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Doctor insights on: Thyrotoxic Storm

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What is a dystonic storm?

Absolutely no fun: www.dystonia.org.uk/.../symptoms/dystonic-storms dystonic storms are episodes of a rare condition called status dystonicus where people develop frequent and intense episodes of severe generalised dystonia. ...Read more

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What's a cytokine storm?

What's a cytokine storm?

An immune reaction.: A cytokin storm is an immune reaction that can cause fever, fatigue, nausea, redness and in some cases can be fatal. ...Read more

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Why is golfing during a storm dangerous?

Why is golfing during a storm dangerous?

Storm warning: If you are golfing during a storm be prepared to be struck by lightning. Obviously not a good idea. Seek shelter. ...Read more

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How can I help my 7 yo that is afraid of storms / death?

How can I help my 7 yo that is afraid of storms / death?

Comfort & presence: A 7-year old is getting curious about the world beyond home and family, and yet needs your comfort and care. Has someone in the family died, in a storm? Letting the child ask questions about storms and death is important, maybe playing it out with action figures, or drawing. Kids that age remember these losses -- including pets. Important for child to know you're securely there with him/her. ...Read more

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What happened to health of desert storm soldiers longterm?

What happened to health of desert storm soldiers longterm?

Still unknown fully: Many who served in the gulf war have had difficulties due to stress related issues, as well as physical symptoms, which appear to have been multi-determined. Suspected irritants include the fires in kuwait, with resultant fumes, innoculations and other possible chemical contaminants which may impair health. ...Read more

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What good is a school desk as protection during a storm? Am I safer in hallway?

Talk to your teacher: Your school probably has a plan in place. Suggest the hallway as an alternative. It sounds like a good idea. They'll tell you why they can't use it if they can't. ...Read more

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Were desert storm vets found tohave problems from those gases? What happened with them?

Were desert storm vets found tohave problems from those gases? What happened with them?

Desert Stom: Those who were near conflicts during or downwind of chemical weapons depot demolition, had exposure to toxic chemicals which are currently believed to be the cause of the illness. Several specific causes have been investigated, including Pyridostigmine bromide (pb) nerve gas antidote (napp) pills, organophosphate military strength pesticides, chemical weapons, and depleted uranium. ...Read more

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What is thyroid storm?

What is thyroid storm?

Thyroid storm: Hyperthyroidism of an extreme nature. Hyperthermia, cardiac instability, shock. Due to uncontrolled graves disease. ...Read more

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What's a thyroid storm?

What's a thyroid storm?

Too much hormone: Uncontrolled release of thyroid hormone may lead to thyroid storm. The thyroid is the major regulating hoprmone in the body. Too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) leads to increased pulse and bp, restlessness, nervousness, and weight loss. Thyroid storm is the extreme of this condition which can lead to cardiovascular collapse and even death. Full blown thyroid storm is relaticvely uncommon now. ...Read more