness from dealing with withdrawal from benzo's?

Need some help from your experience and awareness from dealing with withdrawal from benzo's?

Very general: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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How is it possible to increase awareness in young adults about the dangers of illicit drug use?

How is it possible to increase awareness in young adults about the dangers of illicit drug use?

Illicit drugs: Firstly - by setting an example, secondly educate and teach so they understand. ...Read more

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How do I convince my husband to let me use the fertility awareness method? He controls what we do.

How do I convince my husband to let me use the fertility awareness method? He controls what we do.

Consider counseling: It sounds like you and your husband are not on the same page about conceiving. This can create stress and marital issues and may even affect your physical health. Consider seeing a couple's counselor to help you get on the same page. The fertility awareness method may not be the answer, but understanding your spouse and having him understand you will help both of you to move forward. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to bring awareness to doctors who should know more about a certain condition in their field without offending them? :)

Assertiveness skills: This is difficult in few words, but i'll try. It really helps to have the most possible sincere respect - lacking that, perhaps a change in dr will be needed. How about: "i know you have many things to keep up with in (their field), but i heard about x and i wondered what you think about it. It sounds like it might be useful for (my condition). Would you be willing to look into it for me?" ok? ...Read more

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Why is it important to raise awareness of rare disorders? Lizzie Velasquez is famous for a disease that few people have, while millions suffer from Diabetes...

Why is it important to raise awareness of rare disorders?  Lizzie Velasquez is famous for a disease that few people have, while millions suffer from Diabetes...

Both are important: It is important to raise awareness of rare disorders so that people suffering from them can be recognized, diagnosed and treated. It is also very important to make people aware of common disorder such as diabetes and heart disease so that they will recognize symptoms and get treated. ...Read more

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What month is cancer awareness month?

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What month is cancer awareness month?

CA months: CA awareness month is broken down by the type of CA. Check out the ACS web page at Cancer.org. Check under CA awareness calendar. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help raise awareness about Lyme disease?

Is there a way to help raise awareness about Lyme disease?

It is already high: Awareness is already high. Half of the new patients i see in my office think they may have lyme disease. About 5% of those are correct. ...Read more

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Is there a way to raise awareness of mental illness in teens?

Is there a way to raise awareness of mental illness in teens?

Variety of ways : You could do it through literature, with an unquiet mind, darkness visible, etc. Or through film, with rain man, the fisher king, silver linings playbook. Or identify a local nami chapter (www.Nami.Org) and see if they have local speakers to talk about mental illness or provide facts and information. ...Read more

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How do you raise public awareness about health issues/cancer?

How do you raise public awareness about health issues/cancer?

One person +: Each of us(healthcare or non healthcare) can raise awareness of health issues by teaching our children proper health habits and hygiene, sponsoring a health panel discussion at our church or fraternal/sorority organization, employing good eating habits, and volunteering to transport a cancer patient to their chemo or radiation treatments. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

Unsure of ?: Body awareness relating to the child's ability to understand how their body moves can be improved with certain exercises. The negative effect can be where the child's coordination may be more awkward which may lead to clumsiness. http://www.livestrong.com/article/548037-body-awareness-for-kids/ ...Read more

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Can you please describe the cancer awareness months and what are their colors?

Can you please describe the cancer awareness months and what are their colors?

American Cancer Soc.: http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/whoweare/cancer-awareness-calendar follow this link to see the calendar for cancer awareness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I create awareness among doctors when it comes to alcohol or drugrelated problems in general?

How can I create awareness among doctors when it comes to alcohol or drugrelated problems in general?

Teaching Doctors: The disease of addiction was nothing i learned in medical school. So, this is a vary valuable endeavor you want to undertake. First is always to share your story when you can. Second, i know that there are out reach activists in many aa or na programs that you can join up with. These committees teach, publish pamphlets and reach out to a variety of groups of medical professionals. ...Read more

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HOW TO PREVENT AGLOSSIA? AWARNESS GROUPS FOR ALGOSSIA? ARE THERE ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP WITH AGLOSSIA?

HOW TO PREVENT AGLOSSIA? AWARNESS GROUPS FOR ALGOSSIA? ARE THERE ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP WITH AGLOSSIA?

Wrong term: AGLOSSIA means not having a tongue. If you mean MACROGLOSSIA, which is an enlarged tongue, there are many causes. To find a support group, first talk to your physician about the cause in your case. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in back of my neck and have been having severe cogntive (memory, awareness) problems is it poss?

What to do if I have pain in back of my neck and have been having severe cogntive (memory, awareness) problems is it poss?

Cognitive Issues?: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help (Brain MRI), consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read more

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How do you know if what you're experiencing is palpitations? I know its an awareness but are there any other specifics that could point to them?

How do you know if what you're experiencing is palpitations? I know its an awareness but are there any other specifics that could point to them?

Many causes: The sense of your heart beating fast or irregularly could be a palpitation, an anxiety symptom, an irregular heart rhythm or just normal awareness of you heartbeat. Contact your doctor for an evaluation. Studies such as an ekg or longer heart monitoring study should provide an answer. ...Read more

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How do I cope with having a visibly different body? (Like Lizzie Velasquez for instance.) What is a gracious way to raise awareness for my condition without responding strangely to people staring?

Uniqueness: One of the many challenges in life is to embrace our uniqueness. It is within the nooks and crannies of our imperfections that love for ourselves and others can truly flourish. To your question, a gracious way to raise awareness for your way of being may be to simply understand and know that not all slim people are unhealthy. To know that you are, however you are, okay. ...Read more

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How to help raise awarness for self harm?

How to help raise awarness for self harm?

Speak to a doctor: Any awareness of feelings about hurting oneself should be followed up immediately by seeing a mental health professional. If it is easier to first talk to your family doctor that can be the first step. In an emergency you can go to the hospital or call 911 Remember treatment works and you shouldn't have to be alone with thoughts about self harm. Get help before you act on such thoughts. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about anesthesia awareness (i.E. Being awake during surgery)?

Can you tell me about anesthesia awareness (i.E. Being awake during surgery)?

Recall.: It is the postoperative recall of intraoperative events and it is a very unpleasant experience if it occurs. The common settings for this to occur is when the patient does not get enough anesthetic so that they are rendered unconscious during surgery and worse if muscle relaxants are used in this setting. This experience can also occur in the ICU and post anesthesia care units(pacu) as well. ...Read more

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I would like to start an awareness program for teens with eating disorders, how might I do that?

I would like to start an awareness program for teens with eating disorders, how might I do that?

Contact an org: There are other sites too, but this can be a start: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/neda-network national organizations can tell you how you can help locally. It is important and good to have such support since working with potentially serious problems is difficult and risky. Thank you for caring! ...Read more

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Shakiness and awareness of heartbeat, pressure in head?

Shakiness and awareness of heartbeat, pressure in head?

See below: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly your physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan. ...Read more

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What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

It is hard to find a: Tv only occasionally has sessions about breast cancer. Internet has plenty of information especially on a website made for the patients..It is called cancer.Net. ...Read more

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Hi. I've recently been expereincing weird sensations like suddenly losing awareness or momentarily losing balance. Its happened about 5 or 6 times. ?

Hi. I've recently been expereincing weird sensations like suddenly losing awareness or momentarily losing balance. Its happened about 5 or 6 times. ?

Possible TIA: This could be TIA like symptoms. I suggest you see your doctor and have the following performed: ekg, tsh, echocardiogram with bubble and contrast, lipid panel and carotid doppler study. He will also check your blood pressure. You do not want to have stroke. Take a chewable Aspirin until you find out. Could also be a heart arrhythmia that may need holter to identify; or may show up on ekg. ...Read more

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Can fertility awareness cause accidental pregnancy?

Can fertility awareness cause accidental pregnancy?

Yes: Up to 24% of couples can get pregnant in a year with 'typical use' of the fertility awareness method - making some mistakes. The method depends on getting it right every month. It's not appropriate for teenagers or women with irregular periods. ...Read more

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I have continuous awareness of pulse & beta blockers?

I have continuous awareness of pulse & beta blockers?

?: Do you have continuous awareness of beta blockers? I'm confused by your question. The symptom you describe is medically called "cardiac awareness" and is generally treated with a beta blocker. There are many options. Have you tried propranolol? 10 or 20 mg up to 4X a day or long acting 60-80 mg once a day is often very helpful. ...Read more

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Constant awareness of pulse & beta blockers, what do you suggest?

Awareness: The question isn't very clear. If you rephrase it, perhaps a reasonable answer can be fashioned. My suggestion is rephrase the question with more information so we can better try and answer it. ...Read more

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I think something presses against my heart which makes me feel the heart beats much stronger. Its not from mental awareness. Which tests shoud i do?

I think something presses against my heart which makes me feel the heart beats much stronger. Its not from mental awareness. Which tests shoud i do?

Strong heart beats: Start with physical examination by your doctor and report these symptoms. You may be suffering from stress and anxiety or some side effect of medication. ...Read more

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Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Oh my--: And did you tell your parents about what happened? Unfortunately, because you're a minor for another 2 years we cannot specifically counsel you with medical advice without your parents' permission. But they could sign up for a HealthTap Account like you did and ask any question they'd like on your behalf and we'd be happy to advise them on what things they should think about for that problem. ...Read more

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What about prostate cancer awareness month should I be aware about?

What about prostate cancer awareness month should I be aware about?

See below: You need not wait for the awareness month. Consult this site for information on this subject. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate. ...Read more