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My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?

My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?

Maybe: Tv and video games are geared for a 4 second attention span. Most 2 year olds have longer attention spans than that. The 4 second attention span keeps your son alert via a neural reflex. It also lowers his attention span for the real world. Research states of those who watch 1 hour a day 9% will lower their attention span to add levels. 2 hours lowers 18% and 3 hrs 27%. Limit both to 45 min/day. ...Read more

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Running into doors etc. Stumbling and falling over. ?

Running into doors etc. Stumbling and falling over. ?

Further exam: Falling and running into doors can cause further damage. Why? Is it your vision? Other symptoms. Your doctor needs to see you as a stroke can cause these too. Being clumsy is a waste basket diagnosis, that is, only after all proper diagnostic procedures are done. You are also on meds needing monitoring and can affect your nervous functions so have a good exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Son jolted awake and his legs kicked up.he has an irregular sleep schedule and falls asleep watching and plays video games mostly.hethinkshehasatumor?

Son jolted awake and his legs kicked up.he has an irregular sleep schedule and falls asleep watching and plays video games mostly.hethinkshehasatumor?

Sleep disorder: You don't list an age but adults function best with 7-8 hours of sleep/day, teens often need 8-10. If he falls asleep playing games he has a sleep issue, not a tumor. Vomiting as he awakens from sleep would be a more likely scene for a tumor. He needs to see his PCP and work out a realistic way to enjoy the pleasures of his life, while addressing the need that his body has for sleep. ...Read more

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How many calories would i burn from playing video games?

How many calories would i burn from playing video games?

Almost none: Sedentary activity never burns calories to any extent. Get out of the house and exercise. ...Read more

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Do violent video games hurt a child's ability to sleep?

Do violent video games hurt a child's ability to sleep?

Definitely could: Playing any sort of video games (or having screen time) before bed is likely to negatively impact sleep- these games make the brain "wake up" and its hard then to calm down to go to sleep. Violent games may cause the child to be have scary thoughts before bed and make it tough to fall asleep. ...Read more

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Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Several: You could have a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or bursitis to name a few. ...Read more

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286 stair climb. How may calories burned?

286 stair climb. How may calories burned?

About 30: The calories you burned would depend on your weight. As an estimate, though, I'll use the results of a study that found climbing one stair to be associated with about 0.11 calories burned. This is equivalent to 31 calories for your 286-stair climb. ...Read more

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Play tennis 3times a week eat relatively healthy walk around uni campus, burning chest wheezing and coughing after running laps around a field?

Play tennis 3times a week eat relatively healthy walk around uni campus, burning chest wheezing and coughing after running laps around a field?

Mgt: A virtual inbox consultation may help and can be booked online. I would suggest pulmonary evaluation. You may have exercise induced asthma and treatments are available. ...Read more

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My son 10 year old son just had open heart surgery. How long does recovery take so he can start playing outside? Riding his bike & playing football?

My son 10 year old son just had open heart surgery. How long does recovery take so he can start playing outside? Riding his bike & playing football?

Talk to MD: The surgeon will be the one to best gauge the rate of recovery. This can depend on type of surgery, underlying defect and recovery from surgery. Best case with the information you have provided is months before even thinking about football. ...Read more

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Parent was ambulating in the hallway fall and hit their head? Negligence?

Parent was ambulating in the hallway fall and hit their head? Negligence?

Maybe, maybe not: Isn't negligence a legal definition? You might be better off seeking opinion from legal website since this is a physician only site to point out medical info. With that said, if someone's walking in a hallway, falls & hits his/her head, why do we always look to blame someone else? Maybe it was just a pure accident? Even if power cord, liquid and/or banana peel on ground, must prove willful intent. ...Read more

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Blood in vomit after being checked playing hockey and hitting tooth?

Blood in vomit after being checked playing hockey and hitting tooth?

See doctor: Is not quite clear what happened to you. Vomit in blood is never normal. Is better to see doctor. ...Read more

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Struck down by lightening while playing outside - how many people a year?

Follow link: http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/medical.htm you have a better chance of getting hit by lightening than winning most lottery prizes. ...Read more

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Watched a racing video game cars bumping into each other. Later that night and ever since floor feels bouncy only when i stand up. Video games or not?

Watched a racing video game cars bumping into each other. Later that night and ever since floor feels bouncy only when i stand up. Video games or not?

Other issues?: Our digital world is contributing to things such as adhd, lack of focus, loss of social skill, but it has wonderful up-side also. At 36 Y.O. It's a good idea to get a physical. This may be suggestibility or a balance or vision problem. Your doc can help. ...Read more

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My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more

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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read more

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A child has sudden random outbursts of aggression and giggling, punching, hitting, running, jumping on tables, and kicking objects while laughing. Why?

Eval: I don't know the answer to this. If he is showing this behavior in more than one setting (i.e., school, home) than evaluation by a child psychiatrist, child psychologist or developmental psychologist may be beneficial. ...Read more